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shane59
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Hi its been almost 2 months since surgery due for first post op visit ,hope all news is good .any questions I should ask and when do you get first PSA Test done thanks Shane

Trew
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The doctor has been drawing blood from me every 3 months. I am checkin' in with him tomorrow for my first visit since radiation- I expect he will take another urine and blood sample, pretty much a standard rountine every 3 months with a shot in the stomach every 6 months.

Most of the important stuff re your surgery he should have already shared with you at the time you got the cath pulled.

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jminnj
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Shane, I agree with Trew. Most of the stuff is usually covered when you have the catheter taken out. I go for my first check since the cath removal in a couple of weeks. What I would suggest you talk to your doc about is anything that you think is unusual, not expected, pain you might be having that you did not expect, etc. Good luck with your visit.

Joe

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shane59
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BEST VISIT I HAVE HAD,DR SAYS ALL MARGINS CLEAR FOUND ONLY LOW GRADE CANCER ,NERVE SPARING WENT WELL HE WAS VERY HAPPY WITH OP ECT GAVE ME DIRECT ANSWERS TO MY QUESTIONS. HE BELIEVES HE HAS ALL CANCER OUT .AND THAT GOOD CHANCE OF ERECTIAL FUNCTION SHOULD RETURN,I TOLD HIM WHAT WILL BE WILL BE {I AM NOT HOLDING MY BREATH} JUST THE NEWS OF BEING HEALTHY AGAIN WAS THE BONUS. INCONTINANTS OF URINE GETTING SO MUCH BETTER NOT BRAGGING JUST GREATFULL 1 PAD A DAY NOW NONE AT NIGHT TRYING A COUPLE OF HOURS AT A TIME WHEN NOT AT WORK TO USE NO PADS RETRAINING OF BLADDER GOING WELL .I GUESS THE BODYS GETTING OVER THE SURGERY AND RETURNING TO AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE . THIS IS A GREAT SITE THANKS FOR YOUR VALUED COMMENTS HOPE AND PRAY YOU ALL GET SOME IMPROVMENT AND PROGRESS SWIFTLY TO SOME FORM OF NORMAL ROUTINES THANKS AGAIN SHANE

bdhilton
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Happy that you have the "clear" margins now for continants and no to limited ED...I wish you the best

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dakotarunner
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Congrats on the good news Shane. You are enjoying the feeling that many of us have experienced, and there is nothing like it. It is like a tremendous weight being lifted off your shoulders. Things will only get better as your body gets back to normal. Keep us updated.

And remember, POPC (piss on prostate cancer)

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shane59
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well i had to mow my vacant block today 1000 square mtrs the grass was about 2 feet tall .yahoo the body felt good no groin pains a bit tired but feeling strong great bladder control. I am so happy no leaks over 4 hour time frame only had to use toilet once definately on the mend I feel so good, wish you all the best yes I like the POPC dakotarunner thanks all for the possitive feedback shane

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randy_in_indy
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Very happy for you! I am on the mend too...just in the last two days seems I am leaking much less virtually none...want to try to go without pads during the day but will wait until Wed when I see the doc to see how he thinks I should proceed.

Again It's great news like that giving us all nice thoughts and hope about our progress!

Keep Posting!

Randy in indy

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shane59
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best of luck with the docs appointment hope no pads for you in the future .I have been trying no pads at home in the mornings or at least till I have to go out some good progress.Thinking of trying some of the ladys slimline panty liners just in case of a few dribbles . all the best Randy and Indy nice to hear from you take care Shane

bdhilton
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Happy for you...4 hours and you went once! That is better than good....Funny what we all get excited about...G*d willing I hope to be as fortunate...best to you and the others on the mend

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