I run all kinds of things through my mind wondering what is wrong and how to fix it. Before surgery I would get prostatitis every six months or so. The drs never knew why. Some gave me antibiotics and others just said wait it out. I remember one time it was over two months before it got better. My father had this same cancer and he died from it.
I am sorry that you are experiencing this, and I can sympathize even though I never had brachy. But for several years I had constant
burning in my urethra... constant meaning times when I was NOT urinating, kept me from sleeping etc. I was given longer and longer courses of Cipro but it always came back. My urologist assured me that my rising PSA was "nothing to be concerned about
". Even did a biopsy to reassure me that there was nothing wrong. Never mentioned the word cancer, ever. Admittedly I should have asked a lot more questions. But many of us have a lot going on in our lives, including other medical issues
which consume our time and attention.
My grandfather died from metastatic prostate cancer. I watched him die. By the time I learned that an MRI might detect tumors in the prostate, I was fed up with having a prostate and wanted it out. I did not wish to continue to deal with urinary problems for the rest of my life (well, that hasn't worked out so well). The tumor was large but appeared on the MRI to be contained within the prostate. But the surgeon found the situation to be much worse, once he got in there. The lesson I learned: never trust a negative scan. And never trust a dismissive physician.