Zufas, I hear you. I was needing a spinal tap a few years back, the neurogist was an ass clown in every way, a real egomaniac. I kept getting bad feelings about
him. My wife went with me for the procedure, and she (a nurse) got bad feelings, and as he was about
to insert the needle, I aborted it and never looked back. Later, same dr, paralyzed a patient for life from the same type of procedure. You got to trust your gut at times. I am a very compliant patient, but I am not a fool.
With tommorows visit to the Rad. Oncology people, I have no intention of getting slammed into Radiation treatment just because. I will have to be convinced it is needed, convinced I have true reaccurance, etc. I only agreed to meet and talk, and by now, they would have consulted with my urologist/surgeon, who is supposed to have explained the difficulties he encountered operating on me.
We all have to be pro-active ourselves about
ourselves. It's the one time when thinking about
number one first, is ok in my book.
Best to you
David in SC
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