From….Thread: Biopsy Opinion…….
To continue this journey from Day 1…. this posting is being added to Bill’s …..personal thread… Jetguy’s Page J
This is for those of you who are awaiting and dreading their first biopsy. I had mine done an hour and a half ago. The memory is still fresh, so here goes:
After I checked in, a nurse came and got me within 10 minutes. I gave a urine specimen and then went to an exam room where I waited a few minutes and was then led to the procedure room. The nurse asked me a few questions to which they had the answers. She then told me to take off everything below my waist, sit on the table, and cover myself with a paper sheet.
The nurse came back in a bit and had me lie on my left side with my butt at the edge of the table. She then raised the table. The doc came in and began explaining what they were going to do. I told him I already knew what to expect and to have at it. He greased me up and slid the probe in. It was smaller than I expected. They sonogramed me for a few minutes (very few) and then gave me the shots. They pinched a bit, but no worse than that. He then did 12 samples which took another few minutes and caused absolutely no pain. None. Zip. Zilch.
The only surprise was the blood. There was blood on the pad I lay on and some bright shiny blood dripped from my penis. I wiped a bunch of blood from my backside, too. I told the doc and he was not concerned. I had to change my underwear when I got home - soaked through my pants in front, too. It aches a bit down there, so I have taken a couple of tylenol and it's better. Not much blood now, either.
Beats the hell out of finding cancer when it's too late. It was an unpleasant experience and I hated every minute of it. I'd do it again in a heartbeat if it caught cancer in its early stage. I hope this helps some of you guys. I'm a real weenie about medical stuff and this was tolerable.
I think I'll take my bride, my daughter, and my new grandson to lunch.
mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… 53 on surgery day
RRP April 3, 2006 PSA 4.6 Gleason 3+3=6 T2a Confined to Prostate
June 29th PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable