Hello all. I found this site pre-op, and I must say, you hear the good AND the bad. But hearing from others with the same problem was very educational.
As you might guess from my name, I'm a doctor (orthopaedic surgeon), who has found himself on the other side of the knife. So far, everything is progressing well, better than expected. I have made a habit in my life of expecting the worst, but hoping for the best. I'm never disappointed. I hope my unique perspective can be useful for the group.
Catheter came out yesterday, but, of course, the highlight of the doctor's visit was the great pathology report. After literally and unwittingly sitting on this disease for three years, I was fearful that I lost my chance to be cured. Now I am a prospective member
of the zero club, and a practicing member of the Kegel club.
I am mostly continent and can stop the squirts when they come. Last night was dry, although I hit the BR four times. So my only question right now is about
the mild burning at the tip of the penis after the pad gets wet. I'm changing pads frequently and using vaseline to protect the skin
, but I wonder if there are any other tricks I can use. Do certain foods cause more burning? Does it go away in time? Can it get worse?
I look forward to continuing my participation on this site, which I see is populated by thoughtful and compassionate people.
12/2005-Age50-PSA 4.2-Biopsy negative
01/2008-Age 52-PSA 8.0-Biopsy negative (I should have known then)
01/2009 Age 53-PSA 17.8-Biopsy positive-Gleason 4+3, 1 of 24 cores!
Time to become my own best advocate
Special protocol MRI with Gadolinium dye at Brigham and Women's Hospital-
main tumor (1.9cm) is ANTERIOR, not accessible by biopsy. All is now clear.
open RP- Dr. Jerome Richie (experience is #1)
Pathology- Stage T2cN0M0,Gleason 4+3, margins clear.post edited to add members name in subject- to allow for archiving and elimination of "new Member" subjects....lol
Re-inserted Signature information...Silly bug in the software. ~
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