Posted 4/25/2012 7:28 PM (GMT -6)
Les, very long time no see. Was thrilled to see your name pop up here.
I forgot that our surgeries were only a month apart. You were fortunate to get 3 years before your SRT (sorry you needed it too), while I barely made 9 months. So glad you are pulling a good zero there, brother.
Sorry about the incontinence issue, even though it may be minor, that unfortunately, can happen with SRT. Perhaps it will go away over some more time. As they joke, radiation is the gift that keeps on giving, and giving, lol.
Don't know what to think of your T-levels, a bit bizzare. My one blessing with the PC, has been the lack of ED entirely. I was temporarily slowed down after the SRT, but not enough to be considered ED, and it's been as good as pre-PC days entirely ever since. Sometimes I don't think there is any rhyme or reason with a lot of the ED stuff. Look at all the guys that had nerve-sparing ops, yet ended up with major ED issues.
Understand a bit of the neuropathy bit. From my story, you know that the radiation did major and permament damage to me, the worse of all my treatments. Left me with severe chronic pain, which has been officially diagnosed a major nerve damage and is directly considered to be "cancer pain". My oncologist has recently put me on a med, which after 5 days, I am dropping it, side effects to much for me to deal with, and it did nothing to diminish the pain. More than a few men have had trouble with the same med, and my dr. acknowledge it can be problematic.
But I am most thankful, that for you, looks like the SRT is doing the job intended, and I hope and pray you get many good years of remission after all you have been through.
Don't be a stranger, miss you here my friend,
David in SC