Hello Compiler~ the biopsy thing is survivable even without anesthetic, my loving uro-doc whom I fired a little later on, never gave me an option and did not reveal the number of biopsies. Half way through I thought it was over, then he mentioned we have 6 more
Anyway I tolerated it alright, when you hear the click trigger thing of the gun then you know quick shot of pain is coming. It is probably like someone snapping a rubber band on your _ss (bare of course), not all laughs but you can suck it up. Expect possible blood in urine perhaps once or more, I had hardly any like that even, went pretty well...but not a picinic.
Heads up: get the actually copy of pathology in your hands, no talk, no hand transcript
ions, pay for copies if you have too.
I am not exactly a pro-surgery guy, but it has its place, as for Dr. Menon I am atleast a witness that he is honest....honest enough to refuse patients whom are not reasonable candidates for successful surgery (i.e. will fail easily with psa tests), like myself. He did not want my money, which almost every other doc I met with did..my stats were very bad...I have alot of respect for him and his reputation. I met the first DaVinci patient in USA there also, he was coming in for checkup about
4-weeks or so after his op. (2002)
Dx-2002 bpsa 46.6 12/12-biop. 75-95%, gleasons found 7,8,9's (x2), ct & bone scans showed clear(meaningless), total urinary blockage too
(do I seem like a reasonable patient for surgery??? try partin tables etc.-lol)