lil D.Erwin in another thread said...
Read everyone's comments and I think I'm in the right place! Had my prostate removed 3+ years ago the old fashined way and although PSAs have been good to date I'm still suffering side effects with incontenence and ED. The former is my biggest concern at this point. If I don't drink coffee, exercise, play golf, walk any distance, or have more that two cocktails I generally leak less than a few oz. per day. Even successfully gone camando (nervously) a half dozen times. The problem is I enjoy doing all of these things so I'm a pad+ when I do. I'm thinkin' my best option is the artificial sphincter since the Kagels don't work (I can now easily crack a coconut squeezing my thieghs together). The slings don't offer the odds I'm looking for.
Moving along to the ED - with Levitra I'm about 75% but leak urine during the act. Kind of ruines the moment!
I'd appreciate hearing your views!
Hi lil D,
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Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (1/08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09.
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
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