Yesterday I saw the surgeon and we talked about all the different options available to me and I stuck to my guns and told him I want a radical prostatectomy. After going over all the tests I’ve undergone he agreed that it is the best course of action for me. We talked for a long time about Erectile Dysfunction and incontinence. I will come home from the hospital with a catheter and it will be there for about two weeks or so. Afterwards I will have to re-teach myself how to hold it. As far as the ED goes he claims that the neuro-vascular bundles on each side of the prostate will be spared so there is a good chance that I will be fully functional after the surgery.
He’s a real good guy. As it turns out we grew up about 3 blocks from each other. His name is R. Scott Owens and he’s considered the best in his business. We scheduled the surgery for Monday September 24th. I have a bunch of lab work and tests to undergo before the 24th and I am going to give a pint or two of my blood just in case I need a transfusion. I can’t wait until this is all over!