Just got off the phone with the nurse of my Uro/Surgeon from his main office in Greenville, not in Easley by my house. They want me to come in this Thursday at 330 pm, and btw, make sure you bring someone with you to drive you home. Gulp, that didnt sound good. He wants to consult with me first, I have to assume he consulted with my new Rad. Oncologist after yesterdays event at the radiation center. The nurse said he wants to, can you belive this, do another dialation process on me. She said if I agree, they will heavily sedate me, but not put me under, and put me through the process. Guess the rad. doc. convinced him I am blocking up again and the radiation willl make it worse. If I agree, that means I would leave with catheter number 8 ,or 9 if you count yesterday's temporary one. I am about out of my mind with all this.
The last dialation left me traumatized for real, and took weeks to heal. I am suppose to start getting zapped on Monday, October 5th. Perhaps when I consult with him, there will be other options. I have a feeling that he is against the suprapubic cath idea for some reason, shouldnt make him any difference, not happening to him.
But you know what, the new non-passive me may just not agree with whatever he wants to do. And you know something else, I may request a transfer to another urologist/surgeon. If it doesn't have a plausible plan that makes perfect sense, this isnt going to happen. Enough is enough, two corrective surgeries within 6 months haven't worked anyway.
Told my wife last night, by the time that everyone gets through screwing around with me, there won't be anything left of me, physicially or mentally. Close to the edge right now, and strongly considering going back on strong antidepressenets for the first time in two years.
But hey, that's the latest news. It gets gooder and gooder.
David in sC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20%, Contained in capsule, 1 pos margin
2009 PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/09 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/09 cath #6 - blockage, 8/09 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - out 38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., agreed to start radiation, does not rec. HT at this time, mapping on 9/21/9