Hopefully you'll receive more replies than mine, but I just wanted to say that this is not an unusual side effect of the seed therapy. The self-cath is a pain in the neck, no question, but the side effect should lessen as time passes. Is he on flow-max or similar medication?
It is surprising that no one mentioned this potential side effect to him--I would have thought that any reasonable MD would have mentioned the possibility during the initial consultations.
As for the comment "since he was in the early stages of PC, he should have never had this procedure" I have to say "huh?" Who made this comment? Surely not one of his MD's. Unless he had some difficulties with urination prior to the treatment. It sounds like a comment made by someone who does not know what they are talking about
I could be completely off target with each of my comments above, since you haven't shared a great deal of information about
your father's pre-treatment condition or what kind of medical counsel he received. Has he had his post treatment follow-up with his oncologist? I can believe that the self-cath is going to be required for a while, but expect that eventually further treatments or a prescript
ion such as flo-max could be of assistance.
PSA 3.76, Gleason 6, T1c, scans negative
psa doubling time 35 months
Da vinci robotic surgery May 31, 2007,
Clear margins, clean pathology report
Catheter out at 4 days.
Dribbling like a basketball star
At 10 days out, dry all night, most of the morning.
Walking 2-5 miles per day.
Down to about 4 pads/ day.