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robotic prostatectomy - how long does it take?
  1. #1
    Dwight Guest

    Default robotic prostatectomy - how long does it take?

    In general, how long does the robotic procedure take, barring big
    problems?

    2 hours? 3 hours?

    Recovery time - 1 hour?

    I'll be having surgery at 1pm tomorrow, and I'm just wondering whether
    I'll be able to talk to anyone by phone tomorrow night, to let them
    know how I'm doing.

  2. #2
    Danger Mouse Guest

    Default Re: robotic prostatectomy - how long does it take?

    On Tue, 13 May 2008 19:08:12 -0700 (PDT), Dwight <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >In general, how long does the robotic procedure take, barring big
    >problems?
    >
    >2 hours? 3 hours?
    >
    >Recovery time - 1 hour?
    >
    >I'll be having surgery at 1pm tomorrow, and I'm just wondering whether
    >I'll be able to talk to anyone by phone tomorrow night, to let them
    >know how I'm doing.


    I've read 3 - 4 hours for the operation itself. Don't know how long it takes
    to "wake up". I'm suspicious you'll be able to do the phone call the same
    evening.

    I've not been told the time of my operation, but my report time is 10:30, or
    actually 10:00 AM at the admissions registration.

    My surgery is next Tuesday, same thing, but after rollercoaster riding this
    Thursday and the Dayton Hamvention this weekend. 1000 miles round trip from
    Virginia. Should take care of my wanderlust long enough for me to get
    recovered to get back on the road in maybe early July... gotta go somewhere...

    Hopefully someone that knows can chime in with the "wake up" time.

    DM

  3. #3
    I.P. Freely Guest

    Default Re: robotic prostatectomy - how long does it take?

    Dwight wrote:
    > In general, how long does the robotic procedure take, barring big
    > problems?


    > I'll be having surgery at 1pm tomorrow, and I'm just wondering whether
    > I'll be able to talk to anyone by phone tomorrow night, to let them
    > know how I'm doing.


    You will have a close friend there most of the time, won't you? I very
    highly recommend a pair of sharp ears connected to a clear mind as long
    as you're on any narcotics; otherwise you won't remember your
    doc's/nurses' instructions and there'll be no one to there to make sure
    they don't give you the meds intended for the menopausal female
    manic-depressive kidney transplant patient in the next room.

    I.P.

  4. #4
    Danger Mouse Guest

    Default Re: robotic prostatectomy - how long does it take?

    On Wed, 14 May 2008 02:20:00 GMT, Danger Mouse <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Tue, 13 May 2008 19:08:12 -0700 (PDT), Dwight <[email protected]>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>In general, how long does the robotic procedure take, barring big
    >>problems?
    >>
    >>2 hours? 3 hours?
    >>
    >>Recovery time - 1 hour?
    >>
    >>I'll be having surgery at 1pm tomorrow, and I'm just wondering whether
    >>I'll be able to talk to anyone by phone tomorrow night, to let them
    >>know how I'm doing.

    >
    >I've read 3 - 4 hours for the operation itself.


    Ooooopssss.... my bad. I went back and read it again, and I was reading the
    wrong thing on my surgeon's website. I was reading the one for the regular,
    OPEN prostatectomy. They don't have a guide for the Laproscopic.

    A writeup on the laproscopic prostatectomy from the Mayo Clinic:

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pro...9/PAGE=PC00024

    says 2 - 3 hours.

    Sorry for the bad info...

    Guess that's why I double check stuff. I can hear my boss saying I should do
    that first... <GGG>

    And from this totally unrelated, foreign site on anesthesiology:

    "The average recovery time was 128 minuntes"

    at:

    http://www.ispub.com/ostia/index.php...n2/davinci.xml

    That is the Da Vinci system applied to something else, so the anesthesia
    protocol is probably similar. I don't imagine that people who've experienced
    the operation would be able to tell any better how long it took them to "wake
    up" - just how long the whole operation took.

    DM



  5. #5
    J. Veil Guest

    Default Re: robotic prostatectomy - how long does it take?

    I had my operation in January 2008.
    Was wheeled in to surgery 8am and regained consciousness at 4pm. Doc said
    the actual op took four hours.
    Good luck with your operation and wish you a good outcome and speedy
    recovery.

    John
    ==============================
    "Dwight" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > In general, how long does the robotic procedure take, barring big
    > problems?
    >
    > 2 hours? 3 hours?
    >
    > Recovery time - 1 hour?
    >
    > I'll be having surgery at 1pm tomorrow, and I'm just wondering whether
    > I'll be able to talk to anyone by phone tomorrow night, to let them
    > know how I'm doing.




