Hi, I was diagnosed with PC about eight weeks ago with a Gleason score 3+4. T2 N0 M0. I was offered choices of radiotherapy or surgery. At the age of 58 with the cancer localised internally I concluded that the option for me was to have it taken out as soon as possible so I chose surgery.
Within five days of me letting the consultant know my choice I was called by the hospital offering me an early appointment and I had the operation five days ago in Eastbourne. (29/4/17)
I must say I couldn't have wished for more! The radical 3-D robotic prostatectomy operation was totally successful as advised by the consultant and I was home the next day. I am on the road to recovery and look forward to my catheter coming out soon!
My experience overall of the process has been nothing but admiration for the way in which the NHS diagnosed, supported and treated me. The operation itself caused very little trauma with so far no pain and no discomfort other than the usual aches and pains to be expected after a major operation.
I hope my experience helps anyone else who may find themselves in a similar situation.
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