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Offline SIR REAL ED

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Re: Menís health message
« Reply #60 on: March 22, 2023, 06:19:18 PM »
I will be getting a colonoscopy and endoscopy on the 27th of this month to make sure I havenít sprang any leaks.
If I have, itís more than likely due to not using the correct oil weights in my machine 🤔😂

Hopefully they won't find the threads on your drain plug hole are stripped.  Drilling that out and adding an Thread-Lok or Helicoil might be an uncomfortable procedure.

This probably doesn't need to be said, but before Huzo says it:  "Pleased don't post pictures or video from your colonoscopy or endoscopy!   :wink:
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Re: Menís health message
« Reply #61 on: March 22, 2023, 06:24:12 PM »

My brother and I have benign prostatic hypoplasia, which means big angry swollen prostates without cancer. It means we have chronically high PSA.

Did you or your brother ever ask the doctors "Why is my prostate so angry?"
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Re: Menís health message
« Reply #62 on: March 22, 2023, 06:28:06 PM »
One of my high school buddy's father had to go in for a colonoscopy.

Afterwards his father was complaining about the procedure.

His son replied "Stop your complaining!  I don't feel sorry for you.  I kinda feel sorry for the guy watching the computer screen.  Do you really think he was having a good day?"

Life is good when the fathers know they are too old to put up a good fight!!!  You can say anything you want!!!   :evil:



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Re: Menís health message
« Reply #63 on: March 22, 2023, 07:54:07 PM »
My doctor told me about 2% of his colonoscopy patients skip the anesthesia. Colonoscopy is really a non-event. The prep is the only really nasty part of the whole procedure. I'd rather drive myself (bike) home after the video interlude.
Often the doctor is very chatty because it's one of the few times he gets to talk with his patient and discuss the procedure and his tools. One time the doctor proudly exhibited the scope (after a rinse) showing me all the articulations it performed and available tools it possessed.
You also get to see who is good at his task and who should probably be working for Roto-Rooter. Like the "good guy" explained he knows all the turns and twists and runs the course anticipating them as he goes. Last one was with a quiet doctor, but the nurse was chatty and gave a full narration of each and every part of the video.  ....and since you starved for the procedure you get cookies or muffins afterward.
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Re: Menís health message
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Re: Menís health message
« Reply #64 on: March 26, 2023, 04:18:09 PM »
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Did you or your brother ever ask the doctors "Why is my prostate so angry?"

Yeah. Answer: It's idiopathic. That is, no one knows the cause. Most prostates continue to grow slowly with age, but as George Orwell said, some are more equal than others. May have to do with hormone changes, may be genetic. Our mother (and her mother) died of breast cancer, so there may be a genetic component.

As for angering your prostate, some of the information in this thread suggests that riding might have something to do with it. My brother is a top age-category bicycle racer.
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Re: Menís health message
« Reply #65 on: March 26, 2023, 04:45:21 PM »
Asked the Head of Urology at Brigham & Woman's (who removed my prostate) if a lot of bicycling then a lot of motorcycling could have caused any of my prostate problems. His response was an emphatic "NO".
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Re: Menís health message
« Reply #66 on: March 26, 2023, 07:33:15 PM »
Asked the Head of Urology at Brigham & Woman's (who removed my prostate) if a lot of bicycling then a lot of motorcycling could have caused any of my prostate problems. His response was an emphatic "NO".

All of my docs said NO as well.

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Re: Menís health message
« Reply #67 on: March 30, 2023, 10:46:37 PM »
I am sharing a positive message regarding prostate cancer as I lie in bed 24 hours post op having my prostate surgically removed.
The message is simple: get a PSA blood test annually to detect if there is a likelihood of cancer. Because my cancer was detected after a quick rise in the PSA score I am expecting a full recovery and free of cancer.
Should you find yourself in these circumstances understand that if detected early the 10 year survival rates are close to 95%.
Secondly, if you are to have a prostate biopsy ask for a MRI fusion assisted biopsy, this new technique helps the urologist pin point where to extract tissue samples.
Third point; if the biopsy is positive ask for a full body PET scan, this technique uses a specific nuclear isotope to detect the spread of prostate cancer at the cellular level and will allow the surgeon to remove all cancer cells that have been detected.
I had a very aggressive form of prostate cancer but due to all the steps I have described, taken in quick succession, I am expected to have a full cure.

Thanks for hearing me out

Jim

Jim, sorry I'm a little late to this party, haven't been on the website for awhile.   Had my prostate enucliated almost two years ago.  Quite a change in quality of life, for the better.  I was non cancerous but extremely enlarged, high PSA and it was affecting other organs.  Hope you're doing well and healing fast.
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Re: Menís health message
« Reply #68 on: March 30, 2023, 10:58:30 PM »
Jim, sorry I'm a little late to this party, haven't been on the website for awhile.   Had my prostate enucliated almost two years ago.  Quite a change in quality of life, for the better.  I was non cancerous but extremely enlarged, high PSA and it was affecting other organs.  Hope you're doing well and healing fast.

Thanks for the kind words.

Its been 4 weeks since my surgery and I feel real good! I have been going to physio a couple times a week working on pelvic floor and core muscles and I can feel the progress. No bladder problems which is a real pleasant surprise after all the warnings I received to expect a loss of control. I have to hold off lifting anything heavy for a couple more weeks. Almost sleeping through the whole night without having to get up and pee!
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Re: Menís health message
« Reply #69 on: March 31, 2023, 05:52:18 AM »
Good news is always welcome!   :grin:

Very glad you're on the mend and the surgery was successful.

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