Just diagnosed. T1c, gleason 7 (3+4). It’s apparently contained so I’m told very curable. However, treatment can (note the qualifier) leave a man permanently impotent and can cause permanent urinary incontinence. In fact as I understand it, you get both for sure then maybe recover. Or not.
Obviously I need to find a surgeon (if I do surgery) or oncologist (if I opt for radiation instead) with a lot of experience and a track record of good outcomes. I have no idea how I’m going to do that. I’m going to talk to one of each next week on referral from my urologist, but I will def need to shop more. I’m 55 (and told I look 10 years younger), fit, single and sexually active, and not ready to give up sex. I told GF yesterday, and she instantly broke up with me.
I’ll also have to get the RV meth lab set up. Luckily I already have an evil goatee.