My story - for years had higher PSA results (17+). This all started about 12 years a go. Had biopsy done - evil person did this - really evil! Felt horrible before and after!!! Weeks later told by another evil consultant no problems detected. However, did have some further PSA tests from time to time and they remained high but I ignored this.
My partner was ill and to cut along story short he died of aggressive type of cancer in 2020 - we had been together for 23 years.
I am trying to move on but I really don't things are going to work well for me as now matters have changed since February 2021.
Recently, Feb this year had a biopsy done under local anaesthetic. Result some weeks later I have cancer of the prostate - low grade GLEASON 3+3=6 (amazing maths!) I have been put on active surveillance by the hospital (the same evil hospital as years a go). Now they want to do a more thorough prostate biopsy. Put me to sleep and poke around without me knowing about what they do to me! No date been set and judging by the NHS situation it won't happen very soon.
However, have a trouble in getting erections or if I do get erection it soon disappears! More so than before in recent months. I don't drink a lot so not the problem there! No partner! Porn has little affect and when I do get to some sort of satisfaction there's still blood in the semen (assumed from biopsy in February). This ED has been around for a while so, I tried some methods to help! Penile pump, so-so result. Pills 2.5 then 5 tadafil daily have some effect on some occasions and get some satisfaction. However, still not great like it used to be with my erections! They used to be firm now it's a struggle. Seems there's advice for men after operations/treatment but not for those before treatment!!!!!! Why?
Sign of bad things to come and I am not happy with it. Seems though I have to consign myself to the probability thinks will never be the same and no sex at all as I cannot perform! Also, thee's possibility further trouble with the prostate cancer being worse, as yet not known!
Talking to a doctor is well impossible as they not interested these days in seeing you or even speaking to you unless on their terms! Sad sign of the times over the last few years.
Oh such a sorry tale :-(
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