Gene, I know how you feel. I am as ready as I can get for my "Bionic Pisser" at my age. If I were not able to joke about
my Journey I'd be crying all the time. Only way I can deal with it. Hate to say it but you guys that dry up in days, weeks, even a few months have no Idea what it is like for the cronic leakers like me, Gene, and the others. Like wise, I am blessed that I am not fighting the dreadful cancer any longer. You guys that are have my FULL respect.
My best Funny story so far is when the long time P.A. (male) asked me new "cute as all get out" P.A. in my Doctors office could feel where a prostate had been removed because she had never felt that before. Yeck Yeah I let her...hehehehe.
Now days, when I see a white coat I automaticly start to drop Trow!!!!......
Just hang in there you guys.....we share your journey!
43 at Dx and Surgery
PSA 5.7, Biopsy 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate, Gleason 7
RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - Nerves on right side saved. All Lab's clear.
Cathiter in for 28 days due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006 Undetectable 0.00.
ED workable and usable with Viagra.
Feb. 20th, 2007 - Feb. 4th, 2008 Cystoscope, Two Collagen injections,Second Opinion Consultation for Incontinance at OU Medical Center, Bio-Feedback training, Chiropractic, Accupuncture to try to resolve ongoing incontinance (4-6 pads a day) All PSA's 0.00.
Feb. 22nd, 2008 - Surgery to install the AMS AdVance Male Sling.
March 27th, 2008 - Sling not working, Little or no improvement.
April 18, 2008 - Collagen injection. Back to using 4-6 full pads a day within a week.
May 14, 2008 - Another collagen injection to try to Band-Aid the leaking for our June cruise. Will start making conusultation appiontments for AUS after we return.
July 14th, 2008 - AUS consultation with Dr. Morey at UT Southwestern (Dallas).
Aug. 22nd, 2008 - AUS Surgery by Dr. Morey