I mentioned this in the middle of another thread, but am reposting separately with the hope that it might receive some responses.
My urologist will probably recommend radiation in a few months, despite an undetectable PSA. The reason is that a very high Gleason score is an indicator of a likely recurrence eventually.
For those who had radiation after surgery, please share your insights.
1. What type of radiation did you undergo, how many sessions and so on?
2. What obvious side effects did you experience - tiredness, bleeding, incontinence, other?
3. If you had regained all or partial erectile function prior to radiation, what impact did the radiation have upon your erectile function and recovery?
Danman Bob, Born 1951
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14; Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Post-op pathology stated that cancer was confined to the prostate
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of late April 2008)
100 MG Viagra 3 times a week beginning December 2007
Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy beginning mid-February 2008
30 MG papaverine/1 MG phentolamine bimix injections beginning late April 2008
Five week post-op PSA 0.2, five month post-op PSA 0.1, next test August 2008