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JEHJR
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I have read horror story after horror story and this topic is in no way trying to minimize the pain and suffering cancer imposes. But there where some funny things that happened or I did. (I blame the drugs)

As I was walking by the nurses station while on my many trips up and down the hallway, I stopped and looked in. They all seemed quite young compare to me. So I told them that it was the first time I realized that I could truely multitask. I was talking, walking, and peeing at the same time! Cool

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The night before I had the catheder taken out I wrote a song and sung it all the next morning!

"My bag is packed I"m ready to go I'm standing here outside the door, I hate to wake you up to go for a ride. The morning's breaking it's early dawn, the car is waiting I'm blowing the horn, I'm all ready so anxious I could die. So kiss me and drive for me, tell me you'll wait with me, Blah, Blah, Blah, you get the Idea.

After the catheder was removed, Depend breif on, we where driving home. All of a sudden I strted to pee! Horror completely over took me!! I put my hand down to feel the car seat, it was dry, checked my pants, also dry. Then I realized I had a diaper on. I looked at my wife and told her it had been over 55 years since I peed my diaper and we began to laugh uncontrolably. Which led to more peeing!!!

What a ride!!!!!!Laughing

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Laughter is the best medicine. 

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I am new to this site so I am not sure if there is room for a smile I sure hope so.

When I arrived to meet the surgeon I was smiling. The reseptionist did not smile and I asked why? She told me that there where a lot of sad stories. I told her I was here to get better and remove the cancer. I asked her to smile when she seen me because I was happy they could help.

 

hunter49
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I hear u MY uro told me in 35 years he never had anyone take the news like I did.  I actually laughed and asked if he can do a prostate transplant.  My friends threw me a prostate goinong away party the Satrurday before my surgery.  I had a red velevet cake shaped like a prostate.  Tasteless, but funny as hell.  I was singing the Marine hym as they wheeled me into the operating room gues the sedation removed inhibitions.

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My prostate became a real pain in my butt.

But if I had another prostate I would have a party. I just came back from the gym and while I was talking to another survivor I told him your story. Did he laugh!!!!!!Smile

He had open pubic and never wore a pad but became impodent. He has been a great help of encouragement when I am depressed.

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It is nice to be able to enjoy life. I did not bring any protection with me the day my catheder was removed, thinking the Dr's office would provide. It was embarrassing to ask the nurse for something. I was given some type of womens protection undergarmet.  On the trip home I stopped at Sams club to pick up a presciption for casodex, I found I needed to urinate, the first time in 3 and 1/2 months (having a foley catheder because of urinary blockage from the cancer), Ithought I could stand and pee, but  was unable to contol the spray and wet down the stall. It improved the next time and I had complete control after that. I found there has been many embarrassing moments going through treatment.

Ken

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How do I delete a comment?

Can't find the delete buttonUndecided

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You shoiuld find an edit button at the end of your post.  You have to be logged in to edit.  In edit mode, just erase your comments.

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I spoke so freely about things, I cringe today. Some of the incidents where actually funny. I was amazed at the speed and volume I could pee. No one warned me, I bet I could pee in the wind now!

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Walking up and down the isle reading about pads/diaper/guards. Just a little weird!

 

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My Dr's office now has started carrying supplies because of me. I bought a box of diapers and brought one with me. I laughed and joked about how comfortable they where. A freind I graduated from high school had surgury 6 months earlier. He recommended depend guards which I also bought. When I went to buy more the store did not carry Depends so I asked the pharmacist (young man) about TENA GUARDS. He gave me a weird look, Wink but after I explained my surgery, he told me to try one and if I was not happy bring them back and he would refund my money. They where shaped like a bicycle seat and I feel in love with them.

Young people today!!!!!!Laughing

So anyway I call TENA and they sent me a sample pack of all their products because I had no idea what I needed or what they had. She sent me a packet which by the time I recieved them I just gave them to my Dr. The nurse (female) said that she had 2 men that needed pads from the packet and that she was going to buy some for the office.

 

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Trying to cut backon expenses I askedmy VAdoc to fillmy scripts.  Plavix was 60 for 30 days.  Anyhow  the doc said OK.  I asked him if he could getme pads.  He looked it up and said yes.  I recieved twp packages of Poise pads,  but they were for women.  Next time I saw doc, about six months, I told him about this.  He looked at me and sid they were all the same.  I decided to keep buying my own.

