July 2012 Update
Done with the Lupron injections but still have lasting memories of the experience. It feels good to be done with that therapy.
The Effexor prescription appears to be helping with the hot flashes finally. Hopefully I will be done with this stuff soon.
Twenty-eight months post surgery and my PSA is 0.00 ng/mL. Woo-hoo!
The bladder issues and pads that I had to use daily are gone. Today I am 3 weeks post-surgery for a male sling and it works. Supposedly I was told that the surgeon that performed this surgery is the best in his field. All I know it is working and I haven†™t been this happy for a long time.
Today is 3 weeks post-surgery for a penile prosthesis to correct the ED issues. Had a follow-up yesterday with Urologist and he said that I am healing well and will be able to try out the device in 3 weeks. This is so exciting. No more injections, pumps, or disappointment. This is a huge change for quality of life.
My wife has been a huge support for me during these surgeries. Without her I don†™t know how I could have made it through this journey. She now is also excited for me, because when my quality of improves, so does hers.
Again I want to thank all of the Doctors, Nurses, and others at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and the University of Washington Hospital for the superior medical care and compassion that you have provided for me during this journey with Prostate Cancer.
God Bless and Peace be with you.