I underwent a nerve-Sparing Radical Prostatectomy January of 2009. I also have a rare Metastatic NET Carcinoid Tumor cancer. I'm still wearing depends,and still no erections. I'm dealing with that. Don't want injections or surgically implanted pumps, I would like to think optimistically that I could get some of this back on my own. This was a very good nerve-sparing of the bundles, robotic surgery.
What I'm concerned about
now is a Round Fluid density lesion that showed on a routine cat scan. It is located on the left hemipelvis adjacent to the external iliac vessels, causing mass effect on my bladder measuring 7.5 x 5.9 cm.
The doctor said sometimes this happens after prostatectomies, and either I can do nothing, or go to Interventional Radiology and have it drained.
I think it's putting pressure on my bladder to the point where I have more urgency to urinate,and when I do, I have to find a bathroom within one minute or I will lose it. I saw my Oncologist yesterday,and he told me this sudden urgency to pee could be a UTI, so he did a culture,and I'm awaiting the results.
I was just curious how many more guys have ended up with this lesion post-op. I guess the only way to see it is through a CT, or maybe a PET scan. Coincidentally I had my catheter in for seven weeks post-op and also was sent home with a JP (jackson-pratt) bag to collect fluid leaking from my bladder. You could be one of the best surgeons around, but during any surgery there are risks that can not be controlled. Such is life.
Post Edited (unhappycramper) : 3/5/2011 10:48:40 AM (GMT-7)