Today March 1, 2009 marked exactly one month after my laparoscopic radical prostatectomy for chronic prostatitis with Dr. Krongrad. I had LRP on 1/29/09 and foley catheter was removed on 2/10/09. Discontinuation of foley catheter was uneventfull although I had occassionally small blood tinged urine which has subsided. I am still having urine leakage especially when I have fully blader. I am still recovering and I feel I need more time to be 100% again. I take motrin 800mg once or twic a day for surgery discomfort. But generally the chronic prostatitis, I mean the fatigue and debilitating pain which was my main reason for LRP is gone. I am free from antibiotics and strong narcotic pain medicine.
Great to hear the prostatitis pain & fatigue is gone & now only healing pain left which no longer needs narcotics. Most importantly of all of course is that your cancer was brought to a swift halt..!!
I look forward to your your continuing recovery, and to hear your next update.
All the best
May I ask you a question: did your urologist identify the bacteria which infects your prostate when you were ill, or have you been diagnosed as non-bacterial prostatitis?