  6. #6
    I.P. Freely Guest

    Default Re: robotic prostatectomy - how long does it take?

    Danger Mouse wrote:
    >
    > Hopefully someone that knows can chime in with the "wake up" time.


    Ya first gotta define "wake up". ;-)

    I opened my eyes, perceived my surroundings, and began asking questions
    a few hours out of the OR. I stayed in that mode most of the night, well
    aware that I was getting very little sleep. I was alert enough the next
    day to start making some demands out of concern for my recovery. By the
    second day post-op I was chatting with the staff, asking questions of
    the docs, and understanding medical answers. Remembering any of them was
    still inhibited by the narcotics. By about Day 5 or 6 I thought I was
    pretty clear-headed, but my wife and brother said I was kidding myself,
    that I was still forgetting much of what I was told. Only after the
    narcotic were out of my system was I able to make sense of something as
    complex as a TV show or magazine article; before that I was living
    mostly in the moment without forming solid new detailed memories. The
    docs said, "That's narcotics for you." That's also lack of sleep; it
    takes several hours of sleep to form good memories, and several
    continuous hours of sleep were denied until I had the doctors order the
    recovery ward staff to try something new and foreign to them: leave me
    the hell alone so I could get some sleep.

    Sorry if I sound bitter, but 42 months later, I'm still beyond bitter.
    If I hadn't been just awake enough to watch our for myself and hadn't
    some family and some concerned surgeons help me, it would have been a
    much worse experience.

    Tip: if you're alone, you might want to make notes when told anything
    important. No matter how clear they seem real-time, details don't stick
    well until you kick the narcotics.

    I.P.

  7. #7
    Dwight Guest

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    On May 13, 7:23*pm, "I.P. Freely" <fuhgheddabou...@noway.nohow> wrote:
    > Dwight wrote:
    > > In general, how long does the robotic procedure take, barring big
    > > problems?
    > > I'll be having surgery at 1pm tomorrow, and I'm just wondering whether
    > > I'll be able to talk to anyone by phone tomorrow night, to let them
    > > know how I'm doing.

    >
    > You will have a close friend there most of the time, won't you?


    Some of the time anyway. Not sure about overnight.

    Where did you have your surgery done?

  8. #8
    I.P. Freely Guest

    Default Re: robotic prostatectomy - how long does it take?

    Dwight wrote:
    > On May 13, 7:23 pm, "I.P. Freely" <fuhgheddabou...@noway.nohow> wrote:
    >> Dwight wrote:
    >>> In general, how long does the robotic procedure take, barring big
    >>> problems?
    >>> I'll be having surgery at 1pm tomorrow, and I'm just wondering whether
    >>> I'll be able to talk to anyone by phone tomorrow night, to let them
    >>> know how I'm doing.

    >> You will have a close friend there most of the time, won't you?

    >
    > Some of the time anyway. Not sure about overnight.
    >
    > Where did you have your surgery done?


    In the Seattle VA by University of Washington teaching hospital surgical
    oncologists/med school professors who performed surgery very often. The
    recovery ward, however, was pure VA. My family couldn't stay overnight
    (I wouldn't have wished that on them anyway), but were there during the
    docs' morning and evening rounds and much of the day.

    I.P.

  9. #9
    Danger Mouse Guest

    Default Re: robotic prostatectomy - how long does it take?

    On Tue, 13 May 2008 20:51:37 -0700, "I.P. Freely" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Danger Mouse wrote:
    >>
    >> Hopefully someone that knows can chime in with the "wake up" time.

    >
    >Ya first gotta define "wake up". ;-)
    >
    >I opened my eyes, perceived my surroundings, and began asking questions
    >a few hours out of the OR. I stayed in that mode most of the night, well
    >aware that I was getting very little sleep. I was alert enough the next
    >day to start making some demands out of concern for my recovery. By the
    >second day post-op I was chatting with the staff, asking questions of
    >the docs, and understanding medical answers. Remembering any of them was
    >still inhibited by the narcotics. By about Day 5 or 6 I thought I was
    >pretty clear-headed, but my wife and brother said I was kidding myself,
    >that I was still forgetting much of what I was told. Only after the
    >narcotic were out of my system was I able to make sense of something as
    >complex as a TV show or magazine article; before that I was living
    >mostly in the moment without forming solid new detailed memories. The
    >docs said, "That's narcotics for you." That's also lack of sleep; it
    >takes several hours of sleep to form good memories, and several
    >continuous hours of sleep were denied until I had the doctors order the
    >recovery ward staff to try something new and foreign to them: leave me
    >the hell alone so I could get some sleep.
    >
    >Sorry if I sound bitter, but 42 months later, I'm still beyond bitter.
    >If I hadn't been just awake enough to watch our for myself and hadn't
    >some family and some concerned surgeons help me, it would have been a
    >much worse experience.
    >
    >Tip: if you're alone, you might want to make notes when told anything
    >important. No matter how clear they seem real-time, details don't stick
    >well until you kick the narcotics.
    >
    >I.P.


