Just curious. My stream force post surgery is the antithesis of world class.
Before surgery, I had BPH with very weak stream. Flomax worked wonders.
I would say my current stream is not as good as it was with the flomax, but better than it was without the flomax, which isn't saying much
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!