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LRP for chronic Prostatitis 2 years on

June 1st was my 2 year anniversary for my LRP for debilitating chronic prostatitis. This will be my final update as I don't think much is going to change from now onward. 

Symptoms

My pain has been reduced by 70% to 90% depending on the day. No more fevers or night sweats, since the surgery. I can sit down for hours now with very little discomfort. No more frequency or urgency. The remaining 10-30% discomfort is of a rectal nature sometimes after a sub optimal bowel movement if I allow myself to get constipated. I believe this may be left over scarring from the surgery but as long as I eat well and drink plenty it is a minor issue.

Side effects

I am fully continent and potent with good orgasms & no perceivable penile shrinkage that some report post surgery. In the early days after surgery I would ejaculate some urine mixed with pre-ejaculate fluid but not anymore. Just pre-ejaculate fluid at around a third of the volume of a full ejaculation. Of course I am sterile now but then I was almost sterile due to the prostatitis anyway so nothing lost there. My desire is unaffected and in fact better than it was when I was in agony from the prostatitis.

Conclusion

The agonising decision to do the surgery has turned out extremely well with no regrets. It is the bravest but most worthwhile decision I have ever made.  I can lead a normal life with no fear of prostate cancer in the future. 

Update (19/08/2015)

The remaining rectal discomfort described previously is almost completely gone whilst taking quercetin. When I tried quercetin (Prosta Q)  before  the surgery it had little to no effect. Now any reputable brand of quercetin/Bromelain is extremely effective.

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Comment by david b on July 10, 2013 at 2:46pm
Thanks for sharing your experience Nik. It is great to hear surgery turned out so well for you.
Comment by Rajesh Kumar on July 12, 2013 at 12:56am

Thanks for sharing your experience

Comment by Thomas Rodert on July 15, 2013 at 12:36am

Great to hear that you are doing well. Good luck, Nik.

Comment by Nik on July 18, 2013 at 3:30pm
Yes Blake, every morning! In the beginning though stimulation was required.
Comment by Rob on July 18, 2013 at 7:33pm
Nik thanks for your story very informative. Did they analyse your prostate after they remove it? If so did they find anything? Was there ever any proof that i was infection?
Comment by Nik on July 19, 2013 at 2:35am
They found inflammation in the prostate tissue but no bacteria tests were done I believe.
Comment by David on July 20, 2013 at 11:33am
Carl
Have you started physical therapy yet?
Comment by John haynes on July 16, 2014 at 4:45pm

Great to hear happy ever after case nik.. you give us all hope. what age was you when you had the op?

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