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... Well, I sppose that is good news. I am coming up on my second year, this july, since I started my treatment, a combi brachy/ebrt,hormonal program. My life has been a living hell. It started back in July, a year after treatment with pain after a BM and got progressively worse. I am suffering from radiation proctitis, a radiation ulceration that so far has refused to heal. I now... (3 replies)
... For all of you that are suffering from the post effects of prostatectomy or radiation treatment, and are wondering if the problems will every go away, this study might make you feel better. ... (3 replies)
... and was released the next morning. I spent the next week sleeping on the sofa to avoid stairs and possible problems getting into and out of my waterbed. Turns out the stairs weren't a problem. ... (16 replies)

... This is a very sad commentary regarding how informed you were by your doctor. It's a crime that you found all of this out by yourself and that the side affects of surgery were not fully explained. I was blessed to find this forum but only "after" my surgery. All of the months leading up to my procedure were filled with my own research and having a uro that made himself... (16 replies)
... I had a radical prostatectomy that went well. The hospital stay for 3 nights was pretty uneventful. When I got home though, I had a few surprises. ... (16 replies)
... Hi jobriski, Welcome to you and your dad to the Board! :) Did the surgeon advise your dad before the surgery that the odds of cure with surgery, based on a Gleason 8 and PSA greater than 10 were about 50% at best and possibly half that? These odds are based on the very well known and widely used Partin Tables. Do you know how much experience your dad's surgeon has had... (11 replies)
A New Member
Mar 14, 2011
... m finally starting to feel comfortable again. I had a bit of a reaction to the anesthetics and the first four days post were just a very painful blur that I would not wish to go thru again. ... (16 replies)
... Hi Feb2409, I know what you have been going through, since I had the same thing happen to me after my RP in 2005. It was only about 2 months after the operation that I had to make an emergency trip to the hospital because I couldn't urinate. What a horrible feeling, not to mention how painful it can become! It was bladder neck scar tissue ( stricture ) because of the... (6 replies)
... and damage to the bladder muscles. However, it is alarming to be experiencing these problems so soon after the second DVIU. The continued use of the DVIU procedure does not seem practicial. ... (6 replies)
... s best to have a radical prostatectomy now, than to wait 20 or 30 years when surgery will not be a viable option, and cancer would have spread.. ... (0 replies)
... the literature is somewhat conflicting. Some of it says that the urinary, sexual, and bowel problems would be similar to those after external beam radiation. ... (13 replies)
... He opted for the robotic prostatectomy by the surgeon who pioneered it in France, Dr. ... (4 replies)
... My questions. Have any of you had unbearable bladder spasms, and after a week post op, then had the catheter pulled out, and all was ok? ... (12 replies)
... prostateC: You and I must live in a "Parallel life" I am having those same issues but I am only 43 yrs. old. 5 months and 4 days post-op. "Uro" that performed "Radical Prostatectomy" wants to give me "Harmone/Radiation Treatments" because of my PSA after post-op going from 0.27 ng/ml to 0.34 ng/ml then down to 0.32 ng/ml. I wanted to get a 2nd opinion from "Uro" at the... (4 replies)
... Hello. I too am 4 weeks post-op today! I may get back to it today. As far as your husband's depression is concerned, I can understand it. I am not yet feeling deep depression, but I wonder if I'll ever be physically as normal as I can be. My incontenance is very minimal now with just some slight dripping mostly when I walk a lot. Laying down, sleeping, sitting is OK.... (12 replies)
... We are now almost 4 weeks post-op. We continue to have alot to be thankful for. First of all, there is still no incontinence. My husband is passing some blood in urine occasionally, which the MD said was nothing unusual. Unfortunately depression seems to have set in...My husbands tells me that the only comparison would be that of a woman having a mastectomy. He feels like... (12 replies)
... recommended only radical prostatectomy as appropriate for my age and condition. I tentatively scheduled this surgery, but cancelled it after making an internet survey. ... (14 replies)
... are usually spread beyond the prostate capsule once detected. My fil is on hormonal therapy to "control" his cancer, he has no problems being on the hormones other than he tells me the annoyance of an occasional hot flash, his muscle mass has noticeably diminshed by his appearance to me also. ... (2 replies)
Post Op results
Aug 31, 2005
... i too had the Robotic Laparscopic Radical Prostatectomy done on May 9, 2005 by Dr. Ash Tewari in NY! I felt the care by him and his staff were wonderful. ... (9 replies)
... rn of the last decade about the year 2000, radiation was often not curative because doses given were too low for the prostate cancers in many men, and there were problems with delivery of the radiation in avoiding serious complications and side effects. ... (16 replies)


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