I've just joined this site following my recent (late July 2017) radical prostatectomy. My story is that I went to see my local GP with symptoms of lack of flow when urinating. After he examined me he suspected an enlarged prostate and sent me for blood tests and a further examination from a specialist urologist. The blood tests showed a very low PSA level of just 0.08 so I was hopeful that no cancer was involved.
The urologist sent me for a biopsy as he had noticed an unusual lump on my prostate, again after the PSA results I was feeling hopeful. I was bowled over when I went to the hospital for the biopsy results and was told I had prostate cancer, luckily for me it was in the very early stages with a Gleeson score of just 6.
Following my consultation with the surgeon I opted to have the prostate removed so as to eradicate the cancer completely, this was carried out as I said late July 2017. So I am in the early stages of recovery and have no control of my bladder since my catheter was removed on 7th Aug, I'm trying to do the pelvic floor exercises as often as I can, but at the moment I can only mange short contractions of a second or so.
Well that's my story so far and I'm looking forward to searching the site to read of the experiences other users have had.