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RP 17th December

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Posted 05 Feb 2020 at 16:35

Had follow-up with the surgeon who carried out the op today who confirmed good negative margins!  Chuffed to bits. Just the PSA test and follow-up with my consultant on the 19th Feb, and hopefully I can manage to get this behind me.

Now just about fully continent  (still have a safety pad for drips and dribbles), finally managed to get some traction on ED support today as well, and have returned back to work on a phased return (1/2 days).

Onwards, ever upwards!  No bell ringing for me as I also have leukaemia and still on chemo for that,  but I'll be glad to see the back of this cancer hopefully!

User
Posted 05 Feb 2020 at 18:56

fantastic news and great to hear you are doing so well and almost ready to go back to work. How are you doing fitness wise?

User
Posted 05 Feb 2020 at 20:00

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member

fantastic news and great to hear you are doing so well and almost ready to go back to work. How are you doing fitness wise?

Fitness wise, I'm building up gradually trying desperately to regain the fitness status I had while I was serving (although I'm 60 this year and have to recognise that as well). 

I've lost 10lbs since the op, and aiming for at least another stone. Walking lots more and hope to get back on my bike when I retire in April. Still get a bit of discomfort in the area where the prostate once was if sitting on a hard seat for too long, but that's gradually diminishing. 

User
Posted 05 Feb 2020 at 20:04

ED wise - dead as a Dodo, but now I have have managed to get some prescriptions sorted out for cialis and pump.

User
Posted 05 Feb 2020 at 20:45

Sounds like you are doing really well. Long may that continue.

Ido4

User
Posted 05 Feb 2020 at 22:11

Sorry to hear about the Ed. I am the same but wasn't that great before the op if I am honest. Good to hear you have lost some weight too and getting back to fitness. Good luck and hope you continue with your recovery.

User
Posted 16 Feb 2020 at 19:27

Quick update - just had 24 hours with no pad and no dribbles! Yippee 

PSA results due Wednesday - first since RP - fingers crossed.

User
Posted 16 Feb 2020 at 20:08

Everything crossed mate. Those days are stressful 😬

Edited by member 17 Feb 2020 at 14:45  | Reason: Not specified

User
Posted 17 Feb 2020 at 06:35
Fantastic. Hope your recovery continues.
User
Posted 17 Feb 2020 at 20:05

Everything crossed for a positive PSA result. 

User
Posted 19 Feb 2020 at 17:38

Well, PSA is undetectable - I'll take that! Now need to sort ED out and move on!

User
Posted 19 Feb 2020 at 20:23

Great news on PSA. ED is more problematic....

Ido4

User
Posted 19 Feb 2020 at 21:03

Great news.  Now to get that Dodo back to life.

User
Posted 26 Feb 2020 at 13:22

Good news. 

 
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