Belle Lee and Chet live in Australia. He was 56 when he was diagnosed in July, 2016. His initial PSA was 3.40 ng/ml, his Gleason Score was 7a, and he was staged T1a. His choice of treatment was Surgery (Robotic Laparoscopic Prostatectomy). Here is his story.
My partner was diagnosed in July, and we rushed into surgery two weeks later after selecting our surgeon. Our surgeon had a very good track record (even bragging that maybe only one person a year he operated on had difficulty with continence). The path lab came back with negative margins, 3+4, one hundred percent nerve sparing on left side and eighty five percent nerve sparing on the right. At three months Post surgery and two and a half months catheter removal, my partner is still leaking about half a cup a day, wears three to four pads, but has some success getting semi erect with and without Cialis. With Cialis at ten milligrams it's a bit harder, and gets much harder at the time of climax. At any rate we are fortunate enough to have penetrative sex and his surgeon expects that his next PSA test in December to be 0. I am worried about the incontinence issue, only because it seems to bother him a lot. He has full control lying and sitting down, and occasional surges when he is stressed or physically active standing up. He has some control standing, and a lot of control first thing in the morning. So I know that at the very least we are at the last phase of regaining full continence. He's doing his Kegels, walking regularly, and cutting out caffeinated beverages except for one first thing in the morning. He is concerned that the Cialis contributes to his incontinence and to some discomfort in his testicles. Any advice on all of the above would be appreciated. Thanks! Belle
Belle's e-mail address is: lauraluha AT gmail.com (replace "AT" with "@")