I'm not sure what happened...but the post I made here belonged to a different thread....
Post Edited (Steve n Dallas) : 11/3/2009 6:55:23 AM (GMT-7)
Thanks for all the info. I am having the same surgeon that took out my prostate, do this operation, so I know I got a qualified surgeon doing it. I am just some what nervous as to what I would expect in recovery. From I read here, it seems this is nothing compared to what we went through for prostate surgery, so I feel a little less nervous.
One that worries me a little is the size of my cyst. Like I said it is almost the size of a golf ball. It is like a I have a third testicle in my scrotum.
PSA from 3.2 to 4.3 in one yr
4 of 12 cores positive, one lobe, less than 10%
Inflammation only second lobe
Stage T1C Clinical Dx
PSA prior to surgery: 3.9
Da Vinci Prostatectomy 2/27/07:
PCa in BOTH lobes 5-10% of gland
Negative tissue margins
Bladder, seminal ves, vas deferntia negative
Two inguinal hernia repairs
Catheter removed 1 wk after surgery
Full continence (no pad needed) 1 wk after surgery, then intermittent drips 4 wks out
Full erection, 12th day after surgery
2 mo’s post-op, some ED after penetration
3 month PSA 0.03
6 month PSA non-existent
1 year PSA non-existent
1 1/2 yr PSA non-existent
Erectile function--up and running!
Two year anniversary on 2/27/09-Sex life back to normal!
Three year anniversary coming up-PSA non-existent on 1/5/10!
UPDATE - I just had my spermatocelectomy on friday 4/23 and it was a pieces of cake. I was in and out of surgery in 45 min.
For those of you who don't know what a spermacelectomy is, it is an operation to remove a benign fluid filled cyst from a testicle. Most men have these and they are small and they are told to just leave them alone. In my case, mine was the size of a golf ball and it was as if I had thrid testicle in my scrotum.. It got so big that there was no more room in my scrotum for my real testicles.
The surgery consisted of a 2 inch slice in the front of my scrotum and then the fluid filled sack was removed from the testicle. That simple.
I was expecting a lot of pain after surgery, but to my surprise, the only pain I had was from the straps from the scrotum support they put on me to hold the testicles in place. The straps were cutting into my legs because they were so tight. After the support came off after two days, I only felt a little aching and throbing in the scrotum at times, but nothing uncomfortable where I needed pain meds. Now after a week, I feel absolutely nothing and I am completely back to normal.
Footnote: I also had my three year PSA and that came in a <.04, so that made me happy also.
Post Edited (Fryfort) : 4/2/2011 3:23:10 AM (GMT-6)