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Old 11-27-2008, 09:15 AM   #8
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Re: Salvage radiation after Hormone Therapy?

Hi Martha,

Thanks for your input. I certainly hope that everything turns out well for your husband.
The problems you describe after radiation, is what scares me. I had problems after RP, as you read, and I certainly don 't want to have them again, or even worse! I guess I was really lucky after my surgery, because I only had to wear a pad for about 2 weeks and then I was okay after that. The scar tissue thing scares the hell out of me, because I had to make 2 trips to the emergency room after my RP because I couldn't urinate! Most uncomfortable and scary! The problem took about 6 weeks to show up after surgery.

I wouldn't hesitate to have the radiation, if it wasn't for the complications. I might still go that route, but I haven't decided yet. I see my urologist next month and depending on the results, I will have to decide on something.

Have a great day.....Lionel