I am 61 and had a radical prostatectomy in October 2016. 30 hours post op I collapsed, internal bleeding. My HB was down to 60. The medics argued whether to open me up again or just go with a transfusion, the latter won!
So after a week in hospital I went home. Two weeks later I was rushed back in, somehow the catheter balloon was outside of the bladder and the join in the urethra was open, allowing all the congealed blood in my abdomen to enter my bladder! Back to theatre and another week in hospital.
Christmas week and the catheter is finally removed. Second week of January a PSA test was 0.4, so it was booked for re-test three weeks later. Then it was 0.9!!!!
They told me there must be some prostate cancer cells left in me.
I was passed from the Surgeon to the Oncologist, her recommendation was 33 sessions of RT. So after the RT I returned to clinic to be told my PSA was 0.8!!
I am now waiting another three months for the next PSA test, when they tell me that I may have to start Hormone therapy.
Apart from getting up in the night a few times to pee, I had no trouble at all before I was diagnosed. I am now really wishing I hadn't had the surgery, as the Histology report says the tumour was fully contained within the prostate. Perhaps Rt would have sorted me. Was I given the wrong advice?
Has anyone else had similar problems?