Charlie D and Kelly live in Virginia, USA. He was 57 when he was diagnosed in May, 2017. His initial PSA was 13.90 ng/ml, his Gleason Score was 7b, and he was staged Unknown. His choice of treatment was Surgery (Retropubic Prostatectomy). Here is his story.
Random PSA revealed 13.9. I thought it might have been the pizza and beer from the night before because I had no symptoms. Saw Urologist that did DRE and felt normal but later did a biopsy and revealed the truth that left half of prostate had aggressive cancer and 2 more docs agreed prostate needed to come out and recommended nerve sparing technique using either robotic or open. I elected for open from best guy I could find. Experience matters on this and wanted the best shot at quality of life going forward. Fortunately, Dr Partin at Hopkins had an opening and 2 weeks later I got radical prostatectomy done. I'm 2 months after and life is getting back to normal albiet a few manageable complications. I have to wear pads and don't sport wood with pills yet but I'm hopeful sex life will improve and just tried Bi-mix injection and had enough to penetrate. Good trend and beats the alternative to 6 feet under. Charlie D
Charlie's e-mail address is: charlesual AT aol.com (replace "AT" with "@")