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NN wrote: »
3-4 days in the hospital, then 14-16 days on a catheter. Couple of weeks after the stiches/clips come out of 10 lbs limit on lifting.
Don't want to fall, the field for the shoot can be tricky at times.
BAMAAK wrote: »
Hope it all turns if for the best. In couple yrs Jerry is going to have to build us all a wheelchair ramp to the firing line.
zorba wrote: »
I view testosterone as the the Hormone of Death !
Make_My_Day wrote: »
I've been having prostate issues recently. About a year ago I started having to pee more often than usual at night, sometimes between 3 and 5 times nightly. A month ago I had some blood tests and when I got the results they showed I had a high PSA reading and it was about double what the reading had been previously. I told the doctor about my nightly peeing routine and he suggested I see a Urologist. 3 weeks ago I went for an appointment and we discussed some general information about the prostate and he said I should have an ultrasound test and biopsy of my prostate. The biopsy involves them putting a probe up my butt with the ultrasound device and the biopsy hole puncher too. This is done under anesthesia, so it's completely painless. The biopsy device puts puncture holes through the intestinal wall into the prostate. I'm not sure how many holes they make, but it's more than one. This of course made me have blood in my stool and urine. The bloody urine lasted about a week and the bloody stool was only once. To prevent an infection, they prescribe an an antibiotic. The ultrasound revealed a firm mass in my prostate, but the doctor said it didn't necessarily mean anything. I had to wait until the 30th to get the results of the biopsy at the Urologist's office.
I went to the doctor today and the biopsy confirmed I have prostate cancer. It's in the early stages yet, so I probably will make a complete recovery, but I will need to have my prostate removed. For various reasons I'm not real anxious to do that, but if that's what they have to do then I'm ready for it.
I'm hoping that there will not be a real urgency in having this surgery immediately, so as to mess up my plans for the SE Shoot and my trip to Maggie Valley, NC in late July. I'm going to try and schedule it for right after I return from the shoot the first week of June, or until after Maggie Valley in early August.
I know some people on this forum don't like to go to doctors. If you never take any of my other suggestions, please take this one: if you are over 55 and you don't regularly get check-ups, including blood work with a PSA test, please start doing it.....it could save your life. If not for my high PSA reading at my regular check-up, I might have ignored the excessive peeing until it was too late.
snake284 wrote: »
A month might make a difference.
Make_My_Day wrote: »
I'm not sure what type of surgery you're talking about. I understand it will be done with robotics using a minimally invasive technique using small probes that go in there and take out the bad organ.
samzhere wrote: »
Most all surgery today, unless it's like a cardio bypass or similar, is done laporascopically, using little cameras and lenses w. very small incisions. Amazing -- my surgeon removed my gallbladder w. 3 teeny holes, and last fall he fixed my double hernia and implanted the mesh, all the same technique..........
samzhere wrote: »
Most all surgery today, unless it's like a cardio bypass or similar, is done laporascopically, using little cameras and lenses w. very small incisions. Amazing -- my surgeon removed my gallbla... An inconvenience but not too bad -- just wear a full skirt over it...
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