Well today is one week since I left the hospital and things are very good. I did initially have some upset stomach problems and soreness but this has cleared up. The last three days have been exceptionally good for me. I have been busy at work and I feel like I have the energy to do what I need to do and I have been a lot happier too. Am I just waiting here for the other shoe to drop or is this going to be relatively easy? So far I have had no urinary symptoms other than a little more frequency.
That brings to mind that I was thinking recently that I have been called upon to describe in great detail my urinary activity as well as descriptions of the size, shape, color of the other deposit we all have to make. If you are getting treatment or you are about to, just get use to it. Everyone is interested in “how strong is your flow” or “do you have starting hesitation”, “does your stream start and stop”, “how often do you go”, ”how many times do you get up at night” and on and on. They have even managed to measure how much urine is left in my bladder after going to the bathroom. They have inspected the inside of my bladder and urethra with a scope that projected the image on a TV screen and I hear it is up for an Emmy. I must say I missed most of it because the scope that was being used seemed be as large as a fire hose and I "might" have been flopping around a bit on the table from the discomfort. With out a doubt the exterior has been scrutinized many times. And every Doctor I meet of course wants to do a DRE or stick a sizeable object into places where sun don’t shine. This all goes with the turf of having prostate cancer and/or urinary issues. If you have problems with anything I have said get over it!!! It is your life that we are talking about and your pride and your dignity have nothing to do with it, however your urinary track does. So suck it up and do EXACTLY what the doctor wants because it is in your best interest.
Because of all of this I can’t tell you how happy I am that at this point my symptoms are minimal. All of the potty talk is getting to me besides I do have my dignity to think of….