Hi Folks - I was recently diagnosed with localised prostate cancer (Gleason score 8). I've discussed with urologist, surgeon, oncologist and others and surgery seems to be the best option for me. So now I'm looking forward to the joys of a radical prostatectomy (probably RALP) at some point in the next few weeks. I'll be starting my preparatory pelvic floor exercises tomorrow ; )
Could anyone who's already been through this share their experiences on their recovery from the operation? I'm sure it varies a lot from person to person but I'm trying to get a rough idea what to expect. How long were you in hospital? How much help did you need in the first few days at home? How long till you could drive, exercise, get back to work etc? Any unforeseen problems?
Many thanks, S
TRUS biopsy Oct 2017: Gleason score 8 (4+4) in 2 of 16 cores.
PSA has fallen steadily from 4.90 to 3.14 over the year Aug 2016 - Sep 2017 (average of seven tests ~4.0).
Two MRIs (Nov 2016, Sep 2017), both unclear re prostate, but no obvious cancer in lymph nodes.
Bone scan (Oct 2017) looks clear.