49 years old. 25 pounds overweight. PSA 4.2 DRE normal Biopsy 12/6/11 3 of 12 positive Gleason 4 + 3 = 7 Had nerve sparing radical prostatectomy on 1/23/12. No problems. Everything has gone as the Urologist said it would. There were no margins. Came home on day 3 after surgery. Got up on the top of every hour that I was awake and walked for 20 minutes to help get rid of soreness and get my strength back. By day 5 after getting home most of the soreness was gone. THEN I started having an issue with my left leg. I would walk 10 or 15 steps and a nerve (or something) would hit me hard and I would flinch, yell and lose the leg for a split second. The pain starts in the front of the leg - upper thigh and radiates down about 8 inches. It may reoccur in 4 or 5 steps or an hour later. Can't tell when it will happen again. It has happened on stairs, standing at a table working and normal walking, but never while sitting or laying down. The doctor was not in when I had the staples and catheter removed. His PA said he had no idea what it might be. Anyone out there ran into this issue?View Thread
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