Just wanted to let everyone know that I had the RC and prostate removal surgery on April 30 at The Cleveland Clinic. I ended up choosing the Ileal Conduit urinary divrsion.
I was in surgery 10 hours and required three units of blood, but the surgery showed the cancer had NOT spread into the muscle layer of the bladder and was NOT in the prostate. Dr. Brian Lane removed 40 lymph nodes and we will have the pathology report this Friday. I pray they are all cancer free and Dr. Lane is inclined to agree that they are...
I was discharged from The Clevelnad Clinic on Monday night so I was only in the hospitl for four days after surgery. So far I am getting a little stronger each day and am only taking Vicodin for pain. Most of my pain in in my lower back for some reason. How long before you begin to feel "like yourself again".....
Thank you for all the help and encouragement,
RC/Prostate Removal 4/30/09
Dr. Brian Lane