Jun 11, 2010 - 3:39 pm
I sure did not think it would come back this fast...was prepared for much longer...I will still probably use the Generic Viagra at times because I like how it works and it's cheap. It sure is good to be back this quickly....I will thank my surgeon each and every time I see him - he's the rock star I thought he was! Now I just have to wait 9 1/2 years more to determine if I should deem him the greatest surgeon in the western hemisphere! Hope this gives hope to some out there in same situation! My updated path:
52 years old
11/09 Second Opinion on Biopsy slides from Dr. Koch
Endorectol MRI with Coil - Indicated the Palpal tumor was Organ confined
Da Vinci performed 12/29/09 - Dr. Hollensbee & Scott
Post Surgery Pathology:
FIRST PSA TEST 2-11-10 <0.1 NON-DETECTABLE
Virtually Pad free 2-20-10
SECOND PSA TEST 5-26-10 <0.1 NON-DETECTABLE
Notes on Recovery: Was at my desk working (from home office – sales) 6 days following my surgery. No pain to speak of (very lucky as many have some pain) I think because I took the Tramadol they gave religiously and found it to be the best drug in the world. BM’s where the trickiest part and most uncomfortable in the early stages but improved with time – follow the diet they give you!...I strayed off and the next BM helped to get me back on track – I like food very hot and spicy - don’t recommend that for at least a month following surgery. Cream soups, mushroom, celery, and chicken worked great the first week following surgery. Mashed Potatoes…Ah the first time following surgery it was heaven!...the first really solid food I ate…..you will learn to appreciate food all over again as you add back your favorites following surgery when the time is right. Take all the help from everyone around you…it might be a while you get that opportunity again to be waited on hand and foot. Liquids are a concern but some affect people differently it seems reading through the discussion board…I found anything carbonated would cause much leaking…alcohol was not good either…but I justified doing it thinking It’s my training method to work on my bladder control!...lol I love homebrewed beers too much! And am an admitted hop head.
Currently only need ¼ pill to get usable . Day 150 am starting to get semi hard without any drug.
Day 163 had usable erection without any drug!!!
Reading Materials for Reference:
Comprehensive Book list on Prostate Cancer - http://www.wellnessbooks.com/bookstore/