How do I start?
PSA; Nov 2007: 5.3
PSA; Jun 2008: 7.4
No family history
5 of 8 biopsies Adenocarcinoma: found out yesterday.
Gleason score: 5 or 6...went blank after "you have major cancer, sir"
REC: Prostate removal
Symptoms: 12 months ago, perineal pain...3 times unbelievably severe...OK since except for rectal uncomfortable pressure.
185 pounds, 5 foot 10 inches, work out daily. Chest 45, waist 32, hips maybe 34...never measured.
Actual profile not bad for 53, muscular upper body, slight spare tire, same pants size for last 12 years, skinny butt, chicken legs...but at fuller end. Nephew says I look like 45. Good muscle tone.
8 months of Septra/Bactrim DS to stop Prostatitis.
Present Status: Scared Stupid
Required Action: Need Serious Help with treatment options.
Urologist: Matter of fact with bedside manner of a droid.
I'm 53 and married with 3 great kids...all grown...one back at home finishing college. Married 32 years, incredibly beautiful wife I'm still very much in love with. Been together 36 years. GREAT sex life...me instigating often. Very loving marriage and very lucky!
Urologist wants RPRemoval...all of it...and soon. Does Cryo work? Who does it? Anyone have any experience with Robotic LP removal?
Sheesh, not overwhelmed...but very whelmed.
Do I sound stupid yet?
I'm from Canada, the home of paid health care...except when you have what I have and want to have options.
Please, some help and discusion.