Author Topic: Prostate Biopsy  (Read 7479 times)

clarion

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Re: Prostate Biopsy
« Reply #75 on: 03 July, 2013, 10:59:24 am »
Good luck with it.  I think you're in a good place for that sort of thing.
Getting there...

LindaG

Re: Prostate Cancer
« Reply #76 on: 03 July, 2013, 11:05:15 am »
Update on the situation so far. It seems to have been dragging on for months; Oh, it has.  I am having a radical prostatectomy on 20th July at Addenbrookes in Cambridge.  I will be off the bike for at least 6 weeks (stink!) I am hoping the side effects are not too bad and I can get them under control sooner rather than later.  At least things are moving now.  I am fed up with tests and scans.  It has more or less put paid to my audax season, not that I had that much planned anyway but I did have a couple of 200s and a 100 in my diary and I was hoping to give the Snow Roads permanent a go later in the year.  That will defo be off now.  Wish me luck, I am dreading it.  Operating theatres and me do not good bed fellows make (no pun intended).  Will be staying in Cambridge for a couple of weeks before heading back up to Aberdeen after the Op. :sick:

Good luck Viking. Do your exercises, it really helps. In a few months all this could be a bad memory.
lots of people going through this have found it extremely helpful to share and compare experiences so
If there are any support groups near you it might be an idea to contact them.

I have nursed hundreds of people after this procedure. I wish I could show you my memories of them afterwards,  coming back to say Hi and just getting on with their normal lives.

caerau

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Re: Prostate Biopsy
« Reply #77 on: 03 July, 2013, 11:11:40 am »
Oh what a good post by Lindagordinho there  :thumbsup:
 
I cannot follow that with anything profound but I certainly extend you my very best wishes.  Wishing you very well sir!  :)
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

Re: Prostate Biopsy
« Reply #78 on: 03 July, 2013, 12:55:47 pm »
All the very best for the op, Viking :)

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Re: Prostate Biopsy
« Reply #79 on: 03 July, 2013, 01:08:49 pm »
Good luck with the op, Viking.

TimC

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Re: Prostate Biopsy
« Reply #80 on: 03 July, 2013, 01:13:47 pm »
I hope it all goes well and you're back on the bike ASAP!

Re: Prostate Biopsy
« Reply #81 on: 03 July, 2013, 04:46:07 pm »
Good luck Viking.  Cambridge isnt *that* bad..   If you need any local help, feel free to PM me.

BrianI

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Re: Prostate Biopsy
« Reply #82 on: 06 July, 2013, 01:31:46 pm »
Good luck with the OP, Viking!

AAO

Re: Prostate Biopsy
« Reply #83 on: 07 July, 2013, 01:15:21 am »
Best of luck.

Re: Prostate Biopsy
« Reply #84 on: 22 July, 2013, 06:00:58 pm »
Hi Viking
hope you are doing well
what number on the Gleeson Scale of 1 to 10....?? 10 being NASTY..I was 7

I do hope you recover soon and you get nothing but 0.??s for your PSA  (0.?? is regarded as zero as there is always a bit floating about I was told

The following is a ramble about my own personal experiences after prostate cancer diagnosis. Talk about it chaps..prostate cancer is within us all.
Don't be embarrassed, the medics have seen it all before
I Have Had Ulcerative Colitis bowel disease for the last 47 years, an ex workmate got the same but was too embarrassed to see his GP. By the time I and the works manager got him to go it was too late..diagnosis to death in 6 weeks

Viking, like you I had an all round the houses trip before they discovered cancer
went to GP as was peeing a lot especially thru night
blamed it on the diabetes but tested psa levels which came back slightly elevated but "OK"
so sent to see insultant Justin case
prostate can swell with age closing the outlet etc
insultant did a TURPS, basically like coring an apple, to open up the pipe
think missus giving birth position with legs akimbo, epidural, and top of sturgeons head bobbing about on `tother side of of green sheet
6 weeks later at post op visit.......aaaaaaah!, weelll! sorrrry////////but
10%+ of the few grammes they removed are cancerous
referred to another insultant for treatment
what do you want, its 7 and the bad numbers start at 8 ?
OUT PLEASE
Oh good, we thought that was best too
seems they have meetings with ALL interested parties and have a vote
Hols were due, sent away to have a good one, a couple of weeks wont do any harm
suffice it to say that things went a bit awry, mystery illness 2 weeks before op
month in Darlington MH..nobody told my sturgeon
eventually had prostate out 6 months later when The James Cook at Middlesbro found out where I was
OP no problem, some other bits removed, lymph nodes etc, to check for spread. All ok
rapid recovery and chucked out a couple of days early
about 27 or close clips from inside belly button to as far south as they could go
why is there always 2 or 3 that don't want to come out
back at work after about 6 weeks...no lifting/exertions...AS IF ;D
bike after 10 or 12
PSA checks all ok, now on yearly telephone checks from oncology nurse. She sends me blood forms a couple of weeks earlier with rough tome she will call

