Thursday, September 22, 2011

After the Surgery

Ginny and I made it back to Lancaster around noon today.  I am glad to be home but I can tell that it will be a few days before I really feel like doing much.  I don't have any pain to speak of but I am really tired.  I suppose this is the side effects of the anesthetics and the trauma of the surgery.  My appetite is so so but thank goodness I do not have the nausea I felt the day of the surgery.  I did have a very restful sleep last night and only woke up when the nurse wanted to check my vital signs.

I can see that I am going to need a lot of practice with changing the bag on my catheter.  The first time I did it on my own was at the hospital this morning.  I managed to spray piss all over the bathroom before I got the bag changed.  It is amazing how quickly my bag fills up (about 1 liter).  My urine was pretty pink yesterday but it is a lot clearer today.

I have nothing but positive things to say about Dr Lee and his staff.  I have about seven holes around my abdomen and they plugged them with some pretty amazing super glue.  I don't think they will ever bleed.  My next session with Dr Lee will be in 10 days when they should have the results of the lymph nodes they  removed during the surgery to see if the cancer has spread.  I am saying more than a few prayers that the results are clean.  Dr Lee did say that my prostate looked very healthy and there were no visible signs of the cancer we all know is there. 

I can't tell you how anxious I am to have the catheter removed which should take place next Wednesday in the office of my urologist here in Lancaster, Dr Del Terzo.  Now the healing begins!


  1. Thanks for the update. So did you clean the piss up or did Virginia??

  2. I guess the nurse cleaned it up. I didn't say a word!