"I was unfortunately diagnosed with prostate cancer"
Posted by Future432 (as ),
It was early in 2007 that I was unfortunately diagnosed with prostate cancer, as the cancer was aggressive I was advised to have my Prostate removed by surgery before my bones were attacked. The operