Posted 5/5/2021 2:19 PM (GMT -6)
I just finished my consult w/Dr. Partin, Urologist-Surgeon at JH. I had only gotten in about 10 minutes of the 30 he had to answer my questions when he declared that he would recommend against surgery for me and that I should pursue RT, saying that that is what he would do if it were him. I must admit, that was not how I expected the consult to go.
His reluctance was due to the fact that I also have a rare genetic disorder called "Brugada Syndrome" which will often first manifest itself with Sudden Cardiac Arrest. I guess he did not want to deal with that while I was on the table. Who knew? Mind you, I have had surgery (a laparoscopic triple hernia repair and 2 colonoscopies) and haven't died yet, but you never know.