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Life after a radical prostectomy

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Posted 18 Sep 2020 at 12:42

I know this site is very useful for so many and that there are lots of people struggling with the challenges that a diagnosis can bring but I wanted to at least provide some hope to people new to the site and worried about treatment that it might not be as bad as you imagine. One of the things with the site ( and its just the way it is) is that if you have had your treatment and things have all worked out then there isn't the same need to be on here so views can get distorted. 

I will be 6 months on from my radical prostectomy on Monday. An operation I was dreading.

So how's life now

I've been dry for months and months and its just not an issue. As a plus my flow has improved considerably- pee more like I did as a teenager LOL

Sex wise - I occasional take 50mg of viagra to help things along and erections are not quite as firm as they were but its all getting better each month and not really a concern. As I knew, there is no ejaculate without a prostate-slightly odd- but nobody has to sleep on the wet patch and orgasms are actually pretty good

Got a scar from the open surgery but no big deal and been back on the bike for the last 3-4 months with no issues at all

PSA undetectable. It will be monitored for a few years but I've no reason to expect to have a problem ( if I do, I'll deal with it then)

If you want more information just click on my profile.

Good luck to all- whether you are coming to terms with a diagnosis, dealing with the challenges it presents or recovering from treatment. 

 

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Posted 18 Sep 2020 at 12:42

I know this site is very useful for so many and that there are lots of people struggling with the challenges that a diagnosis can bring but I wanted to at least provide some hope to people new to the site and worried about treatment that it might not be as bad as you imagine. One of the things with the site ( and its just the way it is) is that if you have had your treatment and things have all worked out then there isn't the same need to be on here so views can get distorted. 

I will be 6 months on from my radical prostectomy on Monday. An operation I was dreading.

So how's life now

I've been dry for months and months and its just not an issue. As a plus my flow has improved considerably- pee more like I did as a teenager LOL

Sex wise - I occasional take 50mg of viagra to help things along and erections are not quite as firm as they were but its all getting better each month and not really a concern. As I knew, there is no ejaculate without a prostate-slightly odd- but nobody has to sleep on the wet patch and orgasms are actually pretty good

Got a scar from the open surgery but no big deal and been back on the bike for the last 3-4 months with no issues at all

PSA undetectable. It will be monitored for a few years but I've no reason to expect to have a problem ( if I do, I'll deal with it then)

If you want more information just click on my profile.

Good luck to all- whether you are coming to terms with a diagnosis, dealing with the challenges it presents or recovering from treatment. 

 

User
Posted 18 Sep 2020 at 15:08
Great post - and a good reminder that open surgery is still the best option for some men in some circumstances AND can have excellent outcomes.
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

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Posted 18 Sep 2020 at 15:08
Great post - and a good reminder that open surgery is still the best option for some men in some circumstances AND can have excellent outcomes.
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

User
Posted 18 Sep 2020 at 17:22

Good news Mike.

I like to stay on here to keep up with things and perhaps to offer my halfpenny worth.  I'm always aware I'm one psa test away from a change and remember how I felt before the op.  

Post Op problems.  I've had a few but then again too few mention.

Unless I'm asked about ED and occasional sex arousal leakage.  It brings out the puerile in me though.  

As you mention the force, yes, it's a true gusher now. It's more an amusement and no problem unless you're within three feet or the cleaner.

All the best for the future.

 

User
Posted 19 Sep 2020 at 21:24

Good post Mike.

I also would like to see more posts from people who've had good outcomes. It's just generally a bit less scary for people new to the site.

I lurked a bit, but didn't actually join until I had a problem after surgery. Thankfully it was a very transient one and apart from that I appear to have had pretty much a dream recovery. But as we all know, you can't take that 100% to the bank as a cure.

I stick around because I want to learn more and spread a bit of positivity, like you, and because this is really a very nice, civilised and informative forum, populated by people who are generally rather knowledgable and communicate well.

Sadly, I have recently become familiar with another form of cancer (for another family member) and the forums I've found for that one are complete crap compared with this one.

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Two cannibals named Ectomy and Prost, all alone on a Desert island.

Prost was the strongest, so Prost ate Ectomy.

User
Posted 20 Sep 2020 at 09:11

Excellent news Mike. 

Ido4

 
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