Sorry.. did not see the question...
TS - TABLE Spoon...
@DIVO.... my (our) prayers for Pete, and courage for you both
Thanks for sharing... Long ago I said this was a dark place that people visit in desparation and then disappear into the human condition..
I know of TOO MANY men who have suffered terribly from radiation treatment.
I know that they say it's better today, but it is STILL radiation, and little different to that encountered at Chernoble and ***ushima... at least as far as the end effects..
(And that goes the same for Xrays and CT scans etc. Etc. It's. All cumulative)
Burn-Docs sell their treatment because that is their money making speciality..
Avoiding Removal because you want.
to boogy, is in my mind, foolish, if like Pete, your preference is life itself..
100% of men that I know, lost their ability for "normal" intimacy after an RP..
I do wonder about
the figures quoted by doctors..
I UNDERSTAND that radiation gives the same results after perhaps two years, but leaves behind the lingering fear of radiation damage...
Now, if Burning is a last chance salvage for life, then that raises a real dilemma..., but 10 more years, is a definite plus, if the alternative is months...
If radiation has been used then I am a GREAT believer in AntiOxidants etc. To help negate some of the cellular level damage...
I believe it works, but cannot prove that it does, despite the massive number of technical papers suggesting that it does..
Tell you Peter that we are praying for you both..
Nov 2009 = First-PSA 5.3 @ 60yo - Asymptomatic - DRE-Non-Palp
Jan-'10, TRUS Bx DX - AC T1c - GS(3+3)=6 , 5 & 45%
May-'10 = RP-Nrv-Spare
Post Op. GS(3+4)=7, 1.1cm3, Pos Margins, EPE (focal) Lateral Lft
MI(xtensive) Post, Grade3 x 8mm
+36Mths PSA<0.01, ED -90%, Cont, -0.2%
Post Edited (BuiDoi) : 3/4/2014 3:08:10 PM (GMT-7)