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Sat, Mar 28 8:50am · What is the average age of the gentlemen on here? in Prostate Cancer

I’m 75 and had an RPA when I was 49.

Mon, Feb 24 11:36am · Prostate Cancer: sex drive after surgery or other treatments in Prostate Cancer

We faced the same issues, and finally wrote a book, "Making Love Again – regaining intimacy after prostate surgery" By Virginia and Keith Laken. It is available at I hope this helps. By the way, Mayo has specialists that deal with male sexual disfunction. They helped me understand the processes that were probably impacted by the procedure.

Sep 10, 2019 · Had a biopsy done recently - they want to do another one! in Prostate Cancer

At 46 years old I started 3 years of biopsies and by the third year felt like a hunted animal. At the same time my PSA was rising to 7 or above. Once a positive finding for cancer was determined, only then did I undergo a prostatectomy. I’ll admit this was a very trying time for me. The diagnostic biopsies although uncomfortable, I felt the bigger issue was determining the course of action when the biopsies was positive. That was 34 years ago, and still cancer free.

Jun 30, 2019 · Caregiving: I’m frustrated and exhausted. in Caregivers

I’m a caregiver to my wife and we learned that replacing “I’m sorry” with “Thank you” changed the dynamics for both of us.

Jun 20, 2019 · Caregiving: I’m frustrated and exhausted. in Caregivers

I’m a caregiver, and I lurk more than post. A vented frustration is good input for me. I may not add to what is being said, but your posting helps me, and hopefully others. Thank you

Dec 11, 2018 · Prostatectomy soon in Prostate Cancer

I’m 72 and had the RPA surgery when I was 49 at Mayo Rochester, and I am still cancer free. If you experience post surgical long term effects (impotence, inconvenience etc.) there are many things they can assist to return you to an acceptable quality of life. They were there for us and we look back with no regrets. Good luck