I feel sorry for the 58 year old gentleman that has been suffering for 20 years. Being incontinent for that long must be terribly depressing especially when he sees all the other men that have recovered so well. I guess after awhile he started saying why did it have to be me? Did you happen to ask if he has sought out futher treatment?
We were blessed to have had such advanced treatments available to us. Just 5 years ago the daVinci procedure was so new virtually no one had heard of it. Soon HIFU will be certified. Maybe the next generation of PCa patients won't even need surgery. I'm 61 years old, and constantly amazed by the advances in medical technology. Although I hadn't planned to be using so much of it all at once. Hopefully this year I'll be just an observer.
Diagnosed at age 60
PSA went from 2.2 to 3.8 in 14 months
2 of 14 cores positive at 10%
Gleason 6(3+3), negative DRE, neg. boundaries
DaVinci surgery on 02/23/06