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 Post subject: Re: Prostate problems
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:23 am 
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Couldn't resist this Rob-

The year is 2013. There are machines which can look through skin and see bones. There are machines which keep you alive when your brain and heart have stopped. There's even a machine that can tell you who your parents are with a single drop of spit. However, when I need my prostate checking, a man sticks his finger up my arseh0le and wiggles it about a bit.

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 Post subject: Re: Prostate problems
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:18 pm 
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Couldn't resist this Rob-

The year is 2013. There are machines which can look through skin and see bones. There are machines which keep you alive when your brain and heart have stopped. There's even a machine that can tell you who your parents are with a single drop of spit. However, when I need my prostate checking, a man sticks his finger up my arseh0le and wiggles it about a bit.

:shock:


A bit? I wish. They are both Spanish. Felt like they'd dropped 5 Pesetas down the back of the sofa. Am sure one of them lost his watch. The other bloke found it and turned it back an hour.

Oh well, I'll worry about my dignity later. I'm not so fekkin daft to let anything like that bother me.

I did say to one of them 'Oi ! moobs first, I'm no slag'

:D :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Prostate problems
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:47 pm 
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Got my results I have a small tumour. On their scale it is of the lowest score and the medico reckoned if left alone it would take 2 years to double.

It is contained within the prostate and he feels it won't migrate.

A group of radiologists, oncologists etc etc ( 6 in all) meet every Tuesday. They will call me to see them in about two weeks after that to discuss the way forward.

Physically, I feel fine, but since it's come as a bit of a shock, I'm not returning to work until the new year.

Since there are people taking days off with colds I intend to tear the arse out of this ( no pun intended)

So it's sicknote terrace here today - poor Cook and her post op nasal polyps and me feeling sorry for myself.

Hey ho, hopefully a few radioactive beads up the balloon knot should do the trick I reckon.

If not, at least I'll glow in the dark and save on leccy.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:04 pm 
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Elvis wrote:
PAE for short.

Read all about it:

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
http://www.uhs.nhs.uk/OurServices/Radio ... ation.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;



Went down there Oct 2012, poorly organised and wasn't at all happy with the very flippant consultant or his comments about my BPH. Eventually went down the TURP route in Nov and after about 6 or 7 weeks things settled down nicely and have been fine since.
Prior to this, I was having to be catheterised about 2 or 3 times a year for a week to 10 days at a time.


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 Post subject: Re: Prostate problems
PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:29 am 
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Got my results, I have a tumour. :shock:

Goods news according the to medico:

Low Gleason score

If left he reckons it'd take two years to double in size

It's in the middle of the left lobe so reduced risk of it going elsewhere

Referred to a specialist team who meet Tuesday, they'll call me in a couple of weeks to discuss.

Came home with a shed load of books and leaflet's.

Treatments include

Wait and watch. Yeah right, sod it I know it's in there, so do they

brachytherapy (Radioactive seed implant)

Plus a load of other option.

Second one will do me - I'm firing blanks anyway.

Scary thing is no one knows how long it's been there, or if left how long it'd taken me to find it as I was being tested for something else. ?

:shock: :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Prostate problems
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:20 pm 
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Always a massive worry being given the T or C word, but it sounds like your case is one of the better ones. The old man had his removed completely around 2 years ago, but he is all OK now, still pottering around at 71 years old.

As you say, the scary thing is not knowing the little bugger was there and had you not been treated for something else, when would you have found out? I am told that one of my forthcoming birthday 'treats' is to be a rummage around the back-alley. Wow and all I asked for was some aftershave!

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 Post subject: Re: Prostate problems
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:41 pm 
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Really, it's only through personal experience(s) that you start looking, learning, reading threads like this.

My brothers have double the chance of getting it because I have, 40% of men over 70 have it anyway.

Seems the scale or worse case scenarios are:

Infertility. Check
incontinence. Not quite. :D
Impotence. :shock: Only had one or two temporary setbacks in that area. All in working order at 6.30 today :mrgreen:
Death. Well, we all go one day, it's just a matter of timing. Trouble is, I'm too busy at the mo.

Having genned up on it as much as I could I was 50/50 waiting for the doc's announcement.

Had he said you have lung cancer I would probably have keeled over on the spot.

Oh well, fear the worst and hope for the best.

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 Post subject: Re: Prostate problems
PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:49 pm 
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Rob wrote:
Really, it's only through personal experience(s) that you start looking, learning, reading threads like this.

My brothers have double the chance of getting it because I have, 40% of men over 70 have it anyway.

Seems the scale or worse case scenarios are:

Infertility. Check
incontinence. Not quite. :D
Impotence. :shock: Only had one or two temporary setbacks in that area. All in working order at 6.30 today :mrgreen:
Death. Well, we all go one day, it's just a matter of timing. Trouble is, I'm too busy at the mo.

