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    Celebration (Finished treatment): After recovery from the actual surgery and the first 0 PSA my wife and I took a trip around the western U.S. It helped me a lot because I saw that there could be life after cancer

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      DaveWaz

      Amen. I wish everyone knew "that there could be life after cancer."

      almost 5 years ago
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    Decision Point: I went to see a urologist first. He said to do the surgery. Then I went to a Radiation Ongologist. He also said to do the surgery in my particular situation which was fairly early cancer probably contained in my prostate. Plus and this was the big thing that I had long term difficulty urinating. He said radiation would make my urinary problems worse for potentially a year or more.

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    Side Effects (Erection problems): 58 y/o and virtually no erections post surgery. Low dose Cialis (5mg) per day didn't help. Supplementing that with 10 mg tabs didn't help. Now we are on to medication injections.

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    Side Effects (Bladder problems): It has taken 5 months to get urinary leakage down to almost but not quite zero. Still it is better than cancer!

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): I was expecting something totally different than cancer when I went into my doctors office for the results of my biopsy. When he said cancer I almost fell over

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    Procedure or Surgery (Radical perineal prostatectomy): Surgery recovery was about a month and I am in decent shape to that seemed like a long time. Urinary recovery continues after 5 months but is getting progressively better. Erection recovery isn't going well and my doctor and I are moving on to phase 2 of options to improve the situation.