Geez Tony, that sounds like as much fun as sitting on a bicycle seat post without the seat! I learn something new everyday. Hope you get to have the rights on the dvd after that test, might be a big one on You Tube.
Sounds rough brother, but perhaps like other ordeals we go through, won't be as bad doing it as thinking about
doing it. I will be thinking the best for you. And your surgery is about
2 weeks out now, I will be very thankful when you are "on the other side", the recovery side. I am sure you will do fine through that part, and with it being "
open" like what I had, the doctor(s) will have the best shot at looking around down there while they are operating. Don't let them rush you out of the hospital, I stayed my full four days my insurance would pay, and needed all of them before coming home.
Me, I am doing fine, considering I am only slightly less then 3 1/2 months out of surgery. I feel healed up for the most part, still have some endurance problems, but then, it wasn't like I was a physically fit athelete to start with, I have to remind myself that I am a 56 year old guy that had been through a lot of things long before the PC came on the scene. I consider myself about
98% dry by day, 100% dry by night, so feel I am doing well there. And on the ED side, it's still somewhat of a "miracle" or unexpected good thing. Since my last catheter, #5, came out on day 66, I have been able to acheive natural wood on my own, and able to have sex through completion. Took about
2 - 3 weeks to go from let's say 60% pre-surgery to what my wife will now testify 100% errections. It is still very weird to climax without ejaculation, but the quicker you get the former method out of your head, the easier it is to adjust to the "new way". I still haven't had to use a pump, or any ED drugs. Originally, my surgery was slated to be no nerves spared, but after the fact, it is now considered right side spared, but according to my dr/surgeon, the right side appeared to be "damaged and scarred". For whatever reason, it's working, and I am most thankful for whatever reason.
I hope you do well with your after affects from your surgery, but first things first, let's get you through that test and then your surgery.
David in SC
56, 56 at DX, PSA
7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3
3rd Biopsy 9/8 Positive 7 of 7 cores pos, 40-90%, Gleason 7
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves saved, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes
First PSA Post Surgery 2/9 .05