    I've got this little solid state recorder that I intend to use to record what
    they're saying in real time so I can't screw it up while writing it down. Now,
    if I can just remember how to run it when I wake up...

    Thanks for the info. I had no idea how bad it could get. Dunno if you're on
    the "loopy" side of average or not, but now I know how screwed up I _might_ be
    and for how long.

    I was going to go see Indiana Jones at the flick on Friday after the Tuesday
    operation - maybe I'll end up seeing it twice "for the 1st time" 'cuz I won't
    remember it the 1st time... <G>

    DM

  10. #10
    Steve Tew Guest

    Default Re: robotic prostatectomy - how long does it take?


    "Danger Mouse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Tue, 13 May 2008 20:51:37 -0700, "I.P. Freely"
    > <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Danger Mouse wrote:
    >>>
    >>> Hopefully someone that knows can chime in with the "wake up" time.

    >>
    >>Ya first gotta define "wake up". ;-)
    >>
    >>I opened my eyes, perceived my surroundings, and began asking questions
    >>a few hours out of the OR. I stayed in that mode most of the night, well
    >>aware that I was getting very little sleep. I was alert enough the next
    >>day to start making some demands out of concern for my recovery. By the
    >>second day post-op I was chatting with the staff, asking questions of
    >>the docs, and understanding medical answers. Remembering any of them was
    >>still inhibited by the narcotics. By about Day 5 or 6 I thought I was
    >>pretty clear-headed, but my wife and brother said I was kidding myself,
    >>that I was still forgetting much of what I was told. Only after the
    >>narcotic were out of my system was I able to make sense of something as
    >>complex as a TV show or magazine article; before that I was living
    >>mostly in the moment without forming solid new detailed memories. The
    >>docs said, "That's narcotics for you." That's also lack of sleep; it
    >>takes several hours of sleep to form good memories, and several
    >>continuous hours of sleep were denied until I had the doctors order the
    >>recovery ward staff to try something new and foreign to them: leave me
    >>the hell alone so I could get some sleep.
    >>
    >>Sorry if I sound bitter, but 42 months later, I'm still beyond bitter.
    >>If I hadn't been just awake enough to watch our for myself and hadn't
    >>some family and some concerned surgeons help me, it would have been a
    >>much worse experience.
    >>
    >>Tip: if you're alone, you might want to make notes when told anything
    >>important. No matter how clear they seem real-time, details don't stick
    >>well until you kick the narcotics.
    >>
    >>I.P.

    >
    > I've got this little solid state recorder that I intend to use to record
    > what
    > they're saying in real time so I can't screw it up while writing it down.
    > Now,
    > if I can just remember how to run it when I wake up...
    >
    > Thanks for the info. I had no idea how bad it could get. Dunno if you're
    > on
    > the "loopy" side of average or not, but now I know how screwed up I
    > _might_ be
    > and for how long.
    >
    > I was going to go see Indiana Jones at the flick on Friday after the
    > Tuesday
    > operation - maybe I'll end up seeing it twice "for the 1st time" 'cuz I
    > won't
    > remember it the 1st time... <G>
    >
    > DM

    You may want to reconsider the plan, and determine that you will want to
    stay comfortable and relatively immobile for some time after the operation.
    Take scheduled walks and gradually increase activity. I personally would
    not recommend going "out" for a while, at least until you are off narcotics.

    The consistent tendency of the medical community is to downplay the real
    recovery requirements that you may face and "average it up".

    I was basically crippled for about a month afterwards. Short walks
    precipitated bleeding and spasms, my abs were so sore that I could not sit
    up for weeks without assistance from some sort of rope or other aid.
    Sitting for any longer than twenty minutes or so was painful and brought on
    more bleeding. You may feel great for the first few days, but that may be
    the pain med that you are on giving you a false sense of well being. Don't
    over do it.

