Hey Barney ...
Who is this guy Sal Palmetto you are talking about
Didn't he play short stop for the Dodgers in the 1920s ???
Good ol Sal! and his twin brother Saw Palmetto!
have a good one ...
BRB -- only we comment on spelling if it is a funny inadvertent one ;-) Lighthearted stuff on a serious board.
Also, I too had almost identical stats as you -- 1 of 12 -- 5% -- Same age even. I was all set to do Watchful Waiting, plus I had a plan to try the Marshall Protocol for a year or two, which might or might not have had some effect on prostate -- based on anecdotal reports. And would have let my Uro have at it with the needles every 6 months or so just to keep him happy. But one thing I did have was that whompin 110 cc (or 150cc by the sonogram) enlarged prostate -- no fun goin' all the time and only piddling etc, even with flomax. So I caved in and went for the surgery. My poor wife had been worrying in silence up til then and was so relieved that I decided on surgery. Dumb-bunny me for not even noticing she was worrying all the time. Not too many regrets going the route I have, although I'd be having fun! fun! fun! with daddy's T-bird instead of the ED-sel I have now. But we'll get back there in time I am sure.
Age 58, 195lbs, 6'4", 57 at DX, PSA Aug2008 7 4 ... June2007 4.7 (BPH + LUTS)
Biopsy Nov2008 1 of 12 cores 5%, Gleason 3+3 - Sona showed 140+ cc (110 grams post op) prostate size.
open RRP surgery , Nerve sparing both sides, 1 day in hospital, Day 4 first BM,
Pathology Report: All margins clear - No Invasive spread - no change in Gleason score.
02/18/09 Cath out, passed a 1cm STONE within hours.
Using pump (encore) daily since catheter out - working good with 2 rings.
04/01/09 Was Oxalate stone -- usually from kidneys -- X-ray Kidneys @ next PSA).
03/06/09 Started Levitra 20mg rehabbing -> no real effect yet (04/01/09) . (Same for Viagra @ 100mg)
04/01/09 PSA <0.1 (And starting Cialis rehabbing @ 5mg). @ 1 pad/day on IC side.
Post Edited (JimStars) : 4/7/2009 12:54:55 PM (GMT-6)