I first posted in Late July and received a lot of support for me and my husband and a lot of suggestions and information. He got through the surgery and catheter pretty well and is going through 2 depends daily. He is on his feet most of the day at work and is feeling some improvement with continence. We met with my husband's urologist, Dr. Jones, last week at The Urology Center of Colorado for the next step in his treatment--ADP and SRT. He is going to be doing something called urostim for continence to get as close to dry as possible before radiation.
His pathology was as follows:
prostate carcinoma stage IVA PT2N1MXR1
Gleason 4+5, 40%, TERT 3, +Marg L and R Apex, 1 of 9 + nodes (anterior prostate fat)
I thought I would post on this thread since it's where he is headed for his treatment. This Thursday he gets Firmagon and meets with the RO, Dr. Gross. Next week we are meeting with a PA to talk about
what to expect from the ADT and some nutrition and exercise info, I think. His PSA last week was .05 or .5--the doc called and left him a message and he didn't remember which number it was. I know that's a big difference and will have to listen to the message.... My guy seems scared but isn't really saying much.
I'm not sure enjoyed is quite right but I did find some comfort and a few giggles in this thread! I appreciate the senses of humor and honesty here and the story about
the plane was just wild. I'm glad you weren't hurt badly...
So, thanks again for your suggestions in July. The bucket for the catheter was incredibly helpful! I hope I can get my husband to sign on but think he is still feeling more overwhelmed than he is willing to admit and he just needs to listen to a lot of jazz and indy rock to feel like himself for now
Diagnosis of pnbx 5-15-18: Vol. 49.4cc: PSA 18.1
Diagnosis of Preoperative examination
Diagnosis of Prostate carcinoma - cT2aN0M0 Gleason 5+4 PSA 18.1, NCCN very high risk 5/15/18
Diagnosis of Prostate nodule
Diagnosis of PSA, elevated