I was told that I have a tarlov cyst on my spinal cord after my last lumbar MRI. I had never heard of it before and was told that if my symptoms got too bad and it grew larger that surgery might be needed. You must have had pretty bad symptoms if you had surgery. If you don't mind me asking, how large did it get and what symptoms did you get?
On another note, about your loss of feeling, I know something about this also as it happens to many guys after prostate cancer surgery. I did lose some sensation and feeling in my private area after a radical prostatectomy but not nearly as bad as some. The thing is, sometimes it takes a long time for the nerves to settle down from a trauma like that, even after years some feeling may return!! I pray that this might be the case w/ you. How long ago was your surgery? Swelling may have to go down before feeling returns if it was reciently. Did your dr. tell you it was perminant? Maybe get another opinion or see a neurologist before you give up.
I hope the best for you, please stick around as there are many good people here and so much support! Sorry to have to meet you like this but I'm really glad you posted!
My name is Pete and I'd like to welcome you to our family.
Keep up the HOPE!!!
Your new friend>
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections once a month. 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, Joseph is on the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis back in Bremerton, Wa. after 8 mo. deployment! and Pete Jr. is on The Asault Ship USS Bataan "The Jaws of the Fleet" somewhere in the Persian Gulf w/ 2,000 Marines aboard. I am one very proud (what they call me)> Big Pops!