Greeting everyone, I have been absent since 2014 and felt it was time to update my status since having Prostate surgery in 2008. I was diagnosed having prostate cancer in 2008 with a PSA of 4.4. I had robotic surgery in April of 2008 and have been living the outcome since then. I was fortunate to not have radiation after surgery, continence was almost normal as before and acceptable and life has continued on. I am currently 71 years of age and can relive my youth as my nerves were saved to perform at a later time. Please note this is not a request for action.
My only issue has been low testosterone. It is not the forbidden topic now as it was in 2008. Yes, you can have prostate cancer and have testosterone treatments, it is not a death sentence. After trying several supplements my surgeon has found the correct prescript
ion and life is getting better. Much better.
The down side to this is I have had a few (too many) friends that waited too long for treatment and have died and I can provide a list of funerals on request. I miss them every day and am truly angry at the doctors that have accepted waiting as an option to life. It is so sad that so many insurance companies and medical staff portray prostate cancer as a minor inconvenience. Get tested and fix the problem and don't wait!
I am a survivor of prostate cancer and want to spread the news that aggressive reaction to the notification of prostate cancer is a call to action no matter what your age.
Post Edited (Ironman1600) : 4/14/2018 2:49:59 PM (GMT-6)