It has been a few moons, but I'm very happy to see the forum still has a great number of familiar names.
My RRP was in March, 2008 and was successful in eliminating the cancer. I've been drawing undetectable PSAs since, and am grateful for that.
On the incontinence side, as far as I'm concerned it's under control. I get a squirt from a sneeze, standing up fast or the occasional gas burst, but nothing the whitey tightys can't deal with effectively.
As I found out, post surgery urination has no nexes to before the surgery, in my case it's not a matter of a fire hose, more like a slow siphon effect. Since there's no real feeling of pressure to the bladder involved, I now sit rather than stand since I could be there for awhile and get bored standing there.
On the ED front, none of the little blue pills ever woke junior up. My testosterone is in the mid 200 range, which the Doctor says isn't too bad. According to my Doctor, the right nerve bundle was saved, but if it was, junior doesn't seem to appreciate that fact.
Once in a blue moon I'll wake up with junior making an effort, but he usually goes back to sleep before it does any good.
We're still toying with the idea of tri-mix, but the thought of stabbing junior doesn't fit very well, Billy never would take a shot without a major fight on the Doctor's hands.
It doesn't look all that great at first read, but the alternative was certainly unacceptable, and I would do it all over again, possibly with the exception of going robotic rather than open. In my case, I think the surgeon blew off the value of the nerve bundles a little too easily, and it was very easy to develop a "More is better" attitude in the removal process.
Anyhow, my very best to the folks on the forum, especially the old timers who seem to have been here forever. You're a fabulous bunch of dudes and dudets and a whole lot of folks owe you an awful lot of gratitude and appreciation.
Happy New Year to all, I'm usually not that far away from Ya'll.
CONTAINED, LEFT SIDE, GLEASON 9
LUPRON, (3 MO.) 2/28
RRP, 3/26, HOME 3/31
GLEASON SCORE, 3+4
TUMOR CONFINED TO THE PROSTATE, INKED EXTERNAL SURFACE FREE OF INVOLVEMENT. VD AND SV CLEAR AS WELL AS LYMPH NODES AND A BLADDER SECTION.
PSA 5/21 O.O1 UND TESTOSTERONE 0
PSA 6/30 O.OI UND TESTOSTERONE 10
PSA 9/30 O.O1 UND TESTOSTERONE 311
PSA 1/12 O.O1 UND. TESTOSTERONE 219
ED, BUT I CAN FIND WAYS AROUND IT.
PSA 4/10 O.O1 UND. TESTOSTERONE 119 Rx. FOR ANDRO GEL
PSA 6/15 O.01 UND. TESTOSTERONE 217
PSA 9/15 O.O1 UND. TESTOSTERONE 144