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richard0460
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   Posted 3/31/2011 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone
Thought for my own sake and maybe yours I might share what Low Dose Radiation Brachytherapy is like (through Peter Grimm in Tacoma, Wa) 8 hours after the procedure.

Had the procedure this morning. (posting a little late) Low fibre diet for a few days prior and dropped all blood thinning meds and supplements in preparation. Checked in 6:30 am, dressed in gown met Grimm and the anesthesiologist. AT 7:3O am wheeled to normal look OR where they put me out with an IV and an odorless tasteless gas that I never saw just heard about. While asleep,they inserted catheter, did 78 Paladium seeds and a bladder inspection (forgot the medical name for it) I woke up a little groggy, not a lot. Felt no pain. Nurse removed my catheter, felt almost nothing when she did that-- had to ask her if it was done. But then I have had no bladder problems before the seeds.

Perineal (butt) area started getting pretty sore two hours later at the guest house motel where we are staying (which is an awesome place that serves warm cookies, has wi fi, great breakfast and on and on). Had some kind of abrasion on my scrotum just below the penis. Dont know what that is but is sore. I will ask Grimm about it.

Took a flo max. Peed easily. Some blood in first pee and some blood in a pad on my underwear. No stinging.

Pain in butt bothered me, not unbearable but annoying. Took an extra strength tylenol and it went completely away and did not return the entire day until evening when I just had a full feeling and minor soreness if I sat on a hard chair. Went out to dinner and bought an inflatable donut which made sitting no problem. Tonight taking Bactrim to prevent infection, Alleve to reduce swelling in prostate, Trental (Strum's and Snuffy Myers idea) to protect the arteries from radiation fibrosis.

Tomorrow CAT scan to check on placement of seeds and meet with Grimm post op, then back home to Southern Cal.

Will write more if there is interest.

I am feeling grateful and happy for kind/talented treatment people and what I hope is a complete cure.

Best wishes
Richard



My data: 63 Gl 7 3+4 had four months of ADT (Stephen Strum MD) no sign it is outside the prostate a la Tesla 3 Endorectal MRI and Biopsy immunoassay from Helmut Bonkhoff, MD in Berlin.

Purgatory
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   Posted 3/31/2011 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck to you, Richard, in your recovery. Hope the rest goes as well for you.

David in SC
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 2/11 1.24
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10,

142
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   Posted 3/31/2011 3:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear that things are going well. Seeds sounded great, pity they said I wasn't a candidate.
 
Keep us informed - first hand experience is good to have here.

Roberts USA
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   Posted 3/31/2011 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Richard:

Research here as to what to expect over time. When something is changing, you may recognize the symptom and be reassured that its normal or not.

My first week was as easy as could be but now in my second week, boy how things are changing. You can expect burning to increase and general discomfort internally has been what I am experiencing. I have wondered what to expect next week. My next contact with my MD's is a CT in 3 weeks.

Not sure how long you should stay off blood thinners. Your Doc tell you?

I was just on another thread and reading about sugar and M & Ms which started a craving.............. oops.

Have a trouble free journey.
Ed
Age 67 at dx 12/10. previous PSA at highest 10.
TURP 5 yrs ago PSA dn to 2.5 increased slightly to 2.8 then in 2010 jumped to 4.
BX had 1 of 10 positive. 3+3 GS
BRACHY 3/17/11 ....no catheter needed.. now just reading here as what to expect.
First week was no issue, second has been burning urination and learning that at first tinge, get to the bathroom, pronto.

Tudpock18
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   Posted 3/31/2011 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Richard, glad your first hours went well.  You may have a few issues over the coming  weeks but start looking forward to a relatively easy trip (I hope!).  I gather the SE's with Paladium seeds are a little more intense but also should be shorter lived because of the half-life vs. Iodine (which I had). 
 
Feel free to read my "journey" that you can copy and paste from my signature if you want to see some comparisons that now go out 2 1/2 years.
 
And, Ed...welcome to HW...glad to have you here.  There are only a few of us seed guys who post here regularly but we are always glad to have another one and I hope you will keep us up to date re how you are doing.
 
