Nov 04, 2007 - 9:46 am
I posted in September; now I'm beyond surgery. Can only sit at computer for a few minutes. Had the RALP on Halloween Day in Bangor, ME. Dr. Rao saved both neurovascular bundles, and expects no margins. I'll get results November 12 when catheter comes out (it truly IS the biggest pain in all of this). Other than gas and constipation the first 2+ days, I feel really well today. Vicodin does work - I'm still taking it but cut the dose in 1/2 yesterday. Walking slowly and will get outside today, but some clotting shows up in bag when I over-exert. I know this will improve in the next few days. Question - my inside right thigh is partly numb -- did surgeon touch a nerve? Also, had a SEVERE shoulder and rib cage muscle spasm after surgery, probably from my arms being strangely placed on table. Anyway, I pray the outcome continues to be positive, and look forward to being catheter and cancer-free. Tasch and Mudock - thanks for your posts.