Hey Mavica.......to ease your concern with such hard hitting words like "horrible" and the dreaded catheter, my nurses's warned me I would have such a urge and to just let it go. Well, I'm still waiting on that type of an urge.....urge's yes, horrible no. So far the only problem I've had with it(catheter) is having to drag it around with me everywhere I go( ya' know, like when I hang it on my lower cabinets while fixing myself something to eat and forget it, now that will get your attention!!) aside from that...doing ok with it......
I think it's important to remember this is a really fanstastic site, full of great people with many experiences and much knowledge of what it is we're all dealing with.....all with great advice and suggestions. And most of them will tell you, as they did me......we're all different and will have different reactions to our many different types of treatment we've chosen for ourselves....as much as we are all alike in what it is we're dealing with....we're that much different in how our own bodies and minds will choose to react to the outside forces that are trying to attack it....
You'll do fine brother....good luck
Pre-0p PSA Feb. 08, 5.0
PSA had spiked once about 8yrs ago to 5.0 three months later
back to 2.9...then into the 1.2 range until my re-scheduled
"missed" appointment this past Feb.
5 of 15 cores positive
Da Vinci scheduled..7.29.08..as I read somewhere on this
site....."the first show of the day"