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    Surnp wrote on Mighty61's wall

    Wishing you the best results when you finish your radiation. I finished radiation last year and my ultra PSA is on a downward march. The only side effect of my treatment was fatigue. Once I finally realized this, I began working on moving to counter it. I joined gym and feel much better because of it. Best wishes on your journey.

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    Hello shadow, I also had robotic surgery in Aug 2012. ED was an issue and my urologist (also my surgeon) prescribed Cialis. This did help. He also told me before surgery erections would never be exactly the same as before since the prostate is not there to help. However I have been exercising almost daily and have noticed the exercise does help. I still use Cialis from time to time but I do not totally depend on it any longer. 18 months as you were told seems a little fast for recovery. Of course each guy is different in their recovery time.
    Don't give up, give yourself time and know that you're still here. Prostate cancer is on both mom and dads family so my decision to remove the gland was easy to make in my mind. While things have changed, I'm still alive and working.
    Good luck and best wishes as you continue on your journey.

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      Thank you for your support.

      over 3 years ago
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    vvwm63 - I understand your anxiety as I went through this also. In 2012 I elected to have robotic surgery to remove the prostate. I had cancer in 20% of the gland and in one section, it was at the edge of the gland. My urologist has followed closely my PSA results and we recently have decided to follow up with radiation treatments to get rid of the few cancer cells that remained behind after surgery. It is normal that if the cancer is on the edge of the prostate, there is a possibility a few cells may be left behind after surgery. This is why post surgery treatment or post any treatment is important - to keep an eye on things just to make sure. With you being at a stage 1, I would surmise that the doctors have caught the cancer early on which is a very good thing. Just follow your doctors orders and try to relax as much as possible.

    There are many men on this site that will be pulling for you and want to encourage you that you can make it through this time in your life.

    Have a peaceful and wonder day.

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    Hello, I like your profile name. During the cancer process we all need to remember there is hope for a good outcome. I had prostate cancer and elected to have robotic surgery back in 2012. I've seen more options since my surgery so there really is hope today for a great outcome.
    Be a good friend to the guy going through this journey. He will need someone he can trust in and confide his fears / concerns with. At times depression, light or heavy can influence his demeanor. It's just a natural part of the human experience but if it's really a heavy depression, please don't hesitate to contact your or his doctor. There is always hope for a good outcome.
    I wish you all the best through this journey. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you'd like any more thoughts or ideas.