More encouraging progress 4 months out from RP
open surgery. I used to think that I'd be happy to get my incontinence to 3 pads a day...well, I hit the 2 pads a day mark this week. I feel like I still leak alot but not so much comes out as before, I guess those kegels are working.
Still working on the ED thing, there is some response but in the meantime the pump gets me to where I need to be to enjoy that part of the relationship. I'm hoping for full normality by Christmas.
For all those struggling with these issues...they do improve, stay positive. I thought the 2 pads a day era would never arrive...it just happened.
I also feel like I never had cancer, I don't worry about PSA levels and live as if it never happened...I guess I'm over it and have moved on.
PSA 5.5 Jan 2010
Biopsy, both lobes involved
Radical prostatectomy May 18, 2010
Catheter out June 3
Pathology: 15% involved, lymph nodes and vas deferens clear, margins clear
June 3-10 10-12 pads/day
2 months 8 pads/day
Aug 1, 2010 5-6 pads/day
Aug 20, 2010 3-5 pads per day
Aug 16, 3 month PSA: undetectable...woohoo!
ED 95% with viagara but not firm enough