• PCaAware
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    about 1 year ago
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    Radical perineal prostatectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Actually my recovery went quite well. Following surgery and learning that few men had any knowledge of prostate issues or cancer I f...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  1. about 1 year ago
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    Radical retropubic prostatectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    My situation was probably a little different than the normal. When they went to put the catheter in during my surgery (Oct 23, 2018...

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  2. about 1 year ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    I had the prostatectomy on October 23, 2018, and they think they got it all. Nothing showed up in the lymph nodes. Next PSA and ch...

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  3. about 1 year ago
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    Infection

    Side Effects

    When I went back to the surgeon for the follow up after surgery, I had a pain in my lower right abdomen. I told him about it, but h...

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    • VMan
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 1 year ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    Altered ability to taste food, hair loss, fatigue

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  4. over 1 year ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Just found out this week that I have prostate cancer. It's very small and mild so my doctor best course of action is to wait and ke...

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    • rlfuller7
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pros...
    over 1 year ago
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    External radiation (Stereotactic)

    Radiation

    Demolished two growths, one on spine and one on hip bone. Total of 8 treatments. No side effects at all.

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • rlfuller7
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pros...
    over 1 year ago
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    Robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Issues with wearing pads for stress incontinence and erectile issues.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • BruceG
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 1 year ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    Six years! No evidence of disease!

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  5. over 1 year ago
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    Robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had robot assisted prostate surgery Monday and awakened uncomfortable but no pain. Then over the course of the day I developed pai...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • jbhatch
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 1 year ago
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    Radical retropubic prostatectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I suffered a urethral stricture following the removal of the Foley catheter. This went undiagnosed for nearly a month despite repeat...

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Sara80
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 1 year ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Lupron is awful

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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