CONS..JT will be shorter. think of prostate as knot in hose pipe and you have to cut it out, then pull the ends together to rejoin it  ::-)
as they have a rummage about in some sensitive areas nerves will be damaged thus you may be offered a weekly dose of Viagra to see if it helps, if you get my drift
for 2 years I struggled with incontinence, and the medics (pis*ed myself every time I got off the saddle, and had horrendous urine infections)
it appears a similar thing to a female prolapse happens with the neck of the bladder..no support..thats how it was explained to me..SOOOOO
OP # bloody 3...fitted with an `advanced sling`..couple of staples and a bit of rope 8)
and a bloody great scar the length of my perenium (he said it would be a small cut) not to mention 2 small pea sized lumps either side of the crotch.
Much better...think they were following the Swedes again...infections were because  bladder couldn`t empty properly
the last op put paid to any thoughts of JT even thinking of working again as the sturgeon said all the fibres had melded together after the prostectomy, and he had to loosen things to do his thing.
For loosen I think he meant rip apart as he /me had a bleedin` problem
Pro`s    I got the sympathy vote for bike stuff from the gaffer, B+Ms new light  Lumotec IQ2 luxos, new very expensive winter boots TOR Northwave from Rose..and
the Selle Italia with the mega slot, Brilliant, no pressure on perenium, something I have had bother with forever....all circa: £150 +-
So Viking, if you have got this far mate, the above is probably a worst case scenario, cr*p always happens to me
I hope sincerely that you don't have the same problems post op
the good news is
WE ARE ALIVE AND COPING
 unlike my son Paul, cancer claimed him 18th May this year


hellymedic

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Re: Prostate Biopsy
« Reply #85 on: 22 July, 2013, 06:40:32 pm »
So sorry to read about your son terryb. Your strength and fortitude amaze me!
Show there's light at the end of the tunnel, Viking.
Hope all goes well.

Re: Prostate Biopsy
« Reply #86 on: 27 July, 2013, 11:12:32 am »
Sorry to hear about your son Terryb.  Really sad but thanks for your experiences.

I had my op at Addenbrookes on 20th as planned.  Was evicted on Sunday evening but all seemed well.  Went back for a check up yesterday and to have catheter out.  Again, all seems well.  Everything hurts like hell but starting to ease off now.  Thanks for all your kind words and advice.  Much appreciated.  I will let you all know how it is going from time to time but SWMBO is limiting my on line time at the minute in the name of rest and recovery. :thumbsup:

Cheers
Cancer changes your outlook on life. Change yours before it changes you.

caerau

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Re: Prostate Biopsy
« Reply #87 on: 27 July, 2013, 01:06:45 pm »
Good to hear it went well Viking  - good luck with all else  :thumbsup:
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Re: Prostate Biopsy
« Reply #88 on: 27 July, 2013, 01:46:27 pm »
Glad to hear it went well, Viking :)

SWMBO is limiting my on line time at the minute in the name of rest and recovery

You shouldn't have told her about POBI.

BrianI

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Re: Prostate Biopsy
« Reply #89 on: 27 July, 2013, 08:47:41 pm »
Glad to hear the op went well,Viking.

Having had a case of prostatitis in the past, I'm hoping I wont have further issues in the future.....

BrianI

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Re: Prostate Biopsy
« Reply #90 on: 30 July, 2013, 01:24:24 pm »
Glad to hear the op went well,Viking.

Having had a case of prostatitis in the past, I'm hoping I wont have further issues in the future.....

Had to say that, didn't I.

Now seeing GP for waterworks / prostate related issues.....   ::-)

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Re: Prostate Biopsy
« Reply #91 on: 30 July, 2013, 03:19:18 pm »
Good luck with it being nothing too serious, Brian, and good luck to Viking again, and good luck to my Dad.

Men and their waterworks, eh?  I'm glad to have nothing wrong in that area now after having all the symptoms of an enlarged prostate a few years ago.  It just got better by itself.
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clarion

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Re: Prostate Biopsy
« Reply #92 on: 30 July, 2013, 03:26:56 pm »
Best of luck, Brian.
Getting there...

BrianI

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Re: Prostate Biopsy
« Reply #93 on: 30 July, 2013, 05:37:01 pm »
Well, I saw the worlds most dismissive GP, who palmed me off by saying that since nothing showed up on the urine dip strip test, there is nothing more that can be done until test results come back from the sample he'll send away for testing.  So no anti-biotics, no DRE ( :thumbsup:).......
Meanwhile, cut down on coffee / tea / coke / sugary food and more healthy stuff.   :P

hellymedic

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Re: Prostate Biopsy
« Reply #94 on: 30 July, 2013, 05:45:27 pm »
Methinks 'the world's most dismissive GP' is a multiple entity; there must be THOUSANDS who qualify for this title!

Kim

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Re: Prostate Biopsy
« Reply #95 on: 30 July, 2013, 08:33:00 pm »
Methinks 'the world's most dismissive GP' is a multiple entity; there must be THOUSANDS who qualify for this title!

Just as well, they wouldn't turn up to claim the award.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Prostate Biopsy
« Reply #96 on: 07 August, 2013, 11:20:40 pm »
My father got this in his mid-60s and didn't live to be 70 - that's why I fast for 8 days a month, never too late and check out this lady's lifestyle.

Very best of luck with treatment and recovery.

Re: Prostate Biopsy
« Reply #97 on: 12 August, 2013, 12:19:54 pm »
Just had some good news.  Had hystology results back and lymph nodes removed were clear and the margins of the prostate gland etc. they removed are clear.  This apparently means that they have probably got all the cancer. Phew! What a relief. :thumbsup:
Cancer changes your outlook on life. Change yours before it changes you.

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Re: Prostate Biopsy
« Reply #98 on: 12 August, 2013, 12:24:59 pm »
Great stuff :thumbsup:  Happy for you and hope it is all Fettled and as good as it can get soon.

caerau

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Re: Prostate Biopsy
« Reply #99 on: 12 August, 2013, 12:26:05 pm »
Wonderful news!!!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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