Mar 26, 2008 - 9:17 pm
Just a short message for now. I did keep a journal, or should I say I do keep as it is unfinished at this point. I was diagnosed in Novemeber 2007 with Prostate Gleason score 3+3 and a PSA of 6.4. Immediate impact ? why me why me why me. I could not work for 2 days. But then I said " okay , time to beat this crap". My main advice is to research, research, talk, talk, get second opnions, third opnions or fourth if needed. You will probably discover three to four options that no one can tell you which is correct for you, For better or worse you must choose which is right for YOU. In my case I first choose the procedure I preferred and then the surgeon who had lots of experience with the DiVinci Robotic laproscopic procedure. I was firm in my choice after threee months of fact finding. Other advice - talk to other survivors, get into some kond of support group. Do not get dicouraged post surgery. I am currently 4 weeks post and am still working on the incontinence-but getting better by day. Pleasant surprise that Ed is not an issue. I think this may be due to my surgeons practice of prescribing Cialis almost immediately after surgery - it works !! . I am almost 52 and have decided I will stick arounf for at least another 25 years. Life changing, yes ? But you may find some very positive changes along with the negatives. Sky diving anyone ?