My Husband's Prostate Biopsy Travesty (as he referred to it)
Dear JustJulie and everyone who has posted on my thread. I have been wanting to share this story for awhile and I sincerely hope that in doing so I do not offend anyone.
The nurse called my husband in from the waiting room and took him back to a special room where this procedure is performed. Then, she had my husband undress from the waist down and sit in a chair while she put a condom on a cylinder type probe which was on the table and lubricated it using both hands. She did hand him a napkin or hankie which he said was probably for him to cover himself with. The probe was larger then they describe on the biopsy sites and the nurse said to him, "Oh, this doesn't all go inside of you, only about this much does. and she indicated a place along the side of the probe. My husband had not asked any questions or said anything to her.
Then, she had my husband lay down on a bed which was in in the room. He told me how he kept pulling his shirt down to try and cover himself. After the urologist came into the room, he performed the biopsy, which my husband said was "uncomfortable" and then he immediately left the room.
The nurse got my husband up and there was a box of kleenix sitting there , so my husband took several and wiped himself and came away with blood covering the kleenix and all over his hand. He looked around for someplace to put the klennix and
saw a small wastecan in the corner of the room, so he tossed
the kleenix and missed the wastecan.
He decided to retrieve the tissue and went over and bent down and picked it up. When he stood back up, he said he remembers hearing a "crash" and the next thing he knew he came to and he was lying on the floor and when he opened his eyes, there wa a doctor, another man and the nurse and all three of them were bending over and staring down at him.
No one had been in the room before he passed out, except the nurse.
Neither one of the two men was the urologist who did the
biopsy, but one of them was the urologist who shares the office with my husband's urologist. He asked my husband if he was "okay" and then both of the men helped my husband up. And he immediately began putting his clothes on and he told me later that he was never so humiliated and embarrassed in his life because there he was naked in front of all of these people and he said there was blood all over everything.
Then, the door opened and the urologist who did his biopsy
poked his head in and asked what was going on. The nurse told him my husband had "fainted" and then she said that she had seen him starting to fall and she had gotten out of the way. The urologist went on about his business when he found out my husband was okay and then the other men and another nurse who had come into the room left, too.
Then, the nurse made my husband lay down for awhile and
then she got him up and helped him out to the waiting room
and said to me , "He fainted." There were other people in the waiting room when she said this. And then she said, "and make sure you drive him home!"
At the time he was just very relieved to have it over because I know he had been very anxious about having having the biopsy done. But later on when he told me about what had happened and how humiliated and embarrassed he had been. It really upset me, too.
He also told me that from the time he had the biopsy done, which was the last part of last year until almost summer, after his radiation treatments and seed implant that his bowel movements had not been like they had been before he had the biopsy done. So, I have wondered if maybe his rectum or bowel may have been injured in some way when he had the biopsy done. Of course, with all of the tests, treatments, and the seed implant going on, there was no way my husband was going to go back and tell the urologist about that. And the problem did finally clear up several weeks after he had the seed implant done.
My husband said several weeks ago, I still don't know what I was doing sitting in that chair without my pants on! Well, I
don't know why she would have put the condom on the probe and lubricated it using both hands in front of my husband. I have never heard of anthing like this before.
Anyway, would sure appreciate some input on what happened.