Georgia I would be happy to provide information. The procedure was done under general anesthesia; there was some soreness in the perineum area for a couple of days and my scrotum was a little swollen, but I never felt the need to take even 1 of the pain pills provided by the doctor. I wore a catheter for 1 week post surgery and then had to catheterize myself for another week until the prostate swelling subsided. I have had no real side effects from the procedure with the exception of no longer ejaculating and not getting erections without the aid of a pump. It has been 2 years since my procedure and I would do it again if I had to. Please feel free to contact me anytime about this procedure; My email address is my username at gmail.com. If you and/or your husband want to talk about my experiences, I will provide my phone number to you via email. I want to wish him well in his decision; whatever it may be.
I really wish I could give you sound advice in this matter, but like one other fellow on here, my wife has no sex drive. We have been married for 28 years and I was diagnosed with PC in 2011 when I was 52. I did not have a radical prostatectomy but opted for an Irreversible Electroporation of the Prostate. I have type 2 diabetes so my erections were not very good prior to my PC. My doctor flat out told me that, no matter which procedure I selected, that my erections would definitely not improve and would probably get worse, which they have. I get chubby every now and then when I am watching or reading porn, but nothing that would be good enough for penetration. A VED works for me, sort of. I can pump up an erection, but it is not as strong or hard as before.
I agree with Dr. Tareen; your husband should see a urologist. I don't know where you are located, but if you are anywhere near Atlanta, I can recommend Dr. Jaime Wong of the Jenkins Clinic. He is my doctor and has been nothing but forthcoming with me. He has offered me the injections, but with my wife having no sex drive, I figured that it would be a waste of money. If my wife had your drive, I would already be trying out the injections and may even have an implant by now. Please see someone who specializes in ED, if only to save your marriage and your sanity. I know how frustrating it can be with a high sex drive and your partner not interested. I have not had sex with my wife for over 2 years. You would think that she would want sex more from me now since I no longer ejaculate so things are less messy. Of course, she once told me that if she never had sex again, it would not bother her in the least and this was before the PC. It really bothers me, however, because sex has always been an important part of who I am. The thing that bothers me the most is the inability to ejaculate. I have orgasms, which are as intense as they always were, but they are dry. I miss the mess. Anyway, i hope this helps you. I want to wish you much luck in your relationship with your husband and solving this problem. PC is definitely a couple's disease and both sides really need to work together to deal with the side effects of the disease and the treatments or your relationship will dissolve.View Thread
My latest PSA was 0.3. I am impotent and can only get erections with a pump. I only have dry orgasms. I am cancer free and have no bladder or bowel issues. I had to wear a catheter for a week after the procedure and then had to catheterize myself for about another week after the catheter was removed. I have had no issues since. I was back to working within 3 days of the procedure. I wish you luck with your procedure choice.View Thread
Does anyone know of a legitimate, affordable source for daily cialis? I had the Nano Knife procedure done a year ago. My doctor prescribed daily cialis for me for penile rehabilitation, but my insurance refuses to pay for it because I still have a prostate. Had I had a radical prostatectomy, it would not be an issue, but because I still have it they won't pay for the prescription. I would love to be able to take this medication, but I cannot afford the full cost. if anyone else is in this predicament and have any suggestions to obtain this medication at a reasonable cost, I would appreciate it. Thanks.View Thread
My PSA test went very well. My PSA was 0.3, down 2 points from December. My doctor is very pleased with my results thus far. I had ED prior to the procedure due to type 2 diabetes and being overweight. My doctor told me that this procedure would not improve my ED and would probably make it worse. You should speak with your doctor about ED after the procedure. I think that if you don't have it before, you will fare better than I did. I am unhappy about the ED, but it is better than the alternative had I not done anything about the cancer. At least I still have my prostate and there is a possibility that it will re-generate itself and possibly work again in the future. Anyway, good luck with whatever treatment you decide upon. I am not unhappy with my decision and would do it again if necessary.View Thread
I would be happy to. I am 54 and was diagnosed last February. My PS was 6.4, up from 4.1 a year earlier. I was a Gleason 7 (3 4) with 7 of 12 positive samples. All 6 on the right lobe and 1 on the left. I chose the Nano Knife because I could keep my prostate and have it again, or choose some other form of treatment should that become necessary. I am now almost 9 months post-procedure. I have no leakage issues, but cannot achieve an erection without the use of a pump. I also no longer ejaculate and have dry orgasms. I really miss that, but at least I am cancer free. my 3-month PSA was undetectable and my 6-month one was 0.5. I will post my 9-month PSA in early March. I am feeling fine and am having no issues other than the lack of erections. I miss them, but at least I have a pump to help me out. The procedure went very smooth. I wore an in-dwelling catheter for a week post-procedure and had to catheterize myself for about another week afterwards. Not too terribly inconvenient if I do say so myself. Let me know if you need any other info.View Thread
I was diagnosed with PCa this past February, PSA 6.4, up from 4.2 the previous year, Gleason 7 (3 4), DRE negative, bone scan negative. I opted for a treatment called a Nano Knife, technical term is Irreversible Electroporation of the Prostate. This procedure basically consisted of putting electrodes into my prostate and building up an electrical field of 3000 volts. Essentially it killed my prostate. my 3-month checked showed a PSA of undetectable. I have been extremely pleased with my treatment by Dr. Jaime Wong of the Jenkins Clinic in Atlanta. This procedure is only 2 year old, but it was the right decision for me. I had to wear a catheter for a week and took no pain medication. I did have to catheterize myself for about 10 days after the catheter was removed until the swelling of my prostate subsided. I did have some urinary leakage for about a month, but nothing embarrassing. I did wear diapers for about a week and then pads for another week. The only lasting side effect is severe ED. I do have a pump which does work and am fighting with insurance to pay for daily Cialis. All in all, I am very happy with my treatment. I want to wish you the best of luck with your choice of treatment.View Thread
You're welcome, Fran. I am more than happy to provide any help that I can. Concerning the biopsy, tell you husband to insist that he be put under anesthesia for the procedure. I was under conscious sedation, which is not as deep as general anesthesia, but you don't feel a thing. you come out of it very quickly and feel very rested. I had the same kind of sedation for a routine colonoscopy. I felt nothing during my biopsy and had very little discomfort after it. There was a little blood in my urine for about a week and my ejaculate was very dark blood red for 2 to 3 weeks. I never had any pain.
We told our family the day I got the results back on my biopsy which was about a week after. My baby brother actually had PCa at the same time that I did. His was actually much worse that mine and he ended up having his prostate and bladder removed. He is doing very well since his operation and is also cancer free.
It would not hurt to contact Dr. Wong because he may know someone in your area that he can recommend.
Please tell you husband that if he does have PCa, don't make any rash decisions about treatment. Most urologists are surgeons and will recommend surgery and pressure you to have it done right away. Do research before you select any treatment. PCa is a very slow growing cancer so there is no rush to treatment. There are advances in this all of the time.
If your husband wishes to talk to me, he can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I also will be most happy to give him my cell number if he wishes to speak to me.View Thread
One addendum to my previous post. I had the procedure I selected in June of this year. my first PSA post-procedure was done in September, 3 months after the procedure. I am happy to say that the resulting PSA was undetectable. Dr. Wong was very please with those results as were my wife and I.