Good to know, if I have to have salvage Radiation, already concerned about blockage after all I went through, and how touchy my bladder neck area still is almost 8 months after surgery. Peeing for me is now something that takes patience, not always easy to do in a crowded public place. Miss peeing like a race horse, but on the plus side, 100% continent at all times. Still not use to having to pee once or twice at night, something i never ever did pre-surgery. Changing my entire sleep pattern.
David in SC
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, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, July 13 - meet with radiation oncologist