Jul 31, 2012 - 6:37 pm
Found out I had prostate cancer in February...had just turned 50 and went in for a physical..one thing led to another and after the biopsy I found that I had cancer in 8 out of 12 biopsy...initial report showed mostly 3+3 on one half and 3+4 on the other...had robotic surgery 4 weeks ago to remove the prostate.
After removal they changed the grading...
I don't know what the last part means but it doesn't sound good...anyone else run into this?...also, right before surgery they had be do a "rectal balloon" MRI...yes, it is exactly like it sounds...I had two pretty cute nurses administering it...one told me to drop my pants the other said she was going to insert the probe in my rectum and inflate it...I told them this really wasn't the threesome I had envisioned...the MRI results were negative...but it did make me wonder why I couldn't have gotten knee cancer or elbow cancer...tired of people poking me in the rear.
Sorry to digress...but I'm concerned that my cancer is more aggressive than originally thought...they did test several lymph nodes and all came back negative.
Thanks for all the support everyone provides here!...sorry to have had to join your group but glad not to be in it alone....all the best.