    God Bless,
    Steve



  11. #11
    John Guest

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    On May 13, 10:08*pm, Dwight <nodamnspa...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > In general, how long does the robotic procedure take, barring big
    > problems?
    >
    > 2 hours? 3 hours?
    >
    > Recovery time - 1 hour?
    >
    > I'll be having surgery at 1pm tomorrow, and I'm just wondering whether
    > I'll be able to talk to anyone by phone tomorrow night, to let them
    > know how I'm doing.


    I'll be thinking about you Dwight. I hope everything goes well.

    John

  12. #12
    Steve Tew Guest

    Default Re: robotic prostatectomy - how long does it take?


    "Dwight" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > In general, how long does the robotic procedure take, barring big
    > problems?
    >
    > 2 hours? 3 hours?
    >
    > Recovery time - 1 hour?
    >
    > I'll be having surgery at 1pm tomorrow, and I'm just wondering whether
    > I'll be able to talk to anyone by phone tomorrow night, to let them
    > know how I'm doing.




    I relate some personal details in this post from Saturday, September 22,
    2007 5:41 PM: My operation was on Sep 18...

    I am pretty comfortable today and making great progress. The last few days
    are somewhat of a fog, and a mix of good and bad memories.



    Here are some rambling thoughts on some of my experience. Most of this is
    fairly fresh in what little memory I have and might fill in some of the
    murkier expectations of anyone who is headed for surgery.



    The Surgery took place on Tuesday. Started at 9:30am. Finished about
    2:00pm.



    I woke up in recovery and saw a large clock hanging from the ceiling,
    reading 2:30. My recovery nurse was really nice. She is a cook and says
    that her ribs are the best around. We swapped recipes and so forth until
    about 3:30 when they took me up to my room. I don't remember the recipes or
    her name, but she was very pleasant to have around...



    I spent two nights in the room; pain was pronounced enough to keep me from
    sleeping on Tuesday night. I had a sleeping pill on Wednesday night...
    That was a real treat since I was so exhausted. Violet stayed in the room
    with me. She was sleeping on the roll - around when the nurse came in at Oh
    dark thirty to get vitals on Wednesday night. I was wearing my headphones
    and apparently could not hear him call my name. Violet says he became very
    concerned very quickly. He thought I was unresponsive for some other
    reason, like death, maybe. We had a little chuckle over it.



    The doc didn't want me walking on Tuesday. Bed rest. Wednesday I took my
    first walk about noon. Sat in a chair for a while. Took another walk.
    Then another. Then crashed hard with extreme pain. The evening nurse
    firmly but kindly lectured me on over doing it.



    I developed gas over the two days in the hospital and continued to be a
    painful problem until Friday. Changing pain indicators and sites throughout
    the stay made it difficult for me to make the call as to "pain level" and
    what I thought was the cause... The intestinal distension was masking some
    of the surgical pain, I think, and there was a specific place in the right
    abdomen under the drain which was really sore. The combination of percocet
    and morphine did abate the intensity of that particular pain as long as I
    did not move. Movement fired it up (as well as the other site - specific
    pain, but that was not as pronounced by a long shot) to the point where I
    was getting very concerned that something was wrong.



    I saw a number of doctors over the period, and each pronounced that I was in
    really good shape and that the surgery went perfectly. I was having some
    doubt though, until Wednesday evening when I was able to articulate exactly
    what was going on with the pain to my nurse and doctor, and was reassured
    that the sort of migratory, transitional, intermittent, constant localized,
    gassy, bloated pain was perfectly normal for my situation. It seems to me
    that there is a tendency to gloss over some of the expectations when
    discussing the aftermath of surgery with the patient, because of the
    subjective nature of the issue. Basically, no matter how crappy you feel,
    or how unique your situation seems to you, it is probably familiar to the
    doctors and nurses, but you don't know that, and they cannot tell what is
    really going on if you cannot clearly express it. This is a problem
    considering you are distracted by pain, exhausted, and stoned.



    I couldn't believe the amount of gas I was producing in the bowel. The doc
    said that the body absorbs the carbon dioxide they inflate the abdomen with
    when working. That it is released back through the gut. No fun at all.
    Note that the conventional pain killers do not help reduce the pain of
    abdominal wall distension or bladder seizures, although enough oxycontin and
    morphine will cause you to not care too much about it.



