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At 10:06pm on June 21, 2009, jeffos said…
Dear Robert

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?
At 9:13pm on June 22, 2009, jeffos said…
Dear Robert

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.
At 11:01pm on June 25, 2009, imnotcrazy said…
good luck to you bob! godspeed ! please keep us posted!
At 8:48am on July 22, 2009, Jake James said…
Dear Robert,

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..

Thanks in advance..

At 9:01pm on July 22, 2009, Smith said…
Dear Robert,
How is recovery from your LRP going at this point in time. Have your symptoms changed since your last post right after the surgery? Do you still have symptoms? Thanks!

Hope all is well!
At 4:20am on July 23, 2009, Nik said…
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.

God bless

At 9:28am on August 29, 2009, jeffos said…
Dear Robert

How is your recovery? I hope everything is going well for you!

At 10:40pm on October 16, 2009, jeffos said…
Hi Robert

I hope everything is fine for you now, do you mind to tell us how you re doing now?


At 5:08am on February 13, 2010, jeffos said…
Dear Robert

It is a long time we didn't get any news from you: how is your recovery, i guess that everything should be ok now?

sincere regards
At 8:20pm on February 13, 2010, Robert Patterson said…

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.

At 8:40am on June 11, 2010, G8 GT said…
Hi Robert,

How have you been since the surgery? I have seen most of your posts, but I am curious if anything has changed? Thank you, and I hope you are well!

At 1:30pm on June 11, 2010, G8 GT said…
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.

Have a great weekend,

At 7:10pm on November 25, 2011, Robert Patterson said…

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.

At 7:30pm on June 9, 2014, bill johnson said…

Bob, Just joined the forum June of 2014.  Looks like it has been 5 years since your prostectomy.

Not sure if you still regularly participate.

it looks to be 5 years since your procedure -- how have things progressed.  Have you had any recurrence of cancer as biopsy indicated a gleason score5?

Prior to the prostate removal, what were your PSA readings?

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