Posted 11/29/2006 5:10 AM (GMT -6)
Hi all thanks for all your replies and comments, well here i am fresh from the biopsy table, lets hope its 4th time lucky, they took me in there this morning and i jumped the whole queue they put me before everyone waiting , i got a few funny looks i can tell you. Well they took 15 out of me this time wasnt to bad, nice nurses keeping me occupied took my mind off it while it was being done, it was over before i knew it, small amount of bleeding but thats the 1st time ive had that happen but they said it was normal. Anyone out there about to have it done, dont worry its a piece of cake, you will cope with it.
My surgeon told me that it turns out that the 1st pathologist reviewed my slides and he made the decision that it was 3 + 3 Gleason PC although it was a small amount of suspicious cells found, well to go ahead with the operation my surgeon needed a signed report from the pathologist saying this was definately PC, he wouldnt sign report, so they sent slides to a different hospital for a second opinion the pathologist there has now said there is such a minute amount of suspicious cells there that she is unable to grade it, so they are arguing with each other at the moment, hence the biopsy this morning.
Surgeon says he wants to be 100 percent sure on this before he takes it out of me, he said he wouldnt want to operate and then find out there wasnt a problem in the 1st place.
So im still up in the air at the moment i dont know what to expect, the ops been put on hold now until we get results + they cant do it for 4 - 6 weeks because its all swollen and bruised after biopsy, looks like its prolonging the agony and ive got to play the waiting game again.
Well im off back to work now, i will be on again soon, the results will be here in a couple of weeks.
Mike ( London Uk )
PS: Ive passed this forum address to the senior nurse so she can pass it on to her PC patients, got to get some more Brits on here to even the sides up
( ha ha ) if it helps them like its helped me then its a job well done.