Best regards,
 
Tudpock (Jim)
Age 62 (64 now), G 3 + 4 = 7, T1C, PSA 4.2, 2/16 cancerous, 27cc. Brachytherapy 12/9/08. 73 Iodine-125 seeds. Procedure went great, catheter out before I went home, only minor discomfort. Everything continues to function normally as of 12/8/10. PSA: 6 mo 1.4, 1 yr. 1.0, 2 yr. .8. My docs are "delighted"! My journey:
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=1305643&g=1305643#m1305643

JNF
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   Posted 3/31/2011 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I did the HDR brachytherapy so I didn't have the permanent seeds, but I did have the insertion procedure similar to yours, but double...two procedures. The initial side effects that you are experiencing is from the needles they use to insert the seeds.

In my case I had trouble sitting on hard chairs for a couple of weeks...it felt like I was sitting on a golf ball. I too had a nearly black penis and scrotum as the procedure produces some internal bleeding that follows gravity. Never had any hurting in the area, but it sure looked wierd.

One of my clients had seeds inserted last week and he reported the same immediate discomfort, but now a week later it is gone.

Are you also doing IMRT? If so, I think you will have more side effects from that than thr seeds unless a seed moves around and creates a hot spot where they don't want it. Stay on Flomax for awhile and keep up the fluids.

You will do well. Grimm and Strum are as good as they come so you can't be in better hands.
PSA 59 on 8-26-2010 age 60. Biopsy 9-8-2010 12/12 positive, 20-80% involved, PNI in 3 cores, G 3+3,3+4,and 4+3=G7, T2b.
Eligard shot and daily Jalyn started on 10-7-2010.
IMRT to prostate and lymph nodes 25 fractions started on 11-8-2010, HDR Brachytherapy 12-6 and 13-2010.
PSA <.1 and T 23 on 2-3-2011.

GOP
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   Posted 3/31/2011 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   
It may get a little uncomfortable especially between days 10-25, but that will pass quickly. Congratulations on making a great decision. You will be very happy that you made this choice. Welcome to the 'brachy' club!
 

RayPat
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   Posted 3/31/2011 6:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the post. I hope all goes well for both you two new BT guys. Please keep us updated on your progress. Sounds like both of you are doing well.
Age 63 at dx
01/26/10 ...PSA 9.1....Referred to urologist
02/26/10 ...Met with urologist ...DRE normal but wanted to do biopsy
03/26/10 ...Biopsy: 14 samples...3 positive on right side...all 11% Gleason 3+3
4/26/10 Met with radiologist. Decided on Brachytherapy.
6/22/10 Brachytherapy ...needed catheter for a week
9/14/10 First post BT PSA 4.7
03/15/11 PSA...1.8

fulltlt
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   Posted 3/31/2011 8:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to HW,

I too had Palladium seed implants. It was a good choice for me in my opinion.

Can you post your stats?

Best of luck in your future PSA readings.
age 57 2/2010
PSA Feb 8.2
biopsy 2/2010 - 2 of 8 left & 2 of 8 right positive, Gleason 3+4=7
attended support group - advised to get a second opinion
second opinion on pathology from Johns Hopkins 4+4=8
PSA 15 4/2010
5 weeks IMRT 4/2010-6/2010 at Copley Hospital in Aurora, IL
91 palladium 103 seeds 7/2010 at Chicago Prostate Center, Westmont, IL
PSA Oct 3.97, Dec 2.78, 3/9/11 2.42

F8
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   Posted 3/31/2011 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
i didn't have any pain or discoloration after BT.  side effects tho were definitely worse than IGRT.
 
ed
age: 56
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
gleason 3+4 = 7
HT, BT and IGRT
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10
2/8/11 PSA <.1, T= 6 ng/dl

richard0460
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   Posted 4/1/2011 5:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Everyone
The saga continues. I forgot to post stats: Diag Sept 2010 Gl 7 3+4 (30%) negative Endorectal MRI for ECE's or seminal ves involvement. ADT for three months then SAB two more months.

A little behind in posting this.

It is now 24 hours post seeds. The soreness in my butt no longer requires an inflatable donut. It just feels a little swollen down there. On a 1 to 10 pain scale--10 being the worst-- about a 2. Urination continues to be no problem however that may change in a week or so as the radiation kicks in. Still some blood spotting in my underwear.

Met with Dr. Grimm this morning. He said the procedure went perfectly and that I should begin living my life as if I am cured from prostate cancer. I could hardly take in the words. This is from a guy who knows my case very intimately having consulted with Stephen Strum my onc and seen 20 pages of the workup Strum did with numerous tests and scans etc. I don't think I can grasp it now. In writing these words I am crying as it begins to impact me that it might be true. Maybe someday soon, not yet today, I can truly let go of the fear and the slight possibility that it is outside the prostate.

