Jan 03, 2009 - 1:26 am
I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer two days before Thanksgiving, 2008.
My Gleason score is 3+3 (6), my PSA is 3.3, and cancer was found in 3 of my 12 biopsy samples (5%, 5% and 10%). I am 55, and in good health (all things considered). I have opted for a robotic prostatectomy.
I would like to know about the catheter that they put in you.
How difficult is it to move around with the catheter? How easy is it to lie down and get up? How painful/uncomfortable is it when you are sitting down, or walking, or bending down to pick up something from the floor? How difficult/awkward is it to have the collection bag tied to your leg? How painful is it when they pull the catheter out?
Thanks for your experiences and insights.
Here's wishing us all a Happy New Year!