My boyfriend had robotic surgery at Cleveland Clinic today. The surgeon's demeanor wasn't very encouraging at all. The operation took about
6 1/2 hours. He said the gland was stuck to the wall and they had to cut a hole in his rectum, which they will fix. He said it could be from inflammation from the biopsy or inflammation from cancer. His PSA last week was 15, up from 10 in January. He said the MRI showed it was outside the capsule, so I expect he will get upgraded to T3 and have to have radiation. Is there anything to prevent hair loss? He has really beautiful long blond hair, it's part of his rock n' roll band image, and I think that will be hard if he loses it.
To make matters worse, his job laid him off Friday to save on insurance premiums (he was a great worker), 4 days away from qualifying for FMLA. I know he can get reduced COBRA, but I'm afraid it will still be exorbitant now that he has a pre-existing condition. Last week I found out I have a tumor in my breast and have a consult for a biopsy on Tuesday. Things are hard and it's tough to feel positive right now.
Thanks for letting me share here and get this out and I really appreciate all the information and support that has been shown to us here. God bless you all.