Oct 25, 2008 - 5:16 pm
After 2 years of cancer free, I still have scar tissue caused by EBRT. 8-10 bladder neck surgerys later I;m told the only solution is the artificial sphincter, or removal of my bladder.at first I was reluctant to have the sphincter done, My wife and my doctor convinced me to go this route. SO. On 09/18/2008 I had a stent implant,and the incontinence is unbearable.I use 2 1/2 cases of 52 pads in 5 days. Recently I have decided too have my bladder removed. 10/31/2008 I have a consultation with my doctor to discuss this procedure.The scar tissue was caused from radiation.I had 33 treatments,at six sites around my mid section,because of surgical margin cancer. my diagnosis was 5/03/2005,my radical prostatectomy was done 06/04/2005. during radiation I underwent 4 bladderneck constractures. At the young age of 47 and a gleason score of 7 is why I opted for surgery.