I am really dense on a lot of common anatomy subjects, biology and most sciences were my weak spot in my education. Math and languages were my thing. Now, I know that my seminal vessels and misc. parts were removed with my surgery. So there is no physical way that sperm can enter the urethra, and since the prostate has been removed, the main source of the ejaculate is gone too. Are my testicles still producing sperm, and if so, how is it building up and/or being released? My dr. simply said the body absorbs it. Absorbs it where and how? And what is the long term effect of that process? Sometimes, while pursuing sex, it feels painful in the testicles, and seems like it's wanting to release pressure, but of course, with no valid connection, it just ends up hurting, is this a normal feeling 6 months after surgery? I do get a lot of the "pre-semem" shortly after an orgasm, but not before, and no, it doesn't "shoot" out, but comes out freely after orgasm, so I have to assume that is the result of another little gland, cowpens or cowpers? See, I have my dumb side too, because I can figure this out. Help me here, fellows.
David in SC
P.S> I go to get my 6 months PSA blood drawn late next week, then the results on May 11th, I so badly need to get another zero, my Gleason 7, higher PSA, and rapid velocity still scares me after the fact.
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 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, 6 month on 5/9