Smokey had surgery last Wednesday to remove his cancerous prostate.
Multiple scans had confirmed that it had not spread to his lymph nodes or his bones, the two places that prostate cancer tends to metastasize. (Whew!)
He underwent robotic surgery.
Robotic surgery is less invasive and offers a shorter hospital stay (just one night), not to mention a quicker recovery in the days and weeks afterward. All went well during Smoke’s surgery and he came home the next day. Since then the only difference in him has been that he takes longer and more frequent naps, and I tend to be the one to get out of my chair to let the dogs in and out/answer the phone/get a can of something from the fridge.
His father died of prostate cancer and his brother was diagnosed with several years ago; both had their prostate seeded with radioactive seeds. This treatment was successful for the brother, not for the father.
So, life goes on. Modern medical technology scores again!