Information from my doctor visit today

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DanmanBob
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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 3/18/2008 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Sharing in case some of this might be useful to someone here.
 
First, the urologist said he thinks I am doing great.  He is not prone to making those types of comments, so I was pleasantly surprised to hear those words.  Hope things continue well.
 
He said the fact that I leak while pumping is a non-issue.
 
Although I am not having unassisted erections yet, he is pleased that the vacuum pump is producing them without any problems.  He said that is a promising sign and encouraged me to keep pumping.
 
Suggested I continue taking Viagra 3 times a week, plus using the pump at least once a day...twice if time permits.
 
Wants to wait at least two more months before prescribing injections.  He suggested starting with Caverject.  I told him I would prefer to start with bimix.  He seems fine with that.
 
I was very concerned that since I have had Peyronie's since I was 33 years old, I might not be a candidate for injections, but he said that in my case at least, it should not be a problem.....so that is a big relief.  My curvature is relatively slight and did not prevent me from having good sexual relations prior to my PC surgery.  Like everyone else, I hope one day to have erections without a pump and without injections, but I want some decent way to have them, and injections sound much better than the pump from what people here have stated.
 
We talked a little about radiation therapy.  If it is determined in late April (after next PSA) that I need it, it will probably begin in mid to late May.
 
That's about it...nothing earth shattering, but perhaps someone will see something here that is of use.
 
DanMan Bob
 
 
Danman Bob
Age 57
Prostate removal November 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14
Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Despite high Gleason score, cancer was confined to the prostate
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (1 to 2 pads a day)
Began using Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy mid-February 2008
Begain using Viagra 3 times a week December 2007 to stimulate blood flow


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 3/18/2008 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear the good report of smooth progress.  Did you get a PSA test result this time? 

DanmanBob
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 467
   Posted 3/18/2008 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Pre-surgery PSA was 14 and rising quickly (rose 5 points in 3 1/2 weeks).
 
Only post-surgery PSA was in December, one month after surgery, when it was 0.2.
 
Doc wants it at 0.1 or below next time (late April) or he will probably recommend radiation.
Danman Bob
Age 57
Prostate removal November 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14
Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Despite high Gleason score, cancer was confined to the prostate
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (1 to 2 pads a day)
Began using Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy mid-February 2008
Begain using Viagra 3 times a week December 2007 to stimulate blood flow

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