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  • Himads has replied to a post on the message board

    First of all, are you having a radical prostatectomy? I had one in May of 2018. Following the surgery, I was eating a good amount of tomatoes, salmon, tofu, steamed vegetables, beans (black, pinto), tofu with vegetable soups, miso soup. I stayed away from dairy and meats. I now eat some fish and occasionally chicken but am trying to eat mostly vegetarian. I have pretty much eliminated most dairy products. I switched ...

    April 07 at 3:51 PM view post
    • Himads has replied to a post on the message board

      Hi Ralph66, I have no specific recommendations. Just want to offer my support. I had a radical prostatectomy in May of 2018, so I am interested in this discussion. Best of luck to you and others dealing with this issue.

      February 24 at 9:25 PM view post
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        Popsy, I enjoyed reading your story with Efudix. Yeah, it's a real trip. I have done it twice during the past 15 years and it was pretty rough at times. I used it on my face, lips, and scalp. The lips were difficult. There was a point for about 5 days where I couldn't eat any solid foods and was mostly consuming smoothies through a straw because if I were to open my mouth too wide, the lips would start bleeding. Yuk...

        January 21 at 4:46 PM view post
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          Hi LP, I tread your note with great interest. For what it's worth I will share my situation. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in late February of 2018 and had robotic surgery in May. The surgery went well, the margins were clear, and the side effect profile is improving. Not too much problems with ihncontinence. Sexual functioning is not back yet even with Cialis. Considering moving to the injection option for e...

          January 21 at 4:39 PM view post
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            Hi John, Good to hear that that the incontinence is continuing to improve. This whole ordeal is quite a trip, isn't it? I'm now almost 5 months post surgery and the incontinence is minimal, only occasional instances of some stress incontinence and those probably would not happen if I would pee every 90 minutes or so. Best wishes to you as well.  Himads

            October 02 at 2:54 PM view post
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              Hi John, Glad to hear your are improving with the incontinence issue. Keep doing those Kegel exercises. While they are kind of a pain to do, I believe they are helpful. I do most of mine in the car while I'm driving.  Have you heard anytrhing from the post-surgery path report. I hope your margins are clear.  Alright, hang in there John.  Himads

              September 24 at 7:35 PM view post
              • Himads has replied to a post on the message board

                Hi John, Thanks for the update and congratulations on completing your surgery. I did not have any nausea but I understand this is one of the common side effects. I hope that has subsided. I hope your catheter is out by now and you are continuing to recover. Have you got the results from your pathology report yet?  I am scheduled to review my first PSA results post surgery (I had surgery done on May 7) tomorrow...

                September 10 at 10:59 AM view post
                • Himads has replied to a post on the message board

                  Hi John, Good to hear from you and you seemed to have done your homework. And yes, that was exactly my line of thinking with respect to the three traditional options. Post-surgery, I would have had several options with respect to additional treatment. For what it's worth, my biopsy results and yours are quite similar. I elected to do the robot-assisted radical prostatectomy. Post surgery, the path report came back ...

                  June 18, 2018 view post
                  • Himads has replied to a post on the message board

                    Hi Ralph, I cannot offer any information about the ankle swelling but am writing to offer support. I am one month post radical prostatectomy and am dealing with the usual issues - incontinence, abdominal pain around the incision points, etc. I haven't addressed the ED issue yet, but will be after some time and additional healing.  Best of luck to you in your continued recovery. Best regards, Himads

                    June 10, 2018 view post
                    • Himads has replied to a post on the message board

                      NickT, Thanks for your reply. A couple of months sounds about right, but we'll see. I think I was equating returning to normal activities with returning to pre-surgical level of functioning. Yeah, this is going to take awhile. I'm still pretty sore around several of the surgical sites and the incontinence is getting a little better. I hope you are doing well with your continued recovery and that  your PSA's re...

                      May 31, 2018 view post
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