Sep 20, 2004 - 10:10 pm
I was diagnosed with PC in Agust 04. My PSA initially was 4.2. Immediately after my biopsy it droped to 3.3 with a Gleason score of 6. I opted for the radical nerve sparing surgery considering my age, 41, and the stage of the cancer. I had that God awful catheter removed today, 10 days after surgery, and feel pretty good. My Dr states I should not require any radiation treatments as the cancer was confined to one lobe of the prostate. I really expect to recover quickly but I am going to take it very easy for the next month -- very difficult for me since I am a very active person. As for side affects, I am experiencing very little leakage and have had a spontaneous erection so the outlook is promising. If anyone in my same age bracket can share their recovery experiences, I would greatly appreciate it.