Author Archives: Bob Hoffman

Post Surgery Day 57

I had a followup appointment with my GP today to bring him up to date on the surgery. He had nothing to add about the prostate surgery. Incontinence was not as bad as I first thought (make no mistake it … Continue reading

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Post Surgery Day 52

Now that the catheter is out, life is much better. Had a good night’s sleep in my own bed last night. The cats (and the wife) were as happy as I was. But it was not all fun and games. … Continue reading

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Post Surgery Day 51

Have Cystogram number four scheduled today at 11:00 AM. Praying that the tears in the bladder are healed. The cystogram showed no leakage. Praise the Lord! Have follow up with doctor at 2:00 PM At doctor’s office. The catheter has … Continue reading

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Post Surgery Day 44

I had a follow up visit with the surgeon today, just a “see how your doing visit.” The urologist decided he wanted to change out the catheter today to minimize infection risks. The procedure was uncomfortable but not painful. We … Continue reading

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Post Surgery Day 36

I was released from the hospital today. White blood count normal. Temp was down to normal. Have 10 days of antibiotics set up in pills. Cystogram is still on for tomorrow, with followup with doctor. If bladder is healed catheter … Continue reading

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Post Surgery Day 32

I had a rough night last night. Took a pain pill, having discomfort with catheter. Pain pill was not helping. Woke up after midnight, had a couple of bladder spasms. Asked for some prayer on Facebook. Felt the peace of … Continue reading

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Post Surgery Day 26

I’ve had another good day.  The cot seems like it might work. Did a good days work on the computer. I am not going to continue to update this every day now – it is getting redundant. I will update … Continue reading

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Post Surgery Day 22

Today was a big let down. Had cystogram. Still showed small tear in bladder. Went back to the doctor for followup visit. He tightened up the catheter (added water to the bulb to seal it tighter in the bladder). He … Continue reading

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Post Surgery Day 8

Trying to set up an X Ray called a cystogram for Monday before my scheduled appointment to get the catheter out next Monday. The game plan per the doctor’s office was to get the cystogram in the morning, and see … Continue reading

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Post Surgery Day 7

I had my follow up doctor’s appointment today. The news was excellent. They did remove the JP Drain.  They will be keeping the catheter in for another week. The lab results were back from the tissue he removed. The cancer … Continue reading

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