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    Side Effects (Incontinence (cannot control urine)): Due to the type of surgery, the incontinence and erectile dysfunction is currently present and will take a little time to overcome. I opted for the nerve sparing type of surgery so hopefully these normal body functions will return. I just do not know when.

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      jDay

      Are you still having incontinence issues? I have total incontinence 1 week after catheter removal following robotic prostatectomy. How long did it take before you gained any control over your bladder functions?

      about 4 years ago
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    Celebration (As soon as I was cleared for travel my wife and I took a restful vacation.): I was happy to hear that my doctor was confident the cancer was contained and the entire Prostate Gland was removed intact. No need for any follow-up radiation or chemo treatments.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy): My expected overnight stay in the hospital lasted 5 days due to issues with an Ilieus forming in my intestines. Miserable times in hospital due to the condition being overlooked or unexpected by the medical staff.

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    Decision Point (What type of treatment regimen to follow?): I was considering many different options; watchful waiting, radiation treatment or surgery to remove the Prostate. My doctor was suggesting surgery because of the cancer being contained within the gland and my current age & health. Mutual decision by myself, my wife and doctor. Too much uncertainty of any radiation treatments.

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): I had family history of Prostate Cancer so I always had regular PSA Blood Tests.