You are in a great position right now. While you are drinking from the fire hose, I'll spritz a little something else in your direction: Start getting in shape. Now! Any treatment you choose, whenever you choose it, will go better if you are in shape. Get rid of the belly fat. Exercise and Kegel a lot. Get a set of 500 gram wrist weights and wear them under your shirt. Try to build up so you can wear them all day.
And empty that prostate as often as you can. It will never be easier than right this second.
If you decide on treatment you can wait 6 months-(statistically it makes no difference if indolent)- and use the time to eat right, jog, get your house, job, insurance and most important: love life, in order.
You've been given a gift many of us were not offered: a "heads-up". Don't let panic force you to cut this time short. Grab it and use it fully.
Good luck. (I wish someone had told me these things.)
DX Age 56
. First routine PSA test on April 8th: 17.8. Start 2 weeks of Cipro to rule out protatitis.
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.
Extraprostatic extension present; Perineural invasion: present, extensive.
No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX Post Surgery Status: Potency -
12/11 5 months, Still no activity, zip. Using pump daily since 11/11. No effect with 20 mg of Cialis or 100 mg of Viagra. Shots next? 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 months: Still 3 pads per day. 420ml/day, 91 um leak.
12/11 5 months: Still 3 pads per day. 400-450ml/day Experimenting with Nyquil for 10 days: Can sleep through the night but withdrawal is bad. Stopped 12/20. Post Surgery PSA -
9/3 6 weeks - 0.05; 10/13 3 months - 0.04 undetectable.
Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 12/20/2009 11:39:58 AM (GMT-7)