I was diagnosed at a young age 45/ now 53. It was weird the wife noticed I was peeing on trees and mentioned it to my doctor. He sent me to the urologist. Two biopsies later (the first one they missed it and they decided to try again a month later... After-which, I was told I had Prostate Cancer with a PSA of 7 and a Gleason of 6. I took me about
5 months to make a decision and I went with Divinci. I was mostly worried about
erections. I found the best doctor in my healthplan (I called an asked a urology head nurse who she would pick for her husband) Upon my first appointment the doctor first words to me was " How did you find out?" I still giggle when I think about
it but I was suppose to know who the best surgeon was! Right? I told him what I wanted... and he said they didn't have the machine yet. I told him to call me when they get it. 4 or 5 months later I get the call and the doctor asked me if I wanted to be the first Divinci patient at Kaiser. I said Hell no! But I would be the second. (I figure the first guy they rush a little bit and me they would take their time and that's exactly what happened) They scheduled the surgery and it was not a big deal. The robot was huge! and The worst part was the urine cath in for 10 days. I was able to still have the erections and the orgasms (thank god) The urine did leak for 3 months or so... No big deal. Today every few months I find myself watering a tree because I don't think I'll make it. I forgot to mention that I waited too long and the cancer left the prostate and they give me about
35 radiation treatments. But I have been cancer free since 2007. I went back and looked at some of the questions I had before the surgery. The orgasms feel just as good without sperm and the ladies like is better because its not so messy... well I do anyway. If you are having a problem with leakage my doctor told me he could go in and fix it... (didn't have to have that done) If they give you a device to put in your butt to tighten up the pelvic floor muscle make sure to use the ky or its going shock your balls off (I used it only a few times and learned the hard way), I should put it on ebay lol. They also have a soft clamp that can be placed on the penis it was a life saver...during that postop 3 month period. I was young and dumb and had to move my ass to figure it out. One thing I did do was jump on an Aflac Cancer Plan and was paid $14000 bucks to aid in my healing. So I could take the extra time off.. Got to love that duck! Again I must say the sex is the same... exactly the same (minus the jism) if you get the right guy to do it... (that didn't come out right some are thinking he's gay and others are thinking he's into that duck lol) The weird thing was I was looking outside of network and was ready to fork over $40k for a doctor at a specialty surgery center and a doctor told me that there was a doctor at my kaiser who was really good and they tried to recruit him. That conversation changed my focus and I went to my health plan Kaiser and found Dr, Gohard Southbay Clinic... I guess since I am writing this you know Divinci in the hands of a skilled surgeon saved my ass. I would recommend it to anyone who is young and still has a wife to satisfy. God Bless! You may ask me anything!
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