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Catheter Out, Pathology Report In

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Bill_4
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I had my first robotic prostatectomy post-surgery appointment yesterday (8/4). The tether (catheter) was removed. As an experience, one time is enough, thank you. The pathology report was good: "Tumor confined to prostate gland", "margins of resection free of involvement", "no evidence extraprostatic extension".......remains Gleason 6 (3+3. New categorization pT2c. Surprisingly, I am still wearing the same pair of Depends that I left the doctor’s office with and they are dry. I have to go to the bathroom about every 2.5-3 hours. I think that is because my bladder and urethra don’t yet want a lot of pressure yet. I am still contending with some deep pain under one of the incision sites (I’m at the slow end of the healing bell-curve on that one). It is sore getting the stream started but everything works. After losing 7 pounds, I look forward to slowly regaining my energy and strength. Thanks to all of you who helped me through your experience, wisdom and support. My best wishes to those moving towards treatment.
Bill, age 60

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lewvino
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Bill,
My Congrats to you! I'm glad to hear that the Cancer was contained and no extension! Also that is great that it sounds like the urine control is also well on its way to healing!

I think I'm the next one in the forum that is in line for surgery. I'll keep everyone posted next week when I meet the robot.

Larry

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Bill_4
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Larry,
Just want to wish you good luck on your upcoming surgery. Let me know how I can be of support following your surgery (here or by e-mail). Your thoughts and well wishes have been valuable to us on the forum.
Best wishes,
Bill

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spottydog10
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Well done Bill, glad it went so well,
Cheers!
Mike

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lewvino
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Bill,
Was just re-reading the title of your post..Catheter Out, Pathology Report In. Does that mean they put the Path Report in where the Cath came out of? LOL.

Sorry just couldn't resist a little humor.

Also with my insurance they have a free service where they assign you a coordinator that will call me periodically to check on my progress and answer health questions, healing questions etc. After answering numerous questions for the guy he then asked...."Are they sure you have prostate cancer?" I was like duh...that was the purpose of having this machine stuck up where the sun doesn't shine, taking 12 samples and having them tested and duh...I just like going and having surgeries? LOL

Larry

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Watch.repair.man
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Guess I should have looked to see if my report was in there, Would have been better than going through the dilation.lol

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shubbysr
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Glad to hear of your success. I look forward to being dry during the day

Jim (shubbysr)

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