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Thread: DaVinci in 4 weeks...lots of questions

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    Thank you for the responses. It sounds like I should probably be pretty flexible on my return date back to work. I can get short term disability so that should help if I run out of PTO. I've been doing my kegels and my awesomely supportive wife has been reading the threads and buying anything she thinks that I may need post surgery from Amazon. I'm in decent shape physically so I'm not too worried about that. I'm an avid runner..or at least I was until I tore up me knee this spring so Ill be looking forward to walking and eventually getting back to my runs.
    And its a pretty safe bet that I wouldn't be doing any jitterbugs at the wedding even if I didn't have surgery.
    DOB 4/11/1969
    PSA: 5/12: 3.46, 3/13: 2.38, 3/14: 3.49 6/15: 3.10 7/16: 3.19 12/17: 3.5 04/18: 3.8 12/18 4.1 4/19 4.5 6/19 4.8
    Nodule found during DRE 7/2016
    Biopsy: 7/22/2016
    RMB: adenocarcinoma, Gleason score 3+3=6
    Total surface area 5% involved
    perineural invasion present
    Biopsy: 7/19/2017
    Gleason score 3+3=6
    Total surface area 30% involved

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    The guys have given you excellent advise. Kegels, walking, no booze, no dancing, try not to compare surgery scars, do get some Depends briefs, and an abdominal binder. It's a wide compression belt that encircles your abdomen used to speed-up the recovery process after surgery. It also makes moving around much more comfortable. Under $20 on Amazon.

    Good luck!
    72...LUTS for the past 7 years
    TURP 2/16,
    G3+4 discovered
    3T MRI 5/16
    MRI fusion guided biopsy 6/16
    14 cores; four G 3+3, one G3+4,
    CIPRO antibiotic = C. Diff infection 7/16
    Cured with Vanco for 14 days
    Second 3T MRI 1/17
    Worsened bulging of posterior capsule
    Oncotype DX GPS 3/17, LFP risk 63%, Likelihood of Low
    Grade Disease 81%, Likelihood of Organ Confined 80%
    RALP 7/13/17 Dr. Gonzaglo @ Univ of Miami
    G3+4 Confirmed, Organ confined
    pT2 pNO pMn/a Grade Group 2
    PSA 0.32 to .54 over 3 months
    DCFPyl PET & ercMRI Scans - 11/17
    A one inch tumor still in prostate bed = failed surgery
    All met scans clear
    SRT, 2ADT, IMGT 70.2 Gys @1.8 per, completed 5/18
    Radiation Procitis, and Ulcerative Colitis flaired after 20 years
    PSA <.006 9/18, .054 11/18, .070 12/18, .067 2/19, .078 5/19, .074 7/19
    We'll see....what is not known dwarfs what is thought to be fact

 

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