Having genned up on it as much as I could I was 50/50 waiting for the doc's announcement.

Had he said you have lung cancer I would probably have keeled over on the spot.

Oh well, fear the worst and hope for the best.

I wish you the best Rob. Sounds like you are on the right side of this. Keep doing what they say and take their advice. If you're not happy , get the other opinion you are entitled to.
Either way , good luck mate.

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 Post subject: Re: Prostate problems
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:34 am 
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Back at SGH again this week. Saw some very nice, no nonsense bods. Brachytherapy it is. I'm pencilled in for 'mapping' on the 29th and implant on 12th Feb - subject to confirmation.

Let's hope the treatment is as efficient as the service to date.

The seeds are about 1 mil diameter and 3 mil long. depending on the 'design' they are joined with fine silver wire or summat.

It looks like 5amp fuse wire. :shock: :shock:

Image

They showed me the needles they use to implant them too. :shock:

First thing that came to mind was 'Knit one, purl one'

:D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Prostate problems
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:21 pm 
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Thought I'd give this a bump.......

Abridged version:

X-Rayed a.m Tuesday in and out before appt. time, back home.

Returned at 6pm

Bunged me in a private room because I'd be radioactive

Are you hungry?

Daft question

Tea and sarnies

Visiting time, girls arrive with 'food parcel'

9pm beddy boo-boos

6am Lights on' Good Morning Vobert time for enema please'

'Oooh lovely'

6.10am to 6.40 - whoosh and sploosh

6.45 shower, gown and back to bed

11.50 off to theatre - what a fekkin swizz - no films showing

1.15pm oi fatty, wake up

eh?

oh, hello Robert, are you awake?

CT scan and back to ward

are you hungry?

What is this, more daft questions?

Ate lunch

Sleep

Finished food parcel

Sleep

5.30 Supper time !

Beef stew, dumplings followed by apple crumble & custard, tea and bikkies!

Back to sleep.

Op went well, removed my catheter, (ouch) bladder scanned and sent home at 8pm

Downside - had been referred to X-Ray as a precaution by my Doc as prostate 'secondaries' usually metastase in the spine.

Told Consultant - 'Utter rubbish, with your PSA and all we've done so far, there's a 1 in 10,000 chance.'

In short, he's had patients with no history of back trouble end up with problems due to proximity of everything and the sciatic nerves.

Reckons the biopsy aggravated it, followed by the mapping, made worse by a week sitting at work. I've now had the implant and as he predicted I am now f****d, - completely spaccad up with my back. (Laying a floor last week had nothing to do with it I'm sure, so I never mentioned that bit)

Pee-ing OK, no claret, mild discomfort and no bleeding in the barse area. So far.

How long it takes for potential side effects to manifest themselves they never said.

So far everything 'works' I even woke up in a small tent !

Got a 'cerstificate' for work for 2 weeks. The doc has left a gap, it'd be terrible if someone wrote a 1 in front of the two wouldn't it?

That said, it might be that my glowing goolies are the last of my problems.

Have 2 tablets to be taken once a day

One to be taken twice

One to be taken 3 times

I'm rattling.

Er....thassit.

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 Post subject: Re: Prostate problems
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:19 pm 
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Bloody hell Rob, sounds quite an ordeal!

Glad you are now out of there and the procedure is now behind you.

Sounds like your doc was covering his arse by putting your's through a trial! Sounds like your consultant knows his stuff.

I am a bit p*ssed of with Sarfend Gen. My other half's uncle was admitted several weeks ago following a respiratory arrest (he had a lung removed 2 years ago due to cancer, but was then all-clear). Poor sod was treated with some anti-biotics and kicked out. A week later he had a similar respiratory arrest and was taken in again. They ran some tests on him and then kicked him out again. Poor sod then had another respiratory arrest the next morning (29th Jan). He was blue-lighted to Sarfend Gen where he had a cardiac arrest in the ambulance. Got him to hospital and he passed away that afternoon. The coroner wasn't happy and they undertook an autopsy; found that the hospital had missed a raging infection in his remaining lung. F*ck knows who was treating him - Lennie Peters probably. Poor sod, wasn't his time to go. Attended his cremation at Sutton Rd Crem Tuesday this week. He was 74, not young but certainly not ancient by today's standards.

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 Post subject: Re: Prostate problems
PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:52 am 
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Sorry to hear of your loss OMD and the circumstances. It seems that healthcare can be a lottery. My last surgery in Shenfield were bloody useless. You had to be ill three weeks in advance.

I've been ultra critical of the NHS in the past, but I have to say, the care and service I've received to date from the local practice and SGH has been superb.

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