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After RARP

Posted 15 Apr 2018 at 10:42

Hello, My name is Paul and I was diagnosed in May 2017 with Prostate Cancer. After two different biopsies and MRI scans I find myself here eleven days after having RARP at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport. Been through the emotional rollercoaster and the best advice I can give is be positive and take things a step at a time. Here in my current (step) or stage I have the scars from the operation, the ED issues and the incontinence to cope with. I am however feeling hopeful that things will improve. Best of luck to all out there suffering in any way after being diagnosed with this awful condition. 

Posted 16 Apr 2018 at 22:16

Thanks Kevan best wishes to you too.

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Posted 15 Apr 2018 at 13:01
Hi Paul and welcome to the club. It's good to see that you appear to be doing OK following your op and that you are not rushing to try to overcome ED and incontinence issues all at the same time. It's a big op so give things time to settle but it sounds as though you have got your head round that.
It is always good to hear from someone new with up to date experience as even though mine was only in 2015 I feel that things change and my memory of the whole experience has dulled and so sharing your information will be appreciated by others in the days ahead.
I shall look forward to sharing news of your progress and send you every good wish for your recovery.

Posted 16 Apr 2018 at 22:16

Thanks Kevan best wishes to you too.

Posted 17 Apr 2018 at 07:28

Hi Paul

It sounds like you are recovering well. Yes take it a step at a time. I had. RARP January last year. Nerve sparing one side. Pads were no longer required after about six weeks and ED improving more slowly, signs of stiring after about a year using viagra and pump which is important to maintain penile health for the future. Still working on full ED recovery. Kegals are also important.

All the best in your future recovery



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