I found the frank talk site to be helpful and direct. I understand this site - healingwell - can be googled internationally and has to be prim and proper -
but when it come to feeling like a complete man - you can't just pfussyfoot around the topic and sometimes common language and phrasing ( NOT gutter talk mind you) gets right to the point of the matter.
What works - what doesn't work and what the $#%^$ to do about
The posts that were there were informative, but not frequently updated or visited.
There was a posting for the chatroom on that site for Thursday 9:00pm but I seemed to be the only one checking in ...
Also, I checked out the chat room on healingwell and only the chronic pain people were ready to chat ..
Or is this disease - PC - easier to deal with for most people in a "hands off" or keep your distance mode?
- you (guys and gals) have been very informative, helpful and accepting of me - even more so than the prostate cancer support group for gay men on yahoo
- maybe it is the multitude of engineers here with their analytical minds, humour and (as noted by another member here ) studly nature ...
- I am certainly on a more emotionally stable footing since signing on here
( I am being honest - I don't B.S. - only when I sign my initials !)
-p.s. any help on to how to get emoticons in the text - I tried but only got the gif text to show not the image - couldn't find help in the help - I use safari browser - thanks -
Age: 54 -
openly gay - with common-law spouse of 13 years, Steve - 59
PSA: 04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86
Biospies: October 8, 2009 - 12 specimens taken rectally
Confirmation of Prostate Cancer: October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Doctor: Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Radical Prostatectomy Operation: November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009
Catheter: in November 18 - out December 8, 2009
Incontinence: Life brand - Male Guards - extra absorbant - one for day - one for night - stress incontinence
Incontinence Exercises: standing Kegel excercises - pelvic thrust (ala Rocky Horror Show Time Warp Dance) 20 reps x 5 times daily
Post Surgery Biopsy: pT3a- gleason 7 - extraprostatic extension - perineural invasion - prostate weight - 34.1gm - see doc in three months for next PSA
Post Surgery PSA: - to be done April 2010
ED:- some difficulty before surgery - able to climax - not much width gain - no length gain
ED Therapy: use of water-based Bathmate pump - irritation of scrotum - base of willie
ion: jan 8/2010 - started daily 5mg cialis willie wehabilitation -
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
Post Edited (tatt2man) : 1/8/2010 6:03:40 AM (GMT-7)