I still need to update my journey blog, but thought I would give an update as it has been a week today since my procedure at Georgetown.
The procedure itself went really well. Turns out my prostate was 100 grams. Pathology came back showing 4+3, versus original 3+4 from biopsy. No positive margins which is great news. Perineural invasion present with multiple foci. Would prefer different outcome on that last item, but I understand this is quite common and not a huge concern. Both nerves spared.
I have to say that the post-op has gone much better than I expected or feared. I was released next day and had a 3.5 hour trip home with zero issues.
Some soreness, but the only real pain has been when I cough. I have not taken anything stronger than Motrin and Tylenol and I stopped those on Weds morning. I am usually a big baby when it comes to pain.
I was really tired for a few days following. Still feeling a lot more fatigue than I would expect at this point. Albeit, any multi hours surgery under anesthesia is not insignificant.
My surgeon uses a suprapubic catheter which is far more comfortable than the traditional Foley shoved up the Captain! Insist on that my friends.
Since Georgetown is a distance, surgeon agreed that it can be removed by local uro once I can urinate. That big test came today when I capped the catheter. After 3 hours there was zero leakage and I felt enough in bladder to give it a try. The results were positive. Felt a little strange and a bit of blood but I was able to fully empty and again no leaks even after climbing up down stairs.
Cath should come out tomorrow. Once I am fully confident regarding continence I guess the next thing will be to see if my new friend, Mr. Softy, awakes from his slumber.