Dear Dr. Samadi,
How does one begin to express a felt gratitude that is beyond words? My mind tells me just to write all of the many reasons to thank you – Yes, the operation went exactly as you said it would, and I went home the very next day. As comfortable as one could be with a catheter I really had very little pain and just as promised it was taken out in five days. Three weeks later, I shoveled my driveway and my neighbor’s driveway. One week after that, the bliss of successful sex.Incontinence, what incontinence? Although I continue to use half a pad the leakage is so little that I think it’s more for my head then what lies below my belt.Thank you “Da vinci.” My PSA is essentially undetectable – 0.05, and yes, you have a staff of angels.
However, all of the above are but reasons of the mind. What are truly ineffable are my heartfelt feelings and the fact that there truly, and factually, is a life after robotic prostate surgery. A very good life I might add. Best summed up by my 15 month granddaughter up, up, as I bend down to lift her up. Thank you so much for all that you are, for all that you do, and for so much more….
Six weeks after surgery