First, let me say that my "6 gleeson" and age suggested I could wait a year.
However, the tumor was touching the edge of the gland and it would have been a serious rroll of the dice.
do your research and you
make your decision, don't wait any longer than necessary to get a good physician and proceed with the treatment of choice.
I know you will hear 1000 is the magic number for da Vinci surgeons.
Personally, if I liked the Dr. you have described and trusted him, I think his 250/900 and reputation sound solid.
I have had quite a few major surgeries and I agree with Creed/Lana 100 per cent
talking to the nurses (especially O.R nurses) if you can and other patients.Swim also advises asking the physician point blank what his/her success/complication rates are with incontinence and E.D.
While some here seem cured of these two from the moment the catheter is pulled.....
3 to 4 months for recovery from incontinence is realistic -
and with work, one to two years to overcome E.D. I would ask recovery rates within different time frames.
I'm not the most perceptive. I just noticed your age and gleeson and I'm not familiar with the "UAB."
If you, while logged on click on Control Panel in the top left of the screen, you can post a signature with some key information that will likely give you more informative posts.
Stay with us and feel free to ask anything. I find the men and women here are intelligent, informed, and compassionate.
I don't discuss my prostrate cancer with more than a dozen people total in my family (warn your male siblings!), church and at work. I discuss it freely here.
This forum is a great group of informed people. You can drop by any time.
2 Years of PSA between 4 and 5.5 + Biopsy 23DEC06
Only 5 percent cancer in one of 8 samples. + Gleeson 3+3=6
Radical Prostatectomy 16FEB07 at age 54.
1+" tumor - touching inside edge of gland. + Confined. :)
Pad Free @ 14 weeks. Six Month PSA <.003 :)
At 6 months, ED treated with Pump Exercises & 50mg Viagra Daily
Texas Hill Country FRESH Produce Department Manager
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Post Edited (Cedar Chopper) : 10/30/2007 5:09:15 AM (GMT-6)