Apologies I thought I had replied to your post a few weeks ago but I cannot now see it so it must have gone into the Internet ether so will try again!!
I am so sorry to hear you had the Catheter in for 9 weeks!!! I was lucky but even after only 7 days I was so relieved to have it taken out. I feel for you.The clamp on your catheter tube sounds really painful too and you must have been in agony. I am not surprised the specialist said he would be "having words"
Great news you were dry within 3 weeks too. After 5 weeks I am not yet dry but now on one pad a day and it is improving and I saw the Surgeon today who said I am ahead of schedule. How are you doing now ?
I got my Lab test results today. Thankfully the results showed all the cancer was removed and that the tissue he removed was surrounded by a layer of normal tissue so a clear or negative surgical margin. I was so relieved I shed a few tears.
He also said the laboratory report showed the cancer was more aggressive than the original biopsy and tests showed and that the Gleason Score that they downgraded from a 4:3 to a 3:4 was in fact the more aggressive 4:3 and I had more of the 4 than originally was thought which proved I needed the operation and the suggestion of going on active surveillance as I did at first was not the right thing to do.
I am now waiting for the results of my first PSA Blood test following the OP
I know like you I am lucky as the outcome for some is not as positive