This isn't a PCa question, but I can't think of a better group of guys and gals to ask.
My wife's cousin's husband David, great guy, by the way, has a prostate that's so enlarged the doctor after scoping him told him he couldn't do a TURP (reaming it out) and told David he's have to have a radical prostatectomy, and he's slated for April 2.
I don't know the size, expect the doctor told them it was the size of a grapefruit. Some walnut!
David is in some considerable discomfort, pain, urinary issues and unable to sleep for long without needing to get up. The doctor has said it is not cancer, although I wonder how he can be sure there isn't some cancer in that prostate.
David is 66 and a radical sounds pretty radical to me. If anyone here has any suggestions as to a doctor, or a clinic, he should check I'd be glad to hear of them.
Many thanks and best wishes to all of you.
I'm making good progress on restructuring and refinancing the business and look forward to the day when I can visit more often.
Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours. Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn --- perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
First post op PSA Sept 09 less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23 test again less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8 less than 0.02
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7