Mike - how good to hear from you. Wish you'd been visible to us whilst you were going through your journey. So glad though that we were all here with our experiences to help you.
It always amazes me to realize that each and every thing we say just may impact someone without us even knowing it.
We found this forum about
3 weeks post surgery and how we wish we had found it 6 months earlier when we too had our decision to make. We did have the "advantage" (?) that Bob's older brother had been through the very same thing 18 months prior to us so we didn't have as much of the trauma as someone totally not expecting cancer.
Keep us posted; help those newbies and hi again.
;o) Linda & Bob
PS - Mike we notice from another post of yours that you were also only spared one nerve (as was Bob). We have recently opted for injections of Trimix for intercourse and the results are very favorable once the "trauma" of sticking oneself has been dealt with. Read our postings on "injection therapy" along with Tamu; Raheeb; EB and others.
Bob (60) had laproscopic prostate surgery on Sept 27, 2006 - 2/12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6. Follow up PSA results and pathology results received Nov 14th are NO MORE CANCER! Gleason changed to a 3 + 4; cancer completely confined to prostate; (even a second more aggressive, previously undetected cancer) PSA UNDETECTABLE November 2006 AND February 2007.
Bob also takes Hydroxyurea to control Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platelets) has secondary condition . . Myelofibrosis) -- If anyone has experience or knowledge of these, please post us
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