I asked my wife the same question. Ever practical (and still unaware that I had weighed my pee pads on the kitchen scale - again) she suggested we look at a Breast Cancer site to see if a similar question comes up. Women who had mastectomies wanted to know when to tell a prospective date. Well, there were tons of advice and support.
When you boil off all the estrogen from the scores of answers, the basic advice is:
"Do not mention your condition on the first date. If you decide to meet again, then mention it honestly and early and be prepared to accept the rejection. Continue to date."
Personally, I like OBB's comment: "(Tell her)...the top of my bucket list is to hear you scream, "Oh God! Don't Stop!"
DX Age 56
. First routine PSA test on April 8th: 17.8.
May PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: PSA: 23.2
. Biopsy 6/10/09
: 7/12 scores positive, Gleason 6=3+3. Bone scan and C/T scan negative. RP DaVinci -7/21/2009
@ Univ of Roch Medical Center
Left nerve gone, right partial spared. Catheter removed - 7/31/2009
Pathology report received:
Gleason 3+4=7 Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm
location: both lobes and apex. No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Extraprostatic extension present; Perineural invasion: present, extensive
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX Post Surgery Status: Potency -
10/31 3 months, Still no activity, nada, zip Incontinence -
8/20 4 full pads per day
. 9/7 3-4 full pads per day (I'm going to try cutting down on fluids. Bad idea. I know.)
9/27 2 months: Still 3 pads per day.
11/14 4 month: Still 3 pads per day. 420ml/day, 91 um leak. At this rate I'll be fine in 2012.Post Surgery PSA -
9/3 6 weeks- 0.05, 10/13 3 months- 0.04 undetectable.
Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 11/19/2009 10:46:09 AM (GMT-7)