Wow, I didn't expect anyone to post, but over 20 replies. Wow... I appreciate everyones replies!
I will try to answer everyone... gulp.
I appreciate the comment about my urologist not wanting to tell me what to do. But my problem is I'm trying to weigh all my options. At least one option would be to do a procedure he is good at. I am asking him for his opinion on what treatment he provides, and if it would be best for me. To be fair my last appointment was pretty convoluted. I will try again when I see him in a couple weeks. Thanks!
I am very lucky to have a long time partner that I have no secrets from and who would do anything in the world for me. I know whatever the future brings the two of us will work it out. I do take care of the people who take care of me. Medical exceptions aside I sleep well at night. :P I will try to read others experiences. For a tech savvy business owner, I read slowly and type even slower. lol Thanks!
I'm sorry to hear of your father dying from this. My dad is in his 70's and has an enlarged prostate. I thought this was to be my path but alas no. I guess that's why I took the news so badly. I KNEW I didn't have it. I will check out the book! I'm in the Peoria IL area. Thanks!
We still have 20 years to match your long marriage. :) I'm not sure HIFU is right for me, but I'm not taking it off the table yet. Thanks!
Wow this was a good post. The doctor went into great detail as to how there is a very small chance I would die from this. Stated something like 17%. there's a lot of numbers flying around my head. He did tell me one treatment is to do nothing. Meaning AS, but he immediately started dismissing it because I'm too young to do it. He's telling me that option is only for old people. Then he began to tell me how bad it is to die from this. Slow and miserable death were his words.
As for symptoms, I do have some symptoms though. Before the biopsy I was on nothing. I was up at 4am regularly for a pee and in the daytime I go every 1-2 hours. I don't think my bladder ever got full. Sometimes urgency when I got to work (20 minute drive) I even noticed some bowel movement issues, have to go three times about two hours apart to get the job done. After the biopsy I asked for and received flowmax. It helps with the urination urgency a lot. And my bladder is filling before I have to go. But I still feel sore or touchy down there, (6 weeks from biopsy) and I still have to get up at 4am. If these are not from the PCa then could it be part of the enlarged prostate problem my dad has? See comments to medved. Sorry for bouncing around. But I'm on flowmax and the doc told me it would prevent ejaculations from making it out. It's not doing that for me. It's like the prostate is really swollen and squeezing everything around it. :( I hope you are right! I hope this could just not be a problem. Thanks!
"Lets see what it's going to do." I like this! Thanks!
I hope I didn't offend the more seriously ill here. I was just whining I guess. Yes, life, then continence, then sex.
As for AS I dismissed it due to advise from my urologist. I am getting the trend here though. ;) Thanks!
Good idea on the second opinion. I will look into this. I'm not opposed to an annual biopsy, if it means a normal life. I think I will get less anxious as I go... I hope. Thanks!
Yes, I have read this entire thread many times. I'm glad I did this. Thanks!
I will check out the yananow site. I found it before but settled on posting here. I'm getting tougher I think. Thanks!
I wanted to get it off my chest so to speak. I saw no benefit to hide anything. I will keep in touch! Thanks!
I'm very interested in SA. Thanks!
I appreciate the comments. Thanks!
I'm chillin'. I know I know I need to relax more. Thanks!
You have given me much to think about. Thanks!
I will check out the links you recommended.
"p.s. Old wrinkly sex is just as good as young toned sex." I was hoping someone would say that. I hope to test this theory. ;) Thanks!
I ran out of time. I'm a fast thinker, but a slow typer. I thank you all again.
Post Edited (Jim is sick) : 3/24/2010 1:30:33 PM (GMT-6)