My story states back to 2004 at 54 years old my PSA was 1.29 and for the next four years went up 0.75 every year. My Doctor said PSA test was normal. I NEVER ASK FOR NUMBER thinking my doctor knows best "NOT".
Had Blood test in October of 2008. But MY Doctor did not order a PSA test; why I do not know. Thinking everything is O.K. waited till November of 2009 and once again he forgot the test. But he got the report and call me to come back in for a PSA Test. That is when things went south PSA was 6.1 . He sent me to Dr. S for more tests and he found an infection put me on Ciprofloxacin 500 mg. One month later had a 14 core Biopsy done in offices.
Left anterior zone shows an 8-mm segment of 3+4=7 prostate cancer and on left medial apical zone shows a 12-mm segment of 4+5=9 (aggressive prostate cancer). Did bone scan and CT scan both negative.
Did surgery on March 11 2010 and was told I would be in Hospital for two days: seven days later I was out with bag in tow.
More to come.
Two weeks after getting out of the hospital I had tube removed and the nurse said that my control of my bladder was quite good since my weight was over 300 lbs.
I had to wait three month to see my doctor. I was using three to four pads a day and that made me I mad /then happy/then angry/I want to die - or be dead that was not good. So I went to asking more questions.
Doctor got me a pump to use on getting blood into my penis. I found out that a man gets up to six erections A NIGHT. That is why he wanted me to use this pump every day three or four times a day. That is not much fun. Then about nine months later they started talking about using shots to help with ED. So for the last two month my wife has been giving me shots in the penis.
Went to Doctor S. He said that I can now pee like a 15 year old Boy. I do not care about that. He told me I would have this leaking problem the rest of my life without more surgery some day to put a sling in to hold up the bladder. On the surgery not for a year or two he said. Am doing shots ones a day and using the pump three times a day.
Was using the VED and shots they stop working. Went the next set implant on Oct 20 2011. Was the worst idea I have every had in pain putting up and down so I stop using it for now. Using one pad a day. And going every three hours.
I am still going to the bathroom every three hours. Pump up implant every day. Am seeing the Doctor ones a year now. Not much to tell.
Went to my Doctor was told my PSA is GOING back up so going to start Radiation in the next month or so.
A lot has happened before I did radiation. I had trouble with my implant - it rubbed a hole in my scrotum. Ended up in the ER. They said they could not help I need to go back to my doctor. Well the Doctor receptionists could not get me in for four weeks. So I said I would wait till my appointment in two weeks. When I went to see him, he called the front desk and ask them why I did not see him right away. He put three staples in and exactly two months I started having strong pain in my penis. Went back to my doctor he put me in the hospital to remove the implant. It had failed. So think long and hard before you go implant. At the same time, I had the implant in the doctor giving my Testosterone. I stayed on the Testosterone for a year. On my yearly checkup he found that my PSA had gone up to 0.02 so I did radiaton for forty days. Hoping it will be gone for good. Fat chance. Now we wait for seven more years and see if it's still gone. And in the mean time, my wife stays with me best thing that every happen to me.
James's e-mail address is: jlleslie96 AT yahoo.com (replace "AT" with "@")