I'm so sorry your trip home was difficult. I remember mine and was so glad to see my wife's car pulling down the ramp of the parking garage I started to get tearful. Had I seen you trying to scrape off the ice, I surely would have offered to help! I'm sorry no one helped you. I think if my wife had scratched the car up, I would have laughed at how ridiculous life can be. I know I had to laugh it off when we got rear-ended going to meet friends for dinner on a Sat night 2 days after I got my cath out, and 12 days after surgery.
But the good news is you ARE home, and on the road to recovery. I hope the holidays go more smoothly for you both. You deserve it! Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Gleason scores from 4 pathologies of the same biopsy with 2 of 12 cores positive for cancer (if this isn't confusing to the patient...):
1) both cores 3+4 (Weiss Memorial)
2) one 3+4 and one 3+3 (Univ. of Chicago Hosp.)
3) both cores 3+3 (Mass General Hosp.)
4) both cores 3+4 (Northwestern Memorial Hosp.)
9/17/07 - Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy Surgery at Northwestern Memorial in Chicago by Dr. William Catalona.
and the winner is...post op Gleason score of 3+4.
Good pathology report with negative margins, no seminal vesicale involvement, no lymphatic or vascular invasion, bladder and urethral free and tumor volume was 5% of 27.3g. Amazing how something so small can cause such problems!
9/27/07 - Catheter removal...let the games begin...