I would like to chime in on both issues;
1) Blood and small clots are normal for some time as there is alot of healing going on in there. As long as it does not appear to be bright red and continues to deminish overtime, it is normal. If red, see doc asap. If questionable, call doc.
2) Hubby may be in denial or afraid to adddress the subjects personally that we discuss here. Alot of men do not share medical stuff well, especially the very personal stuff associated with PC. We all found this as a good place, if for nothing else, some cathartic communication. For me it helped (and still does) manage my expectations and these guys helped me see this journey as one step at a time.
Best wishes and keep acting as his eyes and ears in this Club.
Age 55, two teens, very fit cyclist (avg 2000+ miles per year) and weight, diet, etc. consistent with good habits. Stressful job as attorney; very supporting wife who is helping me through every stage of this war.
2006 PSA - 1.5
2007 PSA - 2.3
2008 PSA - 5.3 (18 mos.)
2009 Jan. 20 - Biopsy 12 samples
Feb 3 Dx 2/12 samples positive, low volume (5% and 7-10%)
Gleason 3+4, later downgraded by second opinion at Johns-Hopkins to 3+3, but "it's still PCa" as my Doc said.
Laproscopic surgery April 9, University of KY Medical Center, Lexington, 3 days in hospital, catheter removal April 21.
Pathology: clear margins, no cancer in prostate: told that this is very rare and Doc has only seen it in 3 out of over 1400 cases; I rearched the concept of "vanishing cancer" and found a tumor classification of tP0 and asked Doc if it applied to me. He said that it was unlikely because if a pathologist had done a much more detailed analysis of the tissue, he would likely find more foci somewhere, and biopsy found "needle in the haystack as opposed to the tip of the iceberg"; Nevertheless, it is a blessing;
Regardless of the science, my family says "miracle."
Now working w/ post-surgery issues....