Grimm says I will have urgency and frequency of urination in a week or so and advises staying on flomax for as long as necessary. I remain on antibiotics for a few more days. I took Trental and he says it might prove effective in minimizing effects on arteries and small capillaries in the region. No studies. Grimm calls the prostate "unnecessary" since semen comes from the seminal vesicles and sperm from the testicles-- never thought of it that way. Its more of a "junction box" that gradually over time loses its live cells from the radiation and just retains a kind of matrix inside. The reason semen is not ejaculated as much or not at all after seeds is that the seminal duct is damaged by the radiation not because the prostate cells are gone.

Had a CAT scan after the appointment to double check seed placement. It took 5 minutes.

I have never worked with or been treated by such calm apparently happy people.

Cure? We shall see but my chances are likely in the 90% range-- which I like.

I'll let you know how it goes. Thank you to all of you for contributing.

Richard

richard0460
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   Posted 4/1/2011 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone
Thank you for the kind support from those who responded and those who are listening. Its now two days after the seed implant. I felt so good my boyfriend and I went out to dinner with my business partner and his wife at a wonderful seafood restaurant in Tacoma. They were celebrating my recovery and so was I. Our business has been taking off this last year so that was cool too. I felt such relief to have the procedure over with and I want to believe what Grimm said about being cured. It is suggested not to drink alcohol, coffee, eat chocolate etc for a few months or until I find out what irritates my bladder- so that left out a lot of stuff I usually eat and drink when I go out with friends. I was prepared for that and it would normally not be a big deal but it reminded me that the whole experience is not over yet and that there is radiation at the very center of me doing its thing. We went to a piano bar and I tried to get into the music but I just felt deeply elsewhere --not present.

I have a bit of fear of what is going to happen to me from the implant. The mind gets focused on making the decision and then on the medical procedure, but the longer experience of course will be how will things work urinary wise and sex wise. I know all of this but unaccountably woke up crying in the night. My partner asked what was wrong but I could not explain it. He heard the doc say I am cured so he is wondering what the heck is wrong. He told me he was worried about getting too close to me because of the radiation. The informational material from the surgery center said something about children sitting on your lap during the first few months because of possible radiation exposure. I told him that this does not apply to adults but I am not sure he fully believes it. So we have not been that close. I felt much better after I did the big cry.

Urinary symptoms are mild but things are not normal yet. Actually I expected the urinary part to be worse. Thanks guys for the heads up about how the urinary part will probably act up at two weeks or so.

Turns out the abrasion on my scrotum was from the tape they used to secure the instrumentation. I put triple antibiotic cream on it and it is healing rapidly. I can sit now with only minor discomfort-- also a pleasant surprise. Found myself sexually interested but not yet ready to give that a try and Grimm suggests waiting two weeks before having orgasm, though he said for sure to do what you can to get erections.

The journey continues. I fly back to So Cal tomorrow. Blessings to all.
Richard

richard0460
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   Posted 4/1/2011 6:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tud
How do I find your signature and story.
Best
Richard

Tudpock18
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   Posted 4/1/2011 6:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Richard:
 
Glad to get your update and I'm glad you are feeling good.  Yeah, I feel cured also.  My doc used that term as well.  One never really knows for sure but it sure feels that way to me!
 
In answer to your question about my story, just select, copy and paste the last two lines of my signature below into your browser.
 
Please keep us up to date as you progress.
 
Tudpock (Jim)
Age 62 (64 now), G 3 + 4 = 7, T1C, PSA 4.2, 2/16 cancerous, 27cc. Brachytherapy 12/9/08. 73 Iodine-125 seeds. Procedure went great, catheter out before I went home, only minor discomfort. Everything continues to function normally as of 12/8/10. PSA: 6 mo 1.4, 1 yr. 1.0, 2 yr. .8. My docs are "delighted"! My journey:
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=1305643&g=1305643#m1305643

JoeFL
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   Posted 4/1/2011 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Richard,

What you can expect as the seeds "heat up" is several weeks of burning, urgency and freqency. Flomax helps a lot...you can take two a day....with your doc's permission of course. There may be a little blood in the urine for another few days also. The only thing that my docs failed to tell me to expect was discoloration of the scrotum. There was no pain but a lot of "black and blue" for about a week.

