Hi everyone, it has been 8 months since my surgery, when I was diagnosed & told I had cancer, the furthest thing from my mind was maybe my sex life was over, now I have come to the conclusion that I really don't care, I have no movement or stimulation "down there"....BUT! I am alive, I can go fishing again, I can ride my bike along our beautiful city cycleways, enjoy a good red wine, cuddle my grandkids, travel, and play lawn bowls again.
My wife and I have had 45 happy years, I can look back on my career and be happy that I have had a successful life which has provided me with a comfortable retirement, as you get older, sex is not all that important, your relationship becomes less demanding on both of you, we have had a lot of good intimate times, but now we just get along in a friendly caring relationship.
Thankfully, I have an understanding wife, who just wants me to be with her as long as possible, so if I never get another erection....so be it! there is a lot more to life.
age 67 PSA 5.8 DRE slightly firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd July 07 5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 3+4=7 right side tumour adenocarcinoma stage T2a
RP on 30th July,
Post op Pathology, tumour stage T3a 4+3=7, microcsopic evidence of capsular penetration, seminal vessels, bladder neck, free of tumour, lymph nodes clear, no evidence of metastatic malignancy, tumour does not extend to the apical margins.
Post op PSA 0.5 26th Sept.
PSA 23rd Oct.0.5 seeing Radiation Onocologist 31st Oct.
Started radiation treatment on 5th Dec, to continue until 24 Jan. 08.
Finished treatment, next PSA on 30th April.
Post Edited (maldugs) : 3/27/2008 10:54:12 PM (GMT-6)