..very much so.....I was sedated as well, more of a "twilight state" that way I didn't have to go to the recovery room. Don't remember a thing about the biopsy, fine with me.....went back to work the next day. Good luck, you'll do fine..
1. I hated my biopsy. I absolutely positively could not work the day after. However on the next day I went camping on the Current River with my wife and had a wonderful weekend.
2. Overall I hated my biopsy more than my robotic surgery.
3. I have two friends that had the exact type of biopsy one prior to mine one after. Both swear, absolutely swear, that it was a walk in the park!!! Both worked the next day. More amazing to me is that they did activities the day of the biopsy. One went to a movie and the other went out to eat. I had to stay in bed for the duration. All three of us had no sedation, and 12 cores. Both of my friends also attest that going to the dentist is worse. I would suggest that both really need to get a different dentist based on my biopsy experience.
4. I had absolutely no blood in my urine until day 7. And for what ever reason for about 5 hours I had what I thought was an alarming amount of blood (no pain) but it just suddenly stopped and never came back.
Message…Everybody is different, nobody that I can find has ever died during a biopsy, small amount of blood in the urine looks massive but in reality it is not. Obviously I was a real weenie!! (pun intended) when it came to my biopsy.
BTW, I love the hyperactivity in your post. I can feel the passion and I love it. I’d think it would be neat to set through a few of your lectures.... Any posted on YouTube? We need people like you to advocate on our behalf. I hope like heck that your not a member of this fellowship after the results of your biopsy are known. But I’d be willing to bet that you’ll be a great ombudsman for the cause either way.
I’ll light a candle for you tonight.
YOu will have a dul pain for about 4 hours; then you can do anything.
64 years old.
PSA rising for 10 years to 40, free psa 10-15. Had 5 urologists, 12 biopsies and MRIS all neg. Doctors DXed BPH and continue to get biopsies yearly. 13th biopsy positive in 10-08, 2 cores of 25, G6 less than 5%. Scheduled for surgery as recommended by Urological Oncologist.
2nd Opinion from Dr Sholtz, a Prostate Oncologist, said DX wrong, pathology shows indolant cancer, but psa history indicates large cancer or metastasis. Futher tests and Color Doppler confirmed large transition zone tumor that 13 biopsies and MRIS missed. G7, 4+3, approx 16mmX18mm.
Combidex MRI in Holland eliminated lymphnode mets. Casodex and Proscar reduced psa to 0.6 and prostate from 60mm to 32mm. Changed diet, no meat and dairy. All staging tests indicate that tumor is local and non agressive. (PAP, PCA3, MRIS, Color Doppler, Combidex, tumor reaction to diet and Casodex, and tumor location in transition zone). Surgery a poor option because tumor is located next to the urethea and positive margin is very likely; permanent incontenance is also high probability with surgery.
Seed implants on 5-19-09, 3 hours door to door, no pain, minor side affects are frequency and urgency; very controlable with Flowmax and lasted 4 weeks. Daily activities resumed day after implants with no restrictions. Gold markers implanted with seeds to guide IMRT.
25 treatments of IMRT 6 weeks after seed implants. No side affects at all.
PSA at end of treatment 0.02 mostly the result of Casodex. When I stop Casodex next week expect PSA to rise. Next PSA in November. Treatments and side affects have greatly exceeded my expectations. Glad to have this 11 year journey finally conclude.
Mel, no problem driving home Tuesday and no problem going back to work on Thursday...why not work Wednesday?...maybe it will take your mind off this!