Welcome to HW. You are a man after my own heart.
That is basically what I did.
I avoided telling anyone at work that I was having the surgery. Most thought I was going on vacation. When I had to explain the absence, I only told a few guys that I was having surgery down there. I sorta kinda implied that it was a stricture of some kind. "You don't want to know. " or "A urologist once told me there are two kinds of bicycle riders: those that have urethral strictures and those that will have them." That kind of stuff. I agree saying it's personal only raises more questions.
I truly believe it forced me to be more normal quicker. Like the way the hospital makes you get out of bed early and start walking.
With business meetings I stop drinking at least 2 hours before. I go to the bathroom 30 minutes before the meeting, pee, change a pad, and I can outlast anyone in the room.
I'm with Casey. What is the rush? 1/12, 5%, Free PSA 25%. You can wait, but maybe you want to get it over with. I can understand that.
In the meantime, kegel, get your house and office in order and empty that prostate. Kegel some more.
Edited by me. I see that you were writing a response while I was writing. Now I understand why you want it now.
Married 34 years, DX Age 56
. First routine PSA test on April 8, 09: 17.8. Start 2 weeks of Cipro to rule out protatitis. May '09 PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: PSA: 23.2
. Biopsy 6/10/09
: 7/12 scores positive, 20%-70%, Gleason 6=3+3. Bone and C/T scans neg. RP DaVinci -7/21/2009
@ Univ of Roch Medical Center
Left nerve gone, right partial spared. Catheter removed - 7/31/2009
Pathology report received:
Gleason 3+4=7, Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm,
location: both lobes and apex.
Extraprostatic extension present; Perineural invasion: present, extensive.
No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX Post Surgery Status: Potency -
12/11 5 months, Still no activity, zip. Using pump daily since 11/11. No effect with 20 mg of Cialis or 100 mg of Viagra. Shots next See Uro 1/22/10 Trimix #1. Try 0.08- 25%, 0.12-25%, 2/26/10 try 0.16 First Success! 90%. Incontinence -
8/20 4 full pads per day
.. 9/7 3-4 full pads per day. Try controlling fluids.
12/11/09 5 months: 3 pads per day, 400-450ml/day
02/26/10 7 months: 3 pads but leak is now 320 ml (5 day avg.)
03/22/10 8 months: 3 pads per day, 280 ml/day (5 day avg.) PT says all muscles are tight and working properly. There must be another issue. Uro mtg 4/23. Did I waste 9 months? Mtg 5/22.Post Surgery PSA -
9/3 6 weeks - 0.05; 10/13 3 months - 0.04, 1/14 6 months - 0.05, 4/14 9 months - 0.04 and <0.01 with ECLIA.
Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 5/18/2010 9:01:26 AM (GMT-6)