The second CIS test was yesterday with disappointing results, I doubt that even the french maid would have helped.
The injection at the first appt 2 weeks ago was 10mg of prostaglandin E1 resulted in a 50% erection but it also ached. For this appt the dose was doubled to 20mg. The nurse who normally performs the injections was off that day so an assistant UR did the injection. The result was less than the previous test, maybe 30-40%. It also hurt like a ******. In addition to the ache there was also a burning sensation so I went home and slapped a gel pack on it which helped a lot.
The UR said that I had officially become "interesting" but I don't want to be interesting in that way. Fortunately he had a cancellation this morning and I was able to get right back in. He switched to bimix and did the injection himself ( I forget to ask the dose) and it was much better. 75% and no pain. I'm smiling again.
Next step is to get in for a training session. Offically they're booked until the fall but he said if I call early in the week. There are often cancellations as some guys have second thoughts about going through with it.
He's a very busy guy, there are too many of us. He said that if he stopped taking new patients for a year he'd still be too busy. He also talked some about the implants although I doubt I'd ever go that way. He's one of only 2 UR's in Canada and 9 in the states who do the surgery in bulk and he currently has 120 patients waiting in the queue. Other UR's do the surgery but I was suprised that there were so few who specialized in it.
Glen, age 50
PSA 5.43 at June 2010 physical
Biopsy: 8 of 12 samples positive, 75% in 1 core. Gleason 7
Radical Prostatectomy 12/3/2010
DIC complications during surgery
Pathology: 3.5cm tumour, no capsular invasion, lymph nodes negative
Catheter removed 12/26/2011
PSA currently undetectable!