- Jul 16, 2011
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So glad that you're doing well.So I wanted to give everyone an update on my progress, regarding my prostate cancer. I ended up going to Highland Hospital in Rochester NY. I had the first of two procedures yesterday and they were the absolute best. As I mentioned in my OP, at first I was a little put off by the initial phone call appointment, but after I got there and met with the urologist, all of my fears subsided. He was a super nice guy and spent quite a long time explaining everything they were going to do and what they felt the results would be.
I decided to go with radiation, instead of surgery. It really seemed like the best option, for me anyway. I'll be doing a second and final procedure next week and hopefully after that this will all be behind me. Oh and I was able to come home last night, which made me very happy.
I think the biggest thing I struggled with was having to have that darn catheter in. I had to keep it in all night and it wasn't pleasant. For those of you that have done this, then you know what I'm talking about. Even though it is emptying your bladder, it still feels like you have to pee, constantly.
The Dr. said the success rate with this type of procedure is 90% to 95%, so that was good news. And as it turns out this is a much more involved operation than I first thought. There were two Doctors and three anesthesiologists. Who'd a thought I was so important?
Finally, I really wanted to thank all of you for the well wishes, prayers and willingness to share your own personal experiences with me and everyone else. This is a great forum and the community of men and women here is an important part of my life. Thank you.