I thought I was doing okay on this, but it seems to have worsened a bit.
I've also been taking it easy but I hope to be more active soon. I suspect it will get worse with increased activity? Does drinking more fluids make it worse?
This is getting annoying.
I am only a few days post-cath.
I understand that it generally gets a lot better over time. Is there anything you do specifically to make it better (I've been advised to hold off on the Kegels for a few weeks) or did your body just seem to adjust somehow and improve on its own?
63 years old
PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (Free PSA 24%), this after 45 days on cipro! DREs have always been normal.
History of BPH/prostatitis. PCA-3 test: 75.9 (bad news, guaranteeing I have to do....): Biopsy on 11/30/09. Result of biopsy:
5 out of 12 cores positive. Gleason 4+3. More specifically: 2 cores were 3+3 (one 5% and the other 30%) on one side. On the other side:2 cores are 4+3 (5%)--1 core 3+4 (30%) no peri-neural invasion. prostate is 45 grams. Stage: T1C
REVISED BIOPSY REPORT: The previous was read by Umich. Slides were then sent to Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital. Here is their report (much better) -- changes in bold print below:
5 out of 12 cores positive. Gleason 3+4. More specifically: 2 cores were 3+3 (one 5% and the other 20%) on one side. On the other side, 3 cores were 3+4 (5%, 5%, 20%)
Surgery with Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital, 1/26/10. He says all looked good. Spared nerves. Awaiting pathology report, set for 2/2/10.
Pathology Report: G 4+3 (65%-35%). Cancer in 15% of gland.
Lymph Nodes: Clear
Perineural Invasion: yes. Seminal Vessical Involvement: No
Extraprostatic Extension: yes
Positive Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm
Final Weight is 52.7 gms
Incontinence: just joined that club-- definite leaks-- my guess is 1 pad during the day -- at night??? First night tonight!