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PostSubject: Re: What a week,    Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:36 pm

So you are already on medication for an enlarged prostate then andsome, same as me?
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PostSubject: Re: What a week,    Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:04 pm

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So you are already on medication for an enlarged prostate then andsome, same as me?

Finasteride and tamsulosin

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PostSubject: Re: What a week,    Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:29 pm

they're obviously not effective then??
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PostSubject: Re: What a week,    Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:34 pm

You might find that, despite medication, they have to go poking about up the drain pipe to remove some meat.

They had two goes with me before I was signed off as "free of prostate and erections"

Finasteride is still on my list of "old man's prescribed beneficials".
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PostSubject: Re: What a week,    Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:39 pm

I am fully expecting an invasion of my private bits and pieces at some later stage

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PostSubject: Re: What a week,    Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:41 pm

davo wrote:
they're obviously not effective then??

First finasteride for some years on its own was great,then I needed the two,now they are loosing their affectiveness. I first has an enlarged prostate in my fifties.

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PostSubject: Re: What a week,    Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:58 pm

I cannot pee. Something to do with the bladder neck being tight. It's not prostate trouble. Had all examinations including a camera into that area. The problem dates back 30 odd years when one of my kidneys was removed. They remarked that my bladder also wasn't emptying very well. The difficulty peeing got worse, probably over the last 6 or 7 years until there came a time I couldn't get rid of any. Anyone who has had this problem will know how painful that can be.

The problem is overcome by 'use-once-and-dispose-of-it' catheters. I can't go anywhere without a secret supply of them hidden somewhere on me or near me. It's one of the reasons we can't go on holidays.

I mean, how many times do we need to visit the loo a day? I have to estimate how long I'm going to be out and how many pees I might need that day, let alone worrying about a number of days. I'd have to carry a small suitcase full of catheters for a holiday. The result of being caught out without them could be serious and perhaps not exaggerating to say 'critical'. Add to this Mrs Mart being in a wheelchair (in pain a lot of the time) and trips away from home for any length of time are a bygone option.

Apparently, an 'atonic' bladder (not atomic Smile) is caused by a message from the brain not getting through that tells the bladder neck to relax and the bladder to contract. Both parts are necessary in order for a bladder to empty out naturally. Not an uncommon problem if you research it.

I have a tumour on my remaining kidney but it hasn't grown any in two and a half years and both the consultant, the oncology nurse and I are happy to just scan it once in a while.

Isn't it funny that all this is wrong yet I still have loads of energy for walking and cycling for miles. I look healthy too. So long as I have my catheters with me and can hide using them (cubicle job), nobody would suspect I had anything wrong. Not unless I told them ..or unless they have known me for years.
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PostSubject: Re: What a week,    Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:12 pm

and we thought we had problems!!! hat
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PostSubject: Re: What a week,    Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:30 pm

Strangely enough, when living with self-catheterising and having got used to it, it doesn't seem much of a problem. It's not a painful thing to do and I just treat it as part of everyday life now. The thought of having to do this every time a pee is needed is actually worse than doing it ...once it's got used to. Loads better than the alternative of not being able to empty out anyway.

Something missed out is that I have been admitted to hospital a few times over the years because of small tumours in the bladder that had to be lasered away. This causes bleeding in the bladder and it's necessary to stay on the ward with a permanent catheter and a flushing system inserted until the bleeding stops. This can be a good number of days. I think this probably has contributed to the way things are now ..but I feel OK, really.
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PostSubject: Re: What a week,    Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:20 pm

A friend of mine used them for many years until he died at almost ninety

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PostSubject: Re: What a week,    Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:20 pm

Yes, well I'm going to be the same. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: What a week,    Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:37 am

Mart wrote:
Yes, well I'm going to be the same. Smile

Die at 90 ?

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PostSubject: Re: What a week,    Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:41 am

No, older than that. Smile
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