I have to agree with Ziggy and Rip. At a recent hockey try out some of my male friends had questions about
enlarged prostates, prostate cancer, biopsies, etc. One gentlemen about
h 10 years my senior was going in for a biopsy and was scared. When some of the wives came by they all clamed up and asked them to leave. After all the discussions I reminded them that it's important to involve their wives/families.
While I beleive the personal attacks should be stopped, the
open and free flowing information is needed no matter how graphic it is. One of privious posts envolved errections while sitting on the throne. Where else am I going to ask this kind of question?? I was very much releived to know it effected other people and will be bringing it up at my next urologist appointment. Sorry you can't get much more graphic than that.
I am a prostate cancer survivor with both a 12 and a 15 year old daughter. They both remember my father dying of prostate cancer. The younger one especially as he died on the day of her 4 birthday. My mother insists on have a memorial dinner every year on my daughter birthday. I've kept practically nothing (with the exeption of ED) from them, and I think they are the better for it.
Age: 43 (2008)
DRE Small Ridge on prostate, PSA 1.5
07/2007: Diagnosed cancer, T2c, Gleason 3+4=7
09/2007: Laparoscopic prostectomy @ Hamilton General, 4 hrs.
Both nerve bundles spared
Pathology Report: Tumor confined w/in prostate
T2c, Gleason is 3+3=6
Went home with JP drain
10/2007: Made return trip to hospital. All urine was comming out JP drain.
10/2007: Catheter removed. Next to no leakage
11/2007: 1st PSA <.003 :)
ED: Started Viagra, no response yet.
12/2007: Had confidence to go padless!!!!!
12/2007: ED: Stopped Viagra as it's causing hemroid problems.
01/2008: 2nd PSA <.003 :)
ED: next to no response.
04/2008: 3nd PSA <.003 :)
ED: next to no response. Changed the Viagra prescription.
Post Edited (Roger G) : 5/28/2008 12:50:05 PM (GMT-6)