I did not know that Marines had a sense of humor.    Loved your stories.

Posted one about marines on my post about Myositis.  Hope you read it

 

Mike

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Mike as I transition from diapers to bulky guards I thought the next step would be something lighter for dribble. Needless to say I bought poise not knowing what I was buying. The second time I had to change my clothes indicated that the design was not the best for men.

I enjoyed my tour in the Army and while serving no one I knew wore pads. Now, not the case. There is a difference between mens guards and womens pads. Size and shape does matter and it should be told to every man under going surgery. When I had pre op class this was not discussed but is now.

 

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I love it! I have been multitasking for almost 5 years. There is no need to worry any more and good humor help. In fact this morning I went and got more multitask at the store.

God bless you!

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I remember talking with a few of the patients in radiation waiting room.  Laughter would often relieve tension.

I almost had natural bladder control at the time when I started radiation, but after radiation that control was pretty much gone.

 

Just reading through your posts and smiling. 

  

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CoolTrew can't add anything for radiation, my cousin just finished and it sounded a lot worst than RP. I have been using a physiotherapist on Youtube from UK to help with kegels. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=QHwVglPQR_w&NR=1

A man had all the fingers in his hand broke, he asked the doctor after surgery if he would be able to play the piano when his hand healed? The doctor told him surgery was a complete success and everything would return to normal and that he should have no problem playing, but the doctor wanted to know why he asked. The man said he always want to play but never could.

Anyway the reason why I thought of that story is several friends I spoke with told me what to expect with PC. One told me about his problem with ED. But later admitted it was a problem before RP.

Thought about getting a t shirt to raise money for cancer; I am not a urologist but I will take a look! his and her sizes

God Bless and I hope thing get better.

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I just posted this under a different thread - more appropriate here (haven't been on for awhile, should have read this thread first...  but:

 

So after my surgery and throughout recovery, friends and family are always asking me - "so how are you doing?"  As I told one of my dear friends and fellow PCa fighters, I have forever wanted to reply "hey, I am doing great - it hurts to ****, it hurts to piss, I can't get an erection to save my life -but other than that, life is absolutely fricking great!".

Now of course I have never been so rude or had the guts to give that response, it would be priceless to see the look on the other person's face... :-)

 

motor1
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I just posted this under a different thread - more appropriate here (haven't been on for awhile, should have read this thread first...  but:

 

So after my surgery and throughout recovery, friends and family are always asking me - "so how are you doing?"  As I told one of my dear friends and fellow PCa fighters, I have forever wanted to reply "hey, I am doing great - it hurts to ****, it hurts to piss, I can't get an erection to save my life -but other than that, life is absolutely fricking great!".

Now of course I have never been so rude or had the guts to give that response, it would be priceless to see the look on the other person's face... :-)

 

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I had a friend who complained about everything. One day I had enough and told him about Pavlovs dog.

Ron you own a house in town with a heated swimming pool. You own one home in the mountains another condo in Florida. You have a new truck and a Lincoln for the wife. You have money in the bank and a full pension. It is 72 degrees and you are going to play golf. But you are still complaining.

I said Ron you spent 40 years working and you hated the job and let everyone know. You have conditioned yourself to believing that life sucks and now you don't know how good you have it. I feel bad for you and from now on I am going to say life is great no matter what because I don't want to be like you!

Today he has Alzheimer's and doesn't know how good life was.

We only go around once and there will be no curtain call so enjoy what you have and put a smile on someone elses face.

2 favorite Idioms

Old Golfers never die they just loose their balls

Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone.

Peace my brother,

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I have a freind who had prostate surgery 40 years ago. Life for cancer patients was just a little different than they are today. I was telling him about some of the funny things that happened to me. So he said he had a story.

Ray was in church and forgot or some how the catheter became disconected from his bag. He said he was singing away when his wife gave him an elbow. he stopped singing and wispered what is wrong.

She pointed under the pew to a puddle. he said oh well, and went back to singing. He said God understsnds. After the shock he said he just laughed.

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