I talked about
aspect in a reply, above. Physical will seem easy. It's rare that someone asks about
aspects after surgery. You didn't specify, so I'll fill you in on both.
A report titled "Quality of Life after Radical Prostatectomy" helps give appropriate insight. Data was collected a minimum of 12-months post-surgery. You already know the stats of the functional aspects of post-RP (incontinence, ED, etc.) which were re-reported in this study...but what was more interesting were the psychological aspects.
In summary, after at least 1-year, between 1/3 and 1/2 of RP patients experienced these issues:
* Low or moderate subjective quality of life
* Low or moderate psychological well-being
* Moderate or high depression
* Moderate or high worry
* Low or moderate physical well-being
* Decreased general physical capacity (> 1/2 of respondents)
* Moderate or great distress from compromised sexuality (> 1/2 of respondents)
Treatment regret (I think I'd call that another post-RP psychological aspect) was not discussed in this report, but has been discussed from published reports in other recent threads.
Great question. Better for men to be fully
prepared for all aspects, and to make sure their aggressive treatment is really needed. Hopefully, other newcomers will also benefit from your thread...
Post Edited (NKinney) : 10/26/2017 1:48:31 PM (GMT-6)