60Michael...many thanks. Slow but steady improvements.
David. Thank you. I sure hope you get permanent relief from the blockage and get rid of the catheter(s) once and for all. Congrats on the 0.04 PSA. Think of you often...be well.
Thanks Bronson. Spring is here. Hope the nicer weather will help me blow out some carbon and cobwebs.
Hey Goodlife. Congrats on your results, too. Yep, ED is a bummer, but improvements are happening.
James...the improvements are slow but tangible. My surgeon's resident told me that if I haven't recovered most erectile function at the 1 year mark, I likely wouldn't see any further improvement. My ED Uro is really encouraged by the small amount of Trimix it takes and he's confident I will regain most, if not all function. My money's going with the ED doc
Hi Nighthawk. I've kind of had that afternoon fade off/on since surgery. I'm hoping that a higher level of exercise will clear that.
Thanks for the encouragement, Barry. I feel very lucky to be able report some positive news.
I had a good discussion with my surgeon when I saw him recently. Even though I had an EPE, he is confident in my future. He said I looked fit and healthy and to keep up my positive attitude. My next PSA is in October.
Thanks for the kind words.
-Nov/Dec 07, March 08 and Dec 08: Severe perineum pain . Septra/Bactrim for 8 months for diagnosed prostatitis.
-PSA start of 2008: 5.3..... PSA June of 2008: 7.3
-14 DRE all benign or nothing felt
-TRUS Biopsy Nov 08: 5 of 8 cores positive GS 3+3 or 6. 30-65%. Perineural invasion.
-General Health: pretty good, 5' 10", 180 lbs, slim.
-Open RP surgery: May 09 both nerve bundles spared. Bilateral lymph node dissection performed. Discharged 48 hours after surgery.
-Post Surgery Pathology: pT3a N0 MX, extraprostatic extension (EPE), stage III prostate cancer, lymph nodes clear, seminal vesicles clear, Gleason upraded to 3+4 GS 7. EPE within surgical margins. Other than prostate and EPE, all tissue removed negative for cancer involvement.
-Bladder control within 48 hours of catheter removal
-ED ongoing but improving. ED oral meds don't do much. TRIMIX working very well. Initial dose of 0.1 mL too much. Had priapism at 0.075 mL that ended up in a humiliating ER visit. Dose now after 50% dilution by Uro about 0.025 mL of original prescription. Had 3 hour wood the other day at 0.025 mL of original prescription and took a couple sudafed (ER memories).
-Sometimes flaccid state close to pre-surgery. Other times not. Can get to 50-70% without any meds often recently. Did notice a slight kink last TRIMIX...back to the pump.
-11 month PSA undetectable.
-Life is good and getting better.