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.