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arlin report thought of the day: prostate surgery


On Thursday Oct. 24th I had my prostate removed due to cancer. Appears the cancer was confined to the prostate and so far all is looking good. Of course I need to find out the results of the biopsy samples they took around the prostate. Doc said first indication looks good though. The surgery was performed robotic and I have 5 small incisions rather than one large one. However, my stomach is extremely sore. Yesterday, Friday was the worse day as far as soreness goes. Feels a bit better this morning.

The most challenging part of this is wearing the catheter. Went home with it and will have to wear it for at least a week. It is mostly annoying. Compared to my Aortic heart valve replacement (open heart) back in April, this prostate surgery was a piece of cake. Walking is more difficult because of the soreness however. I’ll make it.

The surgery was performed at St. Lukes Hospital in Chesterfield, Missouri by Dr. Travis Dum. I have nothing but good things to say about the doctor and the hospital. Excellent and caring people.

Guys make sure you get PSA test done. Don’t put it off.