Thank you for posting your experience; I wish you sincerely a rapid recovery and I am sure you will be 100% pain free within weeks. We all need in this forum to hear such happy ending story as this disease is really a prison.
May I ask you a question: what sort of prostatitis have you suffered of: bacterial or non-bacterial? did the urologists find any bacteria in your EPS?
Thank you for your answer, In fact I have been diagnosed with chronic non bacterial prostatitis following the 3 glasses test in Paris...they have checked using advanced biological equipment...but never find anything. I am 37 years old french living in Malaysia and I started to be sick in september 2008...I have been prescribed already 32weeks of different sort of Abx without major improvement as i even got big flare up while under abx treatment...I would like to try like you the injections technique before thinking about surgery.
I just read your comment..It's great that you are on the road to recovery..
Just a question.."This was no surprise to me as I believe most of the chronic prostatitis sufferers will develop cancer eventually-sorry fellows." What is the source of your information ? Are there any sites that you can point me to? I would very much like to do some research on it..
I send you my strongest positive thoughts for a speedy recovery. I hope you really enjoy sleeping on your back again-something I also have a problem with after an hour or so in that position! I totally agree that most prostatitis will turn to cancer eventually, although Im pleased it took 30 years in your case and was removed before reaching your nerve bundles.
We all look forward to hearing about your progress a few months in-Im sure it will be rapid with pain reduction & continence issue's.
I am doing very well. I have no pain whatsoever and am working out aggressively 3-4 times per week. I had not been on a bike in over 25 years. Now I work out on a stationary bike every other day with no discomfort. The only issue I have is my bladder which is not 100%. It has improved on a fairly continual basis but very slowly. Will the bladder recover 100%. Who knows? However, I have learned to live with it and it is not slowing me down. As I have mentioned before, the bladder issues in my case are not unexpected. The two operations that I had before (bladder neck and turp) which proved to be useless, both traumatized my bladder. Therefore, the radical prostatectomy was the third time around for my bladder. From what I can tell my erectile dysfunction improvement is right on course. Unfortunately, this operation was not available 10-15 years ago which is in hindsight when I should have had it. However, looking back and wishing your life would have developed differently is not a productive exercise. I am very grateful that the opportunity to have Dr Krongrad operate on me presented itself. I have no regrets.
Thank you for the reply Bob. I hope things continue to improve for you. It sure sounds like you are very, very active and that this surgery has given you some of your life energy back!
I am only 32, but this "disease" is very debilitating. I just came back from another urologist today, and while he was very nice and informative, I still left more confused. He wants me to try trigger-point physical therapy. I have decided I will give it 6 months to a year, and if it does not work, I will be requesting prostate removal with Dr. Krongrad.
I really appreciate you taking the time to give us an update. It helps put things in perspective.
To be perfectly honest, I did not push the envelope although I was golfing 8 weeks later. Could I have golfed earlier-absolutely. I just did not want to take any chances. I work out with weights on a regular basis but laid off for 4 months. Once again I was probably being conservative. I am sure that Dr Krongrad is right and 4 weeks is all you need from a technical point of view but I would double that and use 8 weeks. Having said the above, I developed scar tissue-side effect in a small %age of the surgery patients. I think it actually results from very tight stitching ( you can check this out ) which is exactly what you want. Getting this corrected is not a big deal but it causes discomfort and in my case it took a while to detrmine what the problem was. In looking back, I think this slowed me down a little at the front end of the surgery recovery. Hind sight is 20/20. The operation eliminated the prostatitis and the side effects have not been that bad. I made the right decision to have the operation. My quality of life has increased immeasureably.