I had prostate cancer

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I had prostate cancer

Postby beekeeper » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:27 pm

I have not posted on TMB much lately.

On 14 October I had surgery to remove my prostate. I never had any symptoms.

At my annual check-up I asked for a PSA test to be included. My doctor argued about it. I am too young, I am healthy. I have no symptoms. But I insisted.

My PSA was 22. Then I had a biopsy done; 8 of 12 samples had cancer with Gleason of 9. The surgeon did not 'spare the nerve'. Pathology report indicates that he got all of the cancer.

We will know for sure in 2 months when I have another PSA blood test.

Praise God that I am alive, and we got the cancer removed early enough.

It is a shame that the nerve had to be removed. Now I wear a diaper, as I slowly re-learn to control my urination.

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Re: I had prostate cancer

Postby beekeeper » Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:37 pm

No more diapers, no more pads for during the day. I have 99% regained bladder control.

I did not know that I could shrink this tiny without being packed in ice, but it sure does shrink a lot smaller when no blood ever engorges it.

Otherwise, I am back working. I had to go 6 weeks without doing any lifting, and that sure took some stamina from me. I hope to be regaining my stamina now.

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Re: I had prostate cancer

Postby Job29Man » Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:00 pm

Hi Beekeeper,

Good to hear your update. I'm glad you are alive! And delighted that you are getting control over continence. I hope your health in 2015 will be good. BTW, thank you for your service to our country!

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Re: I had prostate cancer

Postby beekeeper » Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:23 pm

Job29Man

Thank you



:)

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Re: I had prostate cancer

Postby Graypoet » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:39 pm

Beekeeper,
It is good to hear that you are recovering. Next month will be 11 years since my prostate surgery thus I know the path you are walking. The entire experience has been mind bending but I have been standing on the scripture Nahum 1:9 .... affliction shall not rise up the second time. Send me a pm if you have questions about the recovery or my experiences.
Proverbs 5:18-19 Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.

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Re: I had prostate cancer

Postby beekeeper » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:29 pm

I had my 3 month follow-up PSA test. 'Undetectable' Which is great :)

I asked for a script for some viagra. The urologist said that he could give me that script, but it would never do anything. Apparently for what viagra does, it requires the nerve to still be intact.

As it turns out, before the surgery he told us that there were many options for this, but now I am here the only option is Tri-Mix injections and eventually another surgery to implant a 'device'. There was a delay in finding a pharmacy certified to compound Tri-Mix injections, and in getting it approved through my insurance. But I now have it. My urologist wants me to go in for an appointment, so one of his nurses can teach me how to inject my penis with this stuff.

I read the directions. They can not predict the dosage. So you have to do it once and record if you had an erection. Then a week later you up the dose and inject yourself again. To eventually find a proper dosage that gives you a usable erection.

I am not sure about injecting my penis. Nor how that works in foreplay. My wife does not want to see the process. She has never been very favorable to having sex anyway.


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