After my RP 3 mo ago, I had as much a problem going as stopping. Tested for Urinary Infection, but was negative. We assumed it was just healing process. But this had an impact on my keggle schedule.. More worried about starting than stopping (not starting can REALLY hurt!).
Now, 3 mo later, the flow is MUCH better, no pain while going, no blood. However, if I go with the wife to dinner or with friends and have 2-3 beers, then come home an lay on the couch to watch my Red Sox get beat up, I will wake up and my pants are all wet. Not always, but too often.
I know the easy answer is dont have a few beers during nighttime. But that isn't good enough. When we're sleeping, we dont have that muscle control that we now need to stop the flow, I guess.
Do you think working on Keggles (even though I otherwise have regained nearly complete control) will help? I cant enforce the muscle when i'm sleeping?
First ever PSA test Jan 2010 @ 51 years old. 4.0.
Digital exam in March 2010 showed 1 side hard, other soft.
Biopsy, positive in 3 of 12.
Davinci @ Boston Medical Center, May 17, 2010.
Was suggested prior to it was likely contained.
June 1 advised 3+-4 was really 4+3 per pathology. Pos margins.
Listed on patholgy as PT3, but with extraprostatic extension,
microscopic invasion of the bladder neck, PT3A is perhaps the case.
Catheter removed June 1.. 1 pad/day, doing ok. ED, but not in rush.
Sore as heck down there, but doing much walking with my wife.
To meet with my Uri (1st meeting since) June 17 - 1 mo point, to discuss.
BMC already has me setup to meet with radiology.
Felling a little better each day. Cant tell if my expectancy just went from 10-15 down to 5-7, the information out there appears to be all over the place. I WILL NOT radiate my insides to the point of being a veg for the sake of a few years. QOL is primary to me. Selfish I guess. I pray for all of you as I do for myself, but must remember that i've had a pretty good 50+ years, and know others who have lost their children to disease.. so I dont have the nerve to complain! Update 7/14/2010: When I tried changing this sig a few days after creating it, system was broken. My new rad oncologist are discussing IMRT.. though he says he can see why waiting a bit and watching the PSA on super sensitive basis might make sense. I am leaning towards IMRT.. thinking is my body is pretty strong now, i'm 51, and if I can rid my body of this while trying to minimize the side effects.. I dunno. No really Good answers. When I said I didnt want radiation to the point of being a veg.. I really meant there is a limit as to where I wish to go in order to realize only a small increase in life expectancy.. and not that I am an unreasonable person. I do, after all, have an obligation to my wife and kids.