since the last report and the Gleason increase and grading up I decided to get serious.
23 August I had Brachytherapy procedure. 76 seeds via 25 needles Iodine125, went in to hospital after suitable oral enematic cleansing, went to sleep, woke up with a catheter in place, no pain, had a meal and settled for the night. Next day first thing drips and catheter were removed, had breakfast and as soon as I pee'd under my own steam I was allowed to leave. My daughter drove me 300 km home, no problems, no pain and I was in no urinary distress. I am taking 1 flomax and 2 sonaflam daily, have finished the antibiotics. next week if there is still no pain I will reduce the sonaflam to 1 per day. seven days after the procedure I was awake at about
3 am. and noticed an ache sensation in the prostate region, nothing since.. perhaps not enough seeds to go critical <g>. I started work the day after I got home and I am carrying-on as I normally would before the procedure.
The Stats were Clinical stage T1c, psa 0.3, Gleason 3+4, volume 28.7cc.
Dx Nov '03, age 61, 1 of 8 +, 3 + 3, PSA before biopsy 6.5.
after biopsy PSA went 10.5 and stayed there.
Tried a lot of the can't fail 'cures'. Found 'Prostasol' a version of PC Specs.
PSA dropped to less than 1.
Still tried other supplements but reverted back to 'P'. [ a herbal estrogen.] Had problems with Deep Vein Thrombosis, now on blood thinner
March '08, second biopsy, 3 of 10 + [10-50%], 3 + 4, PSA 1.0. T2A.
Bone scan didn't show much, bone density showed early osteo in places.
Had Brachytherapy Aug 23 08
Post Edited (chris nz) : 9/2/2008 12:46:48 PM (GMT-6)