Jul 04, 2013 - 10:38 pm
My PSA was 5.8 and a Gleason of 7.2 and now it has dropped to 1.8 in 13 months. I have had some changes to my bodily functions since the finishing of the radiation treatment. I did start after 5 months having a bleeding rectum after having a BM. That lasted 1 month and stopped. I am OK and have had nothing else as a change from the radiation treatment.
I made the right decision to have the radiation verses the surgery. Surgery had so many issues in regards to being down in recovery for at least 6 weeks. I own a construction business and just couldn't be away that long if I still wanted to be in business when I recovered. Inconaence was for sure going to happen. E.D. dysfunction too. I could live with the E.D issue but the incontinence is a lifetime of wearing a diaper. Let alone the odor of urine with me too because of the incontinence.
I am so greatful that we live in a time in history that we can have so many choices. Thank you to all of the reserchers and donors who funded the reserch. THANK YOU!!