Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Under The Knife

Not me, at least not this time.

A friend of mine in Atlanta went in for prostate removal. He's in his early 50s. Surgery, then radiation, best prognosis is a month or two to being continent, out of work for three months, six months to resume normal activities.

He's in my thoughts today.

5 comments:

Dan said...

Amen.

Borepatch said...

Damn. Best wishes for him.

Old NFO said...

Thoughts and prayers. That sucks!

Sherm said...

I suspect things will pan out differently. He'll be wanting to go back to work within a month. Continence is a open question. I took six weeks, some take a year.
Radiation, while draining for some, may not bother him at all. I just took an hour out of my work day for the radiation. A friend had to take a nap every time to help him recover.
Healingwell.com has a prostate cancer forum that can prove useful.

lee n. field said...

Best prognosis for continence -- it can take quite a bit longer than that. Radiation will screw with that as well.

There's a lot of different ways prostate cancer can go. I had mine out last Sept. PSA didn't go to zero, started rising again. Now, I'm undergoing a course of radiation. "60 to 65 percent" chance that will fix it. After that...?

And Lupron is no fun at all.