Mel/Complier has a thread about
I know just what he means but I was having a think about
why. My continence is not so much worse as variable and I was wondering about
what is going on just inside me.
The pee-regulating part of me that has been altered by the surgery is the area just between the invisible end of my penis and my bladder, which is obviously right next to the rectum.
So are my bladder and its "full/empty" sensors and urethra, plus the pelvic floor muscles and the assorted nerves throughout that area influenced by whether or not my rectum is full or empty or whether the contents are soft or empty or moving around. As my visits to the WC to pee have been different this week, and so have my BMs!
Age at Dx 48 No Family history of Prostate Cancer
Married 25 years, and I cannot thank my wife enough for her support.
April 2009: PSA 8.6 DRE: negative. Tumour in 2 out of 12 cores. Gleason 3+3.
RALP (nerve-sparing) at AVL-NKI Hospital Amsterdam on 29th July 2009. Stay 1 night.
Partial erections on while catheter still in. Catheter out on 6th Aug 2009.
Dry at night after catheter came out
Post-op Gleason 3+4. Tumour mainly in left near neck of bladder.
Left Seminal Vesicle invaded, (=T3b!)
no perineraul invasion, no vascular invasion. clear margins,
Erection 100% on 15th Aug 2009, but lots of leaking
Stopped wearing pads on 21st Sept 2009
Pre-op style intercourse on 24th Oct 2009 !! No use of tablets, jabs, VED etc.
Nov 17th 2009 PSA = 0.1
Mar 17th 2010 PSA = 0.4!!! referred to radiation therapist