Sorry that you find yourself here.
Surgery for PCa does involve removing all of the prostate. Because of this you will no longer ejaculate during future sexual activity/orgasm.
7-12 days after surgery, when catheter is removed, you may have some leakage of urine. This leakage can last for a few days, months or longterm.
Sexual function can be affected. ED or erectile dysfunction is a common side effect. Not all men suffer ED after surgery but those that do are offered treatment to try and resolve it.
The catheter is very manageable and more of an annoyance than anything. I would recommend loose clothing such as boxer shorts and tracksuit bottoms. The catheter is usually removed in 7-12 days.
You will need to inject yourself, with Dalterparin for approximately 28 days. The needles are very small and no pain should be felt. I can say from experience that i felt no pain when injecting myself.
I would recommend taking 'fybogel' for several days before your surgery and for two weeks after surgery. This will minimise constipation which is common with prostate surgery.
Surgery will give you the best chance of a 'cure'. However, there are no guarantees that your PCa won't return. Longterm survival of early stage PCa is very good and you have excellent odds of a full recovery.
Hope this helps and i wish you all the very best.
Edited by member 01 Dec 2018 at 15:19
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