I was diagnosed with PCa in mid Oct 2010, via PSA and then Biopsy. After many sleepless nights decided on surgery, with the
great hospital - great surgeon (as far as I can tell)
Underwent surgery Dec 8. Catheter removed Dec 17 - threw out the pads after 24 hours - no leakage to speak of.
Went back to work Dec 20
pain meds - stopped taking them completely on the 5th day after surgery - they were too good , I was afraid I would lean on them too much.
3 weeks post-surgery. still have pain/pressure in perineum area - hurts when I stand, also can be uncomfortable to sit although better than standing. How long before the pain clears up ?
"Willy" - Willy definitely was shorter and thinner post-surgery, seems to have improved a bit but still not what I remember.
today I've had some spikes of pain in my penis - although most of the time things are ok
ED - never had any problems pre-surgery, now have sensation and orgasm, but Willy not stiff and there is precious little activity. seems like visual stimulus does nothing at this point. please tell me things will improve...
I go back for a PSA test at the end of Jan - hoping to put this in the rear view mirror of life soon.
I need to get the post-op pathology report - Doc said it was good with respect to need for further treatment - he also said that there was a positive margin but in an area with no contact to other tissue and so not correlated with recurrence.
Wife has been an angel. this has really brought us together, although I wouldn't recommend PCa as a relationship builder.
Tomorrow I am going to try to go out for a short run - I'm a runner, need to run to feel normal.
Wish me luck!
PSA 5.1, 5.7
open Surgery Dec 2010
Post Edited (sfigato) : 12/30/2010 10:32:27 PM (GMT-7)