If you read another post of mine I made today, you will sense I am growing impatient with all of this. I must somehow get past it all.
Therefore, I called my urologist office this morning and got an appointment to receive injections next week. This took lots of courage and I'm still not sure I will go through with it. My probem? Shucks. I think I can handle a little pin-prick. But I'm really have problems with the mental image of me up laying on a table fully exposed... with an inflated you-know-what!
It gets worse. The image gets unbearable if I think the assistant who supervises me in this first episode is a female. I'm afraid if my wife even suspected it could be a female, she'd call it off for me.
Someone please tell me that either the urologist will do it or there will be some male person there supervising me. I know, I know, the person, whomever it is will be a professional. I'm sure I'm too modest, but... help. ... And no smart jokes, please. Would someone who has gone through this please respond?
First biopsy 07/05;
Diagnosed: "Suspicious looking cells". Dr. says wait and watch.
Second biopsy: 12/27/06
Diagnosed cancer: 01/24/07
Gleason Grade: 3+3=6
Radical Open Nerve-sparing Prostatetomy: 02-14-07
Cancer confined to prostate
Pathology Stage of cancer: T2c
First Post-Op PSA on 04-18-07: 0.011
Bleeding problem at 6 weeks post surgery...No resolution despite several trips to surgeon, antibiotic treatment.
05/31/07: Cystoscope reveals "stone", due to "Stricture" (narrowing of uretha at prostate removal site).
06/12/07: Procedure to remove stone & dilate uretha at stricture: Successful procedure, but is most likely a temporary fix, and incontinence continues.
8/16/07: Start bleeding again in urine. Get to see a new urologist same day. He thinks stricture is back, but send home with Cipro.
8/20/07: Go back to dr. for cystoscope. "No sign of stricture"! Wonderful news!
8/31/07: Back to new urologist for regular check up & received 2nd post-op Psa. It was 0.05 (non-deteactable). PTL!
8/31/07: First Bio Feedback session. The little lady is very positive that I can gain control. That's what I want more than her. New urologist is not very sold on effectiveness of Kegals???