Hey Walt, Sorry to welcom you to our club. I have a detailed description of my biopsy on my journal page called "KW's Journey".
As long as you follow your pre-biopsy cleansing instructions, and followup care you should be fine. It was easy to do it in the office. It was a bit uncomfortabe and humbling it isn't all that bad.
You have to do what is right for you. I just wanted to let you know we are all on your team here.
You should think about clicking the chat button at the top of the page and join us in the chat room sometime.
Good Luck. KW
PSA 5.7 - Discovered during Annual Physical with Family Practice Dr.
Biopsy - 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate
RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - Nerves on right side saved.
All Lab's clear. No Cancer outside prostate
Cathiter in for 3 weeks due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006 Undetectable 0.00
Office visit on Jan. 19th due to continued excessive urine leakage.
Feb.20th Cystoscope and 2nd Post Op PSA. Another 0.00.....:)
Dr. said everythign looks fine. Continue to work Kegeal's. Leaking appears to have improved after Cystoscope?!?!?! Down to 3-4 pads per day!
March 1st Leaking has crept back up to 6 - 8 pads a day ???????
May 22nd Follow up (unless incontenance does not improve by mid March) and 3rd Post Op PSA