The great news is you are a week or less from surgery. I say great news because if you are anything like I was, the wait from biopsy to surgery has not been a fun time. When I got to the final week before surgery, my anxiety actually decreased. I felt as if I had analyzed, re-analyzed, prayed, worried, researched and discussed ad nauseum and was finally at peace with my decision and with what lay ahead.
We will have you in our thoughts and prayers next Wednesday and Thursday!!!
Please keep us posted on your progress.
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14
Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Despite high Gleason score, cancer was confined to the prostate
Possible post-surgery radiation therapy...decision likely in late April 2008, depending upon PSA at that time
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of March 2008)
Began using Viagra 3 times a week December 2007 to stimulate blood flow
Began using Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy mid-February 2008
Will probably begin using bimix injections in addition to Viagra and pump in May 2008