That was so sweet to hear from my surgeon in recovery this afternoon....I know he got a million hugs from my wife Noelle in the waiting room, and a lot of tears of joy! I am overwhelmed with love and good feelings right now....it's hard to describe...maybe some people reading this who have battled cancer can understand the emotions. Less than 2-months ago, I was told I had prostate cancer. Today my surgeon says he thinks he got all the cancer out. We won't be 100% until the pathology report comes back in 7- days...so the reporter in me...wants to see it in bold print. But this is a day for me to remember forever!
I am very weak, but incredibly, I have NO pain. I even turned down pain killers. I am sore, my throat is raw (from oxygen tube), and a bit loopy...but NO pain. They used a robot to go into me at five, very small places. Medical technology in 2010 is unreal. That and all the prayers. Thank you just doesn't do it, but THANK YOU.
Noelle helped me with my first "walk" down the hall. Felt good to get out of a prone position, and stretch the legs. A little unsteady because of all the medication. They really stress a lot of walking in the weeks ahead, and I plan to do just that.
The resident doctor who helped in surgery just visited. He says it went very well. The prostate came out easily which is good news...and he says they were able to salvage/lessen trauma to...both sets of nerve bundles around the prostate. That bolds well for the future in terms of impotence. The pathology report in a week will show much cancer was in my prostate, how aggressive it was, and here's the biggie- did the cancer break thru the wall of the capsule/prostate? Ahhhh, another important day coming up on that matter.
Well, let's stop for now and get some rest. I wish you all a wonderful Christmas. My Christmas wish may have come a little early!