Visited my doctor today - april 28-
I had a very good chat with my family doctor about
a variety of things - and he even had me back (after another patient) during his lunch hour to finish up our details - he is the doctor who called long distance by phone to get my arse over to a urologist and check out my prostate ASAP...
1- ED - got an prescript
ion for trimix (triple mix up here) and went through the notes on what and how to inject, etc.. and if priapism does occur go to emergency room since the original sudafed is not available - also start at 0.2ml for dosage ( it can be 0.2 - 0.3ml to start)
2- cholesterol - now on lipitor ( family history of heart disease on both sides) - which hopefully will help ( with my new diet) to keep the PSA levels down
3- tinnitus - had about
an hour ( travelled 2-1/2 hours by bus from Peterborough to Toronto) before appointment with family doctor to drop into drop-in clinic to talk to clinic doctor about
tinnitus and causes - antibiotics can cause tinnitus and it can also be affected by repetitive noise ( will be wearing ear plugs due to CPAP machine from now on) and fluid imbalance in middle ear... but due to previous hearing history ( and a childhood of antibiotics) and PCa surgery effects - it seems that CIPRO is main alleged culprit . ( others here may differ - I am just going to learn how to deal with it)
4- lymphedema - due to the lymph node dissection at the time of the RP - I do have swelling of the lower legs at the end of the day - and would be best if I sleep with them raised up - I work in a garden centre - standing for 9 hours straight ( betcha never thought to see that word associated with me !
) so at the end of the day -even with the shorty sport socks - the lower legs look like balloon animals...
so all in all a good day - positive support from clinic doctor on "beating cancer" as well as my family doctor - I gave him one of my paintings as a "anniversary gift "- he has been my doctor for 20 years - and he now has it hanging in his office -
-off to work again - 6:30-9:30 meeting - learning about
ponds and pond equipment - so hope to drop into wednesday night chat
to say a tired but happy "hello"
- family doctor had two patients experience priapism and they took sudafed cold/allergy which has Pseuodoephidrine (60mg) as part of the mix - and that worked - so have that on hand if necessary ... this stuff gets complicated doesn't it ....
54 - gay - with common-law spouse of 13 years, Steve - 60PSA:
04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86Confirmation of Prostate Cancer:
October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous samples , Gleason 7 (4+3)Doctor:
Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health CentreRadical Prostatectomy Operation:
November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009Post Surgery Biopsy:
pT3a- gleason 7 - extraprostatic extension - perineural invasion - prostate weight - 34.1gm - ED Prescription:
Jan 8/2010 - started daily 5mg cialis - girth back to normal -but not much length - will go for trimix in April when I see docIncontinence:
Feb 2010- 3-5 pads/1-2 clothes changes/day- March 3, 2010 - week 14 after surgery -finally seeing improvement - March 29- incontinence better - 1-2 pads a day - one pad at night location:
Peteborough, Ontario, CanadaPost Surgery-PSA:
- April 8, 2010 - 0.05 - I am in the ZERO CLUB - hooorah!Next PSA
- October 8, 2010 - TBA -
Post Edited (tatt2man) : 4/28/2010 7:07:46 PM (GMT-6)