Mar 24, 2013 - 1:57 pm
I have been gone a few years but my troubles still continue. I had RP in June of 2009. I have had about 15 surgeries since then. Like the old Hee Ha song, if it weren't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all. I have had the RP nightmare. What I want to know is there any other souls out there besides me who have been injured during the Da Vanci procedure. When I had my RP it took the doctor 6 1/2 hours to get the job done. He did not realize that he had preferated my colon. I almost died. Had emergency surgery for sepsis, in ICU for two weeks, came home with a colostomy, a wound vac and foley catather for nine months. After that I ended up with a ileostomy for a year and a half. I just had surgery a little over a month a go to repair 3 hernia's that were in my abdominal area as a result of the two other surgeries. I've had a pace maker installed since then also. I know RP does not affect the heart but since I could not do anything and now I wanted to try to get back to normal, my heart would not let me. I had a cardio miopothy, a weak heart. I have spent almost 2 months in the hospital becaue of all that has went wrong. I have been tethered to my house for the last 3 and a 1/2 years. I could go, but not for very long or not very far. If you want to talk to some one who has been thru it all conserning RP, I'm the guy for you. Don't feel sorry for me. I'm a tough old goat. I am 68 years old and a ex-Marine. I'm going to whip this thing. I've come a long way baby. I'm not done yet but I am getting closer. I know I can't be the only one who has been injured during RP using the Da Vinci robot. If your out ther let me hear from you. If you are wondering if I filled suit against this doctor, you bet I have. Can you blame me.