... I had Proton Beam Therapy in 2009 after a failed Radical Prostatectomy and recommend that you research it. A good place to start is the Proton Bob Newsletter. ... (4 replies)
In my case incontinence never existed since the withdrawing of the catheter (approximately 12 days post surgery in 2000). ;) There were some dripping in the first ten minutes but my natural sphincter took control ever since. When looking for a toilet my kegels muscles also acted instantaneously so I could hold it naturally. However, in the six months post RT in 2006 I... (3 replies)
... Normally, urine control is achieved with the internal sphincter and external sphincter. The internal sphincter is removed during prostatectomy leaving the external sphincter left to control urine flow. ... (3 replies)
... I'll insert some comments in green, responding to excerpts from your initial post on this thead. Please keep in mind that I, like most fellow participants on the Board, have had no enrolled medical education. ... (3 replies)
... I had a conventional radical prostatectomy about eighteen months ago. ... (0 replies)
... Well I danced with Roberta Robot and it is now all over but the healing. Surgury at City of Hope with Dr. Mark Kawachi went absolutely GREAT! In on March 17th, back for catheter removal on 24th. I did have some discomfort from the catheter but nothing major. Hey! When they stuff a rope big enuff to raise the Titanic up where nothing is supposed to be "stuffed" some discomfort... (16 replies)
... You are way too kind:o:o:o!
Again, I will repeat. I didn't know about this forum when I had surgery. I found it a few weeks after. It would have been helpful to have a few tricks and tips from those who walked this path before me. That's all I have to offer. My experience. It may (or may not) be useful to others. I have found that "opinions" seen to get me into trouble so... (16 replies)
... Here's a little something I typed up and saved for folks facing a hospital stay for a robotic-assisted LRP. It briefly outlines my hospital experience. Hope it helps...
Great Post again Able5, i have learned alot from your experience even though we had a bit different surgery (Yours robotic and mine open).
I enjoy rading your posts and they alays to the point and... (16 replies)
... Just to add to Kemahsabe pointers, being that you over come the continent issue rather fast ( i had an open surgery not a robotic one like yours , and my recovery too longer before i was releasd from the hospital due to pain after the open surgery).
Being that i was home after 4 days in a hospital bed , 2 weeks later i got rid of my Cath, and almost was leakage fre... (16 replies)
... ll post it! ... (16 replies)
... Having robotic surgery at City of Hope Cancer Center March 17th. Any tips or suggestions from veterans of this surgery that I might use to make the post operation scene more manageable? ... (16 replies)
... I had a radical prostatectomy in late September. The operation went well, and my urinary function is close to normal. ... (3 replies)
... I am writing to seek information and help for my BF, who, a year and a half post-radical prostatectomy, still has great difficulty achieving an erection satisfying enough for intercourse. Oral meds (Viagra, Levitra) did nothing. He has been injecting for about a year now with varying degrees of success. He is currently using Trimix, which eventually facilitates an erection... (1 replies)
I had a robotic prostatectomy on 8/23/12. They got all the cancer and it did not spread. I have had a very hard recovery with alot of pain. Lately I cannot sit long at all without having very bad stomach pains. It feels like my stomach muscles are pulling apart. Has anyone had this type of pain?
Thanks! (0 replies)
I had a robotic prostatectomy on 8/23/12. I am 47 years old and at the time my PSA 8.9 and my Gleason score was 6 (4 cores affected); I was T1C. They got all of the cancer out and spared the nerves. The cancer did not spread.
It has been a very hard recovery with lots of pain.
This week I have a noticed a change in my bowel movements. I have been going much... (5 replies)
... Thank you, Harpman.
I am glad that you are doing well. (4 replies)
... Thank you, JohninDallas.
Your response is very helpful. (4 replies)
I am a former New Yorker so glad to give some feedback. Others will likely chime in, too.
First of all, just one PSA test may not be quite enough to go on. What was the score? If it is relatively low, I expect your doctor would get a couple more tests at 30-day intervals to check velocity, etc. Doubling time can be calculated and this provides some insight... (4 replies)
... I am age 61. Prostate was surgically removed one year ago after biopsy showed early stage "malignant neoplasm" within the prostate.
Doctors were confident all cancer had been removed. This week, a PSA test indicated cancer is still present.
It seems nothing can be done now except hormonal or radiation therapy. Does anyone have experience with either of these therapies?... (4 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)