    In discussing the particular pain in the right side that was a concern, the
    doctor said that it could be caused by bladder spasm and that I could have
    an anti -spasm drug to take care of it. Well, I was due for a couple of
    hits of oxy and they were willing to give me another morphine shot at the
    time, so the discussion turned to the question of whether I should do one or
    the other of these drugs. The reason presented by the doc (all of these
    references are generic in the sense that unless I say Dr Koeneman I am
    talking about either the floor resident or the fellow who was working under
    Koeneman ) was that they would not know which one was helping if I just took
    them all at once. After the fact, Violet and I were laughing about it,
    because, in reality, who gives a rat's ass which one helps as long as it
    works...



    The pain management program in this case was based on the patient asking for
    meds. Instead of scheduling the meds for specific intervals they waited
    until I told them that I wanted pain medication. So, there were a few times
    where the delay between the call for meds and the delivery was over thirty
    minutes. One time was over an hour. When entering the room, they asked me
    about my pain, and I told them what seemed right at the time. I would have
    specifically requested the meds get scheduled, which we did do the second
    day when one of the nursed actually recommended it, if I had known how it
    worked at the outset. The nurses were quite good to me and there were a
    couple who were super - duper nurses. They did their best to keep me
    comfortable in every way as far as I could tell, but they had this
    procedural glitch in pain management. So, it would be a good idea to tell
    them straight out that you want the meds on the most effective schedule
    right off the bat, and if you are doing really well, taper off.



    More to come.



    God Bless,

    Steve




  13. #13
    Dwight Guest

    Default Re: robotic prostatectomy - how long does it take?

    On May 14, 4:46*am, John <jcarne...@verizon.net> wrote:
    > On May 13, 10:08*pm, Dwight <nodamnspa...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    > > In general, how long does the robotic procedure take, barring big
    > > problems?

    >
    > > 2 hours? 3 hours?

    >
    > > Recovery time - 1 hour?

    >
    > > I'll be having surgery at 1pm tomorrow, and I'm just wondering whether
    > > I'll be able to talk to anyone by phone tomorrow night, to let them
    > > know how I'm doing.

    >
    > I'll be thinking about you Dwight. I hope everything goes well.
    >
    > John


    Thanks John. 5 hours and counting.

  14. #14
    I.P. Freely Guest

    Default Re: robotic prostatectomy - how long does it take?

    Danger Mouse wrote:
    > Dunno if you're on the "loopy" side of average or not


    Me neither, but my docs in all my surgeries and procedures involving any
    narcotics and my reading all told me it would happen that way: We're
    clear-headed in the present but not making sound memories.

    > I was going to go see Indiana Jones at the flick on Friday after the Tuesday
    > operation - maybe I'll end up seeing it twice "for the 1st time" 'cuz I won't
    > remember it the 1st time... <G>


    If you're still on narcotics, the problem may be that you will forget
    the first half of the movie before you reach the end.

    I.P.

  15. #15
    Danger Mouse Guest

    Default Re: robotic prostatectomy - how long does it take?

    On Wed, 14 May 2008 06:38:56 -0500, "Steve Tew" <notme403-at-hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    >
    >"Danger Mouse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]. .
    >> On Tue, 13 May 2008 20:51:37 -0700, "I.P. Freely"
    >> <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>Danger Mouse wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> Hopefully someone that knows can chime in with the "wake up" time.
    >>>
    >>>Ya first gotta define "wake up". ;-)
    >>>
    >>>I opened my eyes, perceived my surroundings, and began asking questions
    >>>a few hours out of the OR. I stayed in that mode most of the night, well
    >>>aware that I was getting very little sleep. I was alert enough the next
    >>>day to start making some demands out of concern for my recovery. By the
    >>>second day post-op I was chatting with the staff, asking questions of
    >>>the docs, and understanding medical answers. Remembering any of them was
    >>>still inhibited by the narcotics. By about Day 5 or 6 I thought I was
    >>>pretty clear-headed, but my wife and brother said I was kidding myself,
    >>>that I was still forgetting much of what I was told. Only after the
    >>>narcotic were out of my system was I able to make sense of something as
    >>>complex as a TV show or magazine article; before that I was living
    >>>mostly in the moment without forming solid new detailed memories. The
    >>>docs said, "That's narcotics for you." That's also lack of sleep; it
    >>>takes several hours of sleep to form good memories, and several
    >>>continuous hours of sleep were denied until I had the doctors order the
    >>>recovery ward staff to try something new and foreign to them: leave me
    >>>the hell alone so I could get some sleep.
    >>>
    >>>Sorry if I sound bitter, but 42 months later, I'm still beyond bitter.
    >>>If I hadn't been just awake enough to watch our for myself and hadn't
    >>>some family and some concerned surgeons help me, it would have been a
    >>>much worse experience.
    >>>
    >>>Tip: if you're alone, you might want to make notes when told anything
    >>>important. No matter how clear they seem real-time, details don't stick
    >>>well until you kick the narcotics.
    >>>
    >>>I.P.

