After long and careful consideration I undertook Brachy Therapy in September 2006. I chose Brachy over Radical Prostatectomy as the method seemed less likely to cause Impotence.
Before doing so, I was required to take a hormonal shot (Zelodex) in order to reduce the Prostate size.
The effect seemed positive, but according to my Urologist, the Prostate had increased in size again on the day that BT was performed.
The result was that I had serious difficulties in urinating and after five months of sleepless nights and manual catheterisataion, I finally convinced my Urologist to perform another Op to opened up my Urethra.
This OP was performed on the 13th of February of this year and seemed to work well though the need to urinate is frequent.
Will the need to urinate reduce in frequency?
The most serious post Brachy problem that I have is regarding Impotence.
Although I was very happy with my new PSA count of 0.03, my testosterone levels are at 500, well below the average. My libido is reduce to close to zero as a result and worse still, when I do manage an erection, it is 3 inches less than pre Brachy.
My Urologist is reluctant to subscibe a Hormonal treatment to raise my tostestorone levels as this could cause a return of the tumor.
Cap all that with the fact that I now have Peyronies Disease and you can see why I am not a Happy Camper.
Can anyone help?