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William E. Kesgard
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What is your score on the Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index (posted on home page)?
30
If you have been diagnosed with prostatitis, please tell us your story: age, duration of symptoms, treatments, results, and the like.
My name is Bill Kesgard, and I am a small business owner from Spokane, Washington. I struggled with the pain and sickness of Prostatitis for nearly a decade, and it affected my life in every way. I am now 4 months post-surgery, and I must admit that this was the best decision of my life.
I had struggled with prostate issues for several years, (over 10). The symptoms included chronic prostate infections, sickness, burning pain in the Prostate and overall daily fatigue. The first few years the symptoms were manageable with antibiotics. As the years passed, the antibiotics became less effective and required more frequent doses. The last two years I was on antibiotics more than I was off of them.
Over the years I saw a number of Urologists, who would perform the DRE’s and give me more antibiotics. My PSA’s were always fairly low, so nothing more was ever done. As the years passed I tried everything I could find to alleviate the problem. I tired different herbs, vitamin supplements, prostate massage and a number of other things. I even tried some special herbs from Doctor’s in India. My house looked like a pharmaceutical lab.
In 2008 and 2009, the problem escalated to a point where I was sick most of the time. My daily activities were interrupted by bouts of fatigue and sickness. Some days I was too sick to hardy get out of bed. I returned to the Urologists and each one ran the same tests again, only to find a low PSA, (never higher than 1.3), and just a slightly enlarged prostate. I begged the doctors to remove my prostate and one Urologist asked me to leave his office. Another one told me to, “Go home and live with it.” Over the years my business suffered because trips to clients involved travel and I was too sick to travel, and driving in a car for long distances was out of the question. There were days that I laid in bed so sick that I thought this must be what it was like to die. My digestive and immune systems were shot due to all of the antibiotics.
In 2008 I tried a new Urologist who suggested laser TURP. I had the procedure in the spring of 2008, and this helped in the short term with bladder function and less frequent urination, but within six months I was right back where I started with chronic infections.
I finally found Dr. Krongrad’s web site and we began corresponding back and forth. I was surprised that I actually spoke with the Doctor, and not his nurse. After a few months, I was on my way to Miami. In January, 2010, I had Dr. Krongrad remove my prostate. It was a major turning point in my life. Dr. Krongrad found cancer in both sides of the prostate. Since it was early stage and contained with good margins, not further cancer treatment was necessary. The surgery itself was relatively pain free, and I flew home 3 days later.
I am now at 4 months post-surgery, and feel wonderful. I wore depends for about 6 weeks while the bladder adjusted to things. After 6 weeks I was back in regular underwear with no problems. I am getting my strength back and exercising regularly. I have no prostatitis symptoms of any kind. The ED issue will take more time, but it is coming along.
For more information on me see: https://prostatitissurgery.com/WK_chronic_prostatitis.html
Which is your favorite prostatitis web site, forum, or blog?
http://www.ProstatitisSurgery.com
Do you have a web site?
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At 2:27am on November 25, 2013, Deepu said…

Hi William.. Hw r u feeling post surgery? I think its almost 3 yrs years since u had prostate removed. I hope u r leading a very wonderful life now. Hws ur health and hws the things going on after surgery?

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