    >>
    >> I've got this little solid state recorder that I intend to use to record
    >> what
    >> they're saying in real time so I can't screw it up while writing it down.
    >> Now,
    >> if I can just remember how to run it when I wake up...
    >>
    >> Thanks for the info. I had no idea how bad it could get. Dunno if you're
    >> on
    >> the "loopy" side of average or not, but now I know how screwed up I
    >> _might_ be
    >> and for how long.
    >>
    >> I was going to go see Indiana Jones at the flick on Friday after the
    >> Tuesday
    >> operation - maybe I'll end up seeing it twice "for the 1st time" 'cuz I
    >> won't
    >> remember it the 1st time... <G>
    >>
    >> DM

    >You may want to reconsider the plan, and determine that you will want to
    >stay comfortable and relatively immobile for some time after the operation.


    Hey, don't ask me - Dr. says he _wants_ me to walk... but if I don't feel
    comfortable as of Friday opening, or that sitting for 2+ hrs would be a trial,
    I'll just... stay home! Only do this stuff 'cuz its pleasant...

    >Take scheduled walks and gradually increase activity. I personally would
    >not recommend going "out" for a while, at least until you are off narcotics.


    Op is Tuesday, movie is Friday. See how things are by then...
    >
    >The consistent tendency of the medical community is to downplay the real
    >recovery requirements that you may face and "average it up".


    The doctor's assesment of things does seem to be a bit optimistic when compared
    with stuff I read here and elsewhere. I guess it will be what it wll be.

    >I was basically crippled for about a month afterwards. Short walks
    >precipitated bleeding and spasms, my abs were so sore that I could not sit
    >up for weeks without assistance from some sort of rope or other aid.
    >Sitting for any longer than twenty minutes or so was painful and brought on
    >more bleeding. You may feel great for the first few days, but that may be
    >the pain med that you are on giving you a false sense of well being. Don't
    >over do it.


    I'm a great one for overdoing things, too... If I bleed, I stop, tho!
    >
    >God Bless,
    >Steve


    Thanks,

    DM

  16. #16
    Danger Mouse Guest

    Default Re: robotic prostatectomy - how long does it take?

    On Wed, 14 May 2008 09:27:31 -0700, "I.P. Freely" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Danger Mouse wrote:
    >> Dunno if you're on the "loopy" side of average or not

    >
    >Me neither, but my docs in all my surgeries and procedures involving any
    >narcotics and my reading all told me it would happen that way: We're
    >clear-headed in the present but not making sound memories.


    Sure is great to have this forum. Thanks a lot for your info.

    >> I was going to go see Indiana Jones at the flick on Friday after the Tuesday
    >> operation - maybe I'll end up seeing it twice "for the 1st time" 'cuz I won't
    >> remember it the 1st time... <G>

    >
    >If you're still on narcotics, the problem may be that you will forget
    >the first half of the movie before you reach the end.


    Yeah - if I'm still taking things by mouth at that time that are narcotic in
    nature, it might be best to stay home and save the money, and enjoy the
    pain-free buzz... <G>

    DM
    >
    >I.P.


  17. #17
    jloomis Guest

    Default We will all be waiting to hear from you!

    Hi Dwight,
    I am sure all will go well.
    Look at the bright side.....It will all be over tomorrow......
    I promised myself the view of the hospital from the rear view mirror.....
    I got it.....That was the best view of the hospital I had......
    Good wishes, and speedy recovery.
    Look forward to that view.......from the rear view mirror.....
    jloomis
    "Dwight" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    On May 14, 4:46 am, John <jcarne...@verizon.net> wrote:
    > On May 13, 10:08 pm, Dwight <nodamnspa...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    > > In general, how long does the robotic procedure take, barring big
    > > problems?

    >
    > > 2 hours? 3 hours?

    >
    > > Recovery time - 1 hour?

    >
    > > I'll be having surgery at 1pm tomorrow, and I'm just wondering whether
    > > I'll be able to talk to anyone by phone tomorrow night, to let them
    > > know how I'm doing.

    >
    > I'll be thinking about you Dwight. I hope everything goes well.
    >
    > John


    Thanks John. 5 hours and counting.



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