I'm a daily walker. I was able to resume my regular route the second day after my BT procedure.

Welcome to the seed club. Regards,

Joe
Age 68 PSA 4.5 Biopsy 9/4/09 Bostwick Labs 5 of 8 sections (5 of 11 cores) positive-Gleason 3+3=6 Stage T1
BT on 12/11/09 (84 seeds of Palladium 103) Home same day/no catheter. Some burning, frequency, urgency for 6 weeks. No incontinence, mild ED. Normal activity within 3 days. 25 IGRT sessions ending 3/22/10 - some fatigue until 30 days after last treatment. PSA as of 12/9/10 - 0.1

richard0460
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   Posted 4/3/2011 12:52 AM (GMT -7)   
4th Day Post Seeds
Thanks Joe, Jim , Ed, JNF, Fulltit et al.
Jim read your story thanks.
Really appreciate the thoughts and suggestions from everyone. Not freaked out about some of the things that are happening because you told me they might. Flew home yesterday and was uncomfortable sitting in the seat even with donut but not really pain just that full kind of easiness below the jewels. Like a case of hemmorhoids. I dropped my card saying I had a radiation implant for TSA and a flight attendant found it and found me. They were kind and wanting to be helpful. It just helped to move around rather than sit for extended periods. Urinary flow is getting slow now but bearable I just have to be patient. Helps to sit at the john and just wait for things to drain unlike by usual strolling up to the bowl and shooting a stream. Scrotum turned black and blue today. I dont know what they do to cause that but one of you guys mentioned this. It doesnt hurt or anything it just looks like you got repeatedly kicked in the balls. For some reason both of my feet are swelling with a minor rash and itching. Its really annoying feels like my feet are on fire. I called Grimm and he told me it was the Flo Max. As long as the rash wasnt on upper body he said it was ok. He didnt say so but I am going to take one Flo Max instead of two and see how it works and Life Ext Foundation Prostate forumula (saw palmetto etc). I read somewhere the Prostate Formula (saw palmetto) can balance Flo max and maybe replace it for some guys. I know flo max is probably essential the next few months so I hope I am not too allergic to it. You guys have any ideas what to do with the flo max allergy?

I talked with my partner about there being no radiation danger to him and only minimal to children and only if they sit on your lab for hours at a time and a days at a time. I think he gets it but is still a bit nervous. Im a bit nervous about the radiation so why shouldnt he be. Played two sets of tennis today and won both. Good energy, no pain just the silly swelling and heat in my feet. Urine flow was much better after tennis at least for a few hours. Because I have been on ADT until a month ago I have not been getting spontaneous erections--- except today I have had strange partial erections. My guess is the prostate is getting stimulated by the radiation and thats causing things to arise. I dropped Casodex today after 5 months. Keeping avodart for four more months a la Grimms suggestion to keep the prostate small. Bactrim, Alleve for inflamation, Dostinex to reduce prostaglandin to prevent gynomasty, Anastrazole to reduce estrogen. All this will be changing as I come completely off ADT. Continuing to feel better but still pretty anxiouis. Hard to sleep. Using 5 mg valium or THC chocolate to help sleep. I alternate them and they work great on mood and tension.
Best to you guys
Richard

John T
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   Posted 4/3/2011 11:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Richard,
You are doing all the right things. It looks like Grimm is at the top of his game in explaining things to you and trying to reduce the SEs.
Two weeks after my implants I drove from Ca to Idaho and was stopping at least once per hour to pee. On the trip back 3 weeks later I was completely normal. It seems that activity reduces the need to urinate. I could play a 5 hour golf round and never go, but when I was sitting down or driving it was every 45 min. Your Libido should return in about 4 to 8 weeks after stopping Casodex.
Best of luck
JT
65 years old, rising psa for 10 years from 4 to 40; 12 biopsies and MRIS all negative. Oct 2009 DXed with G6 <5%. Color Doppler biopsy found 2.5 cm G4+3. Combidex clear. Seeds and IMRT, no side affects and psa .1 at 1.5 years.

richard0460
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   Posted 4/3/2011 3:52 PM (GMT -7)   
John
I really appreciate you giving me some of those timelines and your general encouragement. Exercize helped you too. Its kind of counterintuitive because I feel kind of cruddy from the whole thing and want to sit around, but that definitely makes it worse mainly because my mind starts dwelling on what my body is up to. It is way cool that men help men on this forum. I was wondering when libido would come back. Did you use Avodart at all? Any SE? The allergic reaction to Flo Max got worse last night with about a dozen water blisters showing up on both feet with the feet red and moderately swollen. Skipped the next dose and back to once a day. The blisters have gone away and the swelling is down but we shall see. Read that LEF Prostate Formula might be a substitute for flo max if the side effects get to bad, but I dont want to end up obstructed because saw palmetto might not be strong enough. John I hope you keep chiming in with your thoughts and experience.
Richard

Purgatory
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   Posted 4/3/2011 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Richard, glad some of these side effects are easing, hope you continue to prove daily.

BTW, what is THC Chocolate?

David in SC
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 2/11 1.24
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10,

richard0460
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   Posted 4/3/2011 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi David
THC is the chemical in marijuana. A guy told me it helped to reduce that malaise that comes from Lupron. So I got a marijuana card here from a doc (its legal in California) and it defintely made me feel better while I was on ADT. I also ran it by my ONC. I chop up the bud of the plant, melt olive oil and a little butter for taste, and simmer for about 2-3 hours then mix with Trader Joes chocolate and put it in the refrigerator to harden and cut it into squares. I thought I would hate the taste but I love the taste more than I love the chocolate. I have never used sketchy drugs, have two drinks once a month so it is not an issue for me. I found one or two 1" squares about three times a week would make me a lot more stable on Lupron but now Im off Lupron and I use it to help me sleep at night after Seeds occasionally maybe once a week, Valium three times a week. I alternate them. As I come off Casodex (which I think is the real culprit for sleep) I will stop Valium and THC. THC also elevates mood for me if I start getting depressed over feeling like I have a cantalope in my butt or seeing my testicles looking like huge concord grapes (they are a florid blue color now) or seeing water blisters on my feet from Flo max. Whine Whine Whine! I am indeed grateful today for my docs and all of you guys . If you want to know more specifics about cooking and use, email me and I can teach you how to be a top chef.
Richard

Purgatory
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   Posted 4/3/2011 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I love chocolate, so I was curious, but was afraid that is what you meant. That subject is taboo here in any form, not being judgemental in anyway.

2. No discussion of medical marijuana use. This is always enforced here at HW. So we best not discuss it.

Good luck,

David
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 2/11 1.24
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10,

richard0460
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   Posted 4/6/2011 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
One week post seeds:

Things are looking up. I had flow slow down for about 5 days where I got a bit concerned but I was on flow max and the last two days now I have had no slowness of urinating. Continued spots of blood in my underwear until yesterday then that stopped. Still have some fullness which gets moderately painful sometimes in the evening. Have taken Tylenol twice and the pain goes away. I was experimenting with a drug to reduce arterial fibrosis from the radiation a la Strum and Myers calledTrental, but my feet started to swell and I got water blisters on my feet. I may still try it again at a much lower dose for the long term effects of the radiation on my blood flow around the prostate and penis. Dont know yet. I have played tennis on three days since the seeds and last night it all caught up with me and I was dead tired and fatigued. Also started to feel a little anti climactic depression, then --who calls me this morning, my rad onc Grimm and wants to know how I am. What the hell is he psychic. I have never had a doc call me unsolicited and inquire about my welfare. It was a moving experience and really matched my entire experience with him from the guest house his office suggested, to his office staff, to the OP surgery center that was in the middle of nowhere in Puget Sound but had efficient kind people handling me, to a procedure that has-- so far--- had minimal side effects.
Best Wishes Guys
Richard

richard0460
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   Posted 4/6/2011 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Forgot one thing. The family jewels have turned a florid blue/black looking like I was attacked with a knee in a bar fight. Also the bottom of my penis is looking a bit bruized but for some reason yet none of that hurts. The abrasion on my scrotum is healing and that was annoying for two days after the procedure but just looks ugly as hell-- oh well.
Richard

James C.
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   Posted 4/7/2011 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Richard, that bruising and black and blue is common with almost any surgery. Your just happen to be in an area where gravity tends to carry the swelling and bruising to it's endpoint. Things will improve. Mine were technicolor for a couple months after.. :-)
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09, 12/10-.09, 02/11-.08
ED-total-Bimix 30cc

richard0460
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   Posted 4/7/2011 10:10 PM (GMT -7)   
James I am jealous of technicolor. I merely have black and blue but then I suppose there is time for them to take on a more entertaining color. Thanks for your lighthearted comment.
Richard
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