I've enjoyed catching up on your progress since I haven't been on much in the past few months.
I had toe surgery on Dec. 31st, since I had blown thru my deductible last year....
Nothing like surgery on the toe to take your mind off prostate cancer for a while....LOL
I've never had the privilege of toe surgery but I've known a few folks who have undergone either toe or foot surgery and I've heard the recovery can be long and uncomfortable. We don't realize just how much we use our toes/feet until something happens - and we get sidelined in the process. Hope the healing process is going well for you so far! 😄
I had many of the same issues as you're having but be assured they will pass. The urgency subsided for me after 3-4 months if I remember correctly.
The first time I had sex it was like an axe murder scene so be aware and prepared for that. The next time I had sex my seamen was very brown. The next few times my seamen was invisible, meaning nothing came out. After a few months some starting trickling out. Now I can say it's better, but miles away from that 21-year-old kid that could hit the opposite walls in a single ejaculation! (sorry so crude).
That's my only side effect now - reduced seamen. So, I'll take that. I also went thru two or three months of painful ejaculation. It's all good after a year or so though.
I'm glad to hear that the side effects should continue to abate over time. Time can't pass quick enough now LOL.
Well, Mrs Hitch and I had sex over this last weekend and everything worked as designed.
Orgasm did feel a bit weird as I could feel the prostate contracting on orgasm and that was a very odd feeling to say the least. I had some minor pains, burning and irritation and a bit of indigestion that evening but other than that I'm simply very happy that the plumbing still works! 😄
I had a very painful anal fissure that took eight months and several doctor's visits to heal. It came from the biopsy as it was hurting for my first HDR treatment.
Good luck. Keep your head up and moving forward. I haven't thought about cancer much in 2016.
Ugh an anal fissure sounds bad. Hopefully my hemorrhoids don't get much worse as a result of the radiation but worst case I will have to follow up with a specialist and see what kind of relief I can get longer term. In the interim I will manage best I can.
Definitely noticing continued sensitivity to diet on a day to day basis. Saturday evening I went out with my wife and daughter and had caffeine in the form of iced tea (several glasses) and a bit of a spicy meal and I paid for it that night. Definitively noticed more burning and discomfort probably from both the caffeine and the spicy food. Been sticking with water for the most part post treatment and avoidjng acidic and spicy foods.
Warm Regards - CJ
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