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Just diagnosed with multifocal 3+4 T2Bn0m0

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Posted 25 Jan 2022 at 19:42

Sounds really good news with PSA, continence & ED Jeremy.

Sorry you’re having a bit of a setback though, hopefully like techguy says it will just sort its self out in time.

I’m constantly asking rob about his flow 🀦🏻‍♀️ (driving him mad I’m sure) it certainly isn’t what it was before but hopeful this will improve. He never had any waterworks problems pre PCa so all takes some getting used to.

Really hope you can get everything sorted out soon Jeremy.

 

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Posted 28 Feb 2022 at 11:04

My 3rd quarterly post RARP PSA test result came in as still undetectable at <0.03 so massively relieved ! 

on the negative side Im almost immobile with terrible lower back pain for the first time in my life so am going for a diagnosis and MRI tomorrow. Hope it’s not related to Prostate cancer as I did not have any bone or PET scans pre opp. Fingers crossed it’s something simple !!

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Posted 28 Feb 2022 at 11:08

Brilliant news Jeremy πŸ‘πŸ½

Sorry to hear about your back pain though. I would have thought if it was PCa related it would show in your PSA? Good that your getting it checked so quickly. Hope all goes well x

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Posted 28 Feb 2022 at 17:10

Great news. 

Ido4

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Posted 28 Feb 2022 at 18:17

Yes, great news Jeremys.

Not been having any large ladies walk up and down your back recently?

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Posted 01 Mar 2022 at 12:03

Elaine am just waiting for my MRI ! And no never again will I allow an overweight Thai lady to tread on me !! 

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Posted 18 Apr 2022 at 13:35
Following my RARP in June 2021 I enjoyed peeing like a horse for a few months but this has gradually changed and I now have many of the pre op symptoms of hesitancy and poor flow. I assume this is down to scar tissue building up as others have commented. It has not bothered me so much yet as its still much improved on the situation pre op. I am getting up twice a night to pee as ooposed to 3/4 times pre op. Im just hoping it does not deteriorate further to become a stricture that needs dealing with. I have not informed the surgeon yet and I try not to think about it. Any advice though is welcomed
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Posted 18 Apr 2022 at 14:15

Hopefully things will go well, but if the medics start talking about catheters I would read my comments on this thread.

https://community.prostatecanceruk.org/posts/t22995-Escaping-the-Catheter

 

 

Dave

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Posted 18 Apr 2022 at 17:24

Jeremys, one of the things that created an issue a few weeks post op was a twin or split stream, this made standing to pee a problem. At home I started to use a urine bottle with a measurement scale on it. Following a few flow tests at hospital I  the started to time the length of time to urinate. Volume (mls) divided by seconds gives an average flow rate, my consultant was quite impressed by the accuracy of my ave flow results. It proved useful, as my flow declined it enabled me to get treatment in a timely manner. I did get down to 0.5mls/second on occasions. 

Don't ignore the issue, believe me urine retention is not pleasant and can be potentially dangerous.

Certainly report it to your surgeon.

Thanks Chris

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Posted 21 May 2022 at 08:20
Phew. What a relief. My quarterly PSA test result just received as still <0.03
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Posted 21 May 2022 at 09:08

Top notch news! 🍾🍻😎

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Posted 21 May 2022 at 09:47

Great news Jeremys and long may it continue

 

Ivan

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Posted 21 May 2022 at 10:24

Brilliant news Jeremy. How are things now with flow and your back pain? Hope you’ve got everything under control πŸ‘

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Posted 21 May 2022 at 11:52

J, great news on the PSA , how are the waterworks ?

Thanks Chris 

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Posted 29 Jun 2022 at 16:04

Today is the 1 year anniversary of my RARP at London Bridge. I’m very happy with my result and my 4th PSA test recently remains below 0.03.

Today I woke up with a small slightly throbbing lump under my right armpit - a swollen lymph node I suspect- and am worried my cancer may have spread. Could it have spread if my recent PSA is still under 0.03? Interested if anyone has an opinion on this ? I am a worrier and wonder whether I should get down to the hospital to have it looked at. I did have a particularly vigourous deep tissue massage yesterday from a Balinese lady and maybe that could be an explanation.

other observations 1 year on are that my erections seem to be fine (about 95%) when Im on my own rather than with a partner which is annoying. Maybe its nerves as I recently met a nice girl and whilst I am having amazing orgasms (much better than pre op and all body) the old fellow is not really cooperating when it comes to penetration which was embarrassing and unexpected on my first proper sortie post op. Ive tried 20mg cialis and that didnt seem to make much difference either. I have not been taking Tadalafil daily post op as I didnt think I needed it but maybe I should start? I’m loathe to try viagra again as the only time I took it pre op I thought I would have a heart attack. Perhaps I should consider the injections when Ive company which someone said were really good? Thankfully she does have good a sense of humour but Any feedback appreciated.

 

My continence is 100% and I cant remember last time I leaked. Very happy with that. But flow rate is much worse than immediately post op when it was like a horse. But does not cause me any real problems yet. Some days its better than others and I cant work out why. I just hope I dont get a stricture from scar tissue eventually. Fingers crossed

 

Generally Im in very good spirits most of the time apart from in the run up to the 3 monthly PSA test. My cancer at 57 has made me realise life is short so I am enjoying life much more now and try to say yes to everything. Bought a boat and an apartment in Spain and generally trying to make sure I spend it all much quicker than before. 

 

Good luck to everyone going through this journey and once again thank you to all on here who helped me massively with support etc. 

 

Jeremy

 

 

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Posted 29 Jun 2022 at 17:07

Great update Jeremys. Your PSA result is very reassuring.

Ido4

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Posted 29 Jun 2022 at 17:17
It's entirely normal to think that every ache and pain is due to cancer after what most of us here have gone through. It's certainly not necessary to go to hospital! If it worries you, have a word with your GP.

Glad that you're doing so well a year on!

All the best,

Chris

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Posted 29 Jun 2022 at 17:46
Sore swollen lumps in the arm pit are often lymph nodes and usually indicate that you have an infection - do you have a temperature, sore throat, anything like that? It could also be crap collecting in the lymph node as a result of yesterday's massage. It is the job of your lymph nodes to collect up rubbish floating round your body. Another possibility is an ingrowing hair, cyst or boil.

Highly unlikely to be anything to do with prostate cancer - the lymph nodes are not painful.

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

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Posted 29 Jun 2022 at 17:51
I think the medics would advise you that you are unsuitable for injections - for a man who can achieve natural erections but has some performance issues, the injections could be dangerous. Better that you approach this from a psychological point of view - you need to get your confidence back.

If you didn't like the viagra, try Levitra but if you are over-anxious, it is less likely to work

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

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Posted 29 Jun 2022 at 18:15

Good news Jeremys

Re the Tadalafil, like you I stopped taking it (5 mg a day) after about a month as I try not to take pills unless I really have to. The consultant I spoke to 3 months after my operation advised me that I should continue to take it for at least 6 months as it helps repair the damaged nerves following the removal of  the prostate. Obviously, if all your nerves were removed along with the prostate then I guess the Tadalafil would not be any use in repairing the damaged nerves. I was told that if I want to get particularly hard for a "session" then I should up my Tadalafil dose to at least 20 mg 24 hours beforehand.

 

Ivan

 

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Posted 29 Jun 2022 at 19:37

Tadalafil I believe stays in the system for a day or so and my doctor suggested after surgery that I take 5mg every other day. I didn’t tolerate it that well as felt like I had a mild head cold. Agreed with him to take 2.5mg daily post op and then as and when needed. This seems to work well and is well tolerated for me. I’m generally good with penetrative erections but if I’m tired or not done recent exercise things need a boost. 

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Posted 22 Aug 2022 at 19:12
3 months passes very quickly these days but thankfully once again I am very lucky to still be <0.03. Always a great relief.

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Posted 22 Aug 2022 at 19:49

Jeremys, great news on the PSA ,how is the flow these days.

Thanks Chris 

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Posted 23 Aug 2022 at 08:22

Great news Jeremy πŸ‘ really pleased for you and hope it continues that way x

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Posted 01 Sep 2022 at 07:51

Thanks Chris and Elaine

 

my flow seems to be ok at present. Some days its better than others and I dont understand why. I’m up probably twice a night on average which is less than before. anyway i really cant complain. 

 
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