deepee58's Journey with Prostate Cancer

Patient: Prostate Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: over 7 years ago, Male, Age: 63, Stage I, Progressing despite hormone therapy: Don't Know

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    • deepee58
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    about 7 years ago
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    Surgery or Radation

    Decision Point

    Decided to go with surgery, felt I would have a better outcome based on my age and health history.

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    • deepee58
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    about 7 years ago
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    Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    While the surgery went well, according to the doctor, the recovery was a lot more difficult than I had anticipated. The pain from the gas was awful and lasted for more than a week despite doing all that the doctor suggested. Also the spasms were really painful. Because of the holiday I had the catheter for 2 weeks. Still having the spasms though not as frequently. Now it turns out that I will still have to go through radiation therapy as the pathology report shows the cancer had moved beyond the prostate.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • deepee58
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    almost 7 years ago
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    Low PSA Score

    Celebration

    3 months post surgery and feeling good.

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    • deepee58
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 6 years ago
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    Impotence Treatment

    Decision Point

    My Urologist is recommending injections for Impotence as I've not had much success with the pump or Cialis. The drug he suggesting is called Alprostadil. has anyone used this before? Would love to know what to expect or what the success or failure rate is for this type of medication. How painful are the injections and if there are any side effects. Thanks.

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    • deepee58
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 6 years ago
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    Radiation

    At the end of the second week of external radiation treatments and no major side effects. Only 5 more weeks to go and hopefully cancer free after that.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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