RayPat, I am so sorry to hear about
more complications with your health. I wish you well and hope you will come back with the final results. No cancer! Your thread topic is an important one and well worth a discussion.
Dealing with my hubby's PCa was the most difficult, but he has been in the hospital for other things since his DaVinci dance. Recently, he had a 5 day hospital stay for diverticulitis. No food or water for 48 hours, then the jello/broth diet, and gradual introduction of light meals. He was on heavy duty IV antibiotics and the doctors were quite concerned. He was told to wait 8-10 weeks before getting a colonoscopy.
Then developed a relatively new super -bug, called C.Diff, brought on by antibiotics used to treat an infection caused by an I.V. to treat the blood clot.
MiraBeau, I read your post with great interest. THANK YOU!! I have never heard of C.Diff. I did a bit of research and believe Ron may have had it. The doctor prescribed a double dose of Cipro and Flagl. I understand that Flagl is used to combat C.Diff. He has been so weak, and I asked him to postpone his monthly pain procedure #6. The doctor inserts 5-6 injections into the nerves of his testicle. This is to "deaden the nerves." It has done very little to help with his constant pain, but he is holding out for possible relief. We worry about our husbands, don't we? He had disc sugery on c-4, 5, & 6 on his back just 5 years ago. I have been there every step of the way, doing whatever I can to help. He is his happiest when with our Grandbabes.
Although, he is experiencing ED, that has taken a back seat for the moment.
David, I also go with the suggestion for a vrtual colonoscopy. I don't know if our insurance would cover one for Ron.
Star Tech, so happy to hear you took charge and took care of your body.
Bogerman, I also wish you the best. Now, it's been almost 4 years for me - time to schedule another "fun" colonoscopy!
Piano, so glad to hear of your recovery!