Good to see the thread which is good from my and others point also and can help many people cheer!!
And the story continues. After my robotic surgery (5/2009), I am still cancer free. I am still having flow issues though. After 4 trips to the hospital for cystoscopies, and an even dozen trips to 3 different urologists to get dilated (damn that hurts!), my scar tissue is back. I am now scheduled for another trip to the hospital (University of Colorado)sometime in late September or early October. The plan is to do an open surgery to remove the scar tissue completely, removing the 1cm or so of the urethra, and then to reattach it to the bladder neck. This procedure is more intensive than the prostatectomy, and will require me to be off work for 4 to 6 weeks.
According to my specialist, they do this only 2 times a year, because normally the scar tissue can be broken up or cut away from inside of the urethra. Not in my case though. Damn the luck. I firmly believe the problems started with the use of the “wet clips” that migrated into the urethra, causing some blockage that then had to be removed, causing scar tissue. The clips are used for the nerves, so that the nerves are “spared” during the prostatectomy. The doc say there is a chance I will lose some nerves, and there is also the chance I may be incontinent after this surgery (I have been fairly dry since the robotic surgery, using normally 1 pad a day).
I feel confident that this surgery will take care of the scar tissue. I am hopeful for functional nerves after surgery, as well as a functional sphincter. Even if these two items are not functional afterwards, not having to get dilated every 4 to 6 weeks will be a good trade off, as these two things can be corrected.
Because of these additional problems, I have gotten pretty depressed. I think that this depression has created some problems at my work, and probably at home also. I hope that once I get back on feet, I will loose the depression and start enjoying my work and home life once again. I do have great support from my wife and family, and fair support from co workers.
Wish me luck, and I will try to post back when I can.
Age at DX: 55
2002 PSA = 2.56
2007 PSA = 4.75
1/15/2009 PSA = 7.51
Gleason 3+4=7(right): 3+3=6(left)
Bone Scan negative
Laparoscopic robotic da Vinci
Prostatectomy, with nerve sparing: 5/13/09
Total Gleason Score: 6(left); 7(right)
PTNM Stage – pT2c Nx Mx
Prostate weighs 40 grams
6/25/09 : 1st post-surgery PSA <0.01
9/14/09 : PSA <0.1
12/16/09: PSA <0.01
5/2010 : PSA <0.01
8/2010: PSA <0.01
Moshen Zargar is a Qualified Chiropractic consultant who has taken Chiropractic practice as a way of life for himself. Teamed with Janine Zargar and AKZ Management this Chiropractic Consultant has now ventured into Hospital management and churned out many a success stories for various hospitals and health care providers. It’s been almost a decade since this couple started working on the basics of Chiropractic. It’s been a tough journey spreading the benefits of Chiropractic in a society that just believes in pills and injections.
Really stictly believe the problems started with the use of the “wet clips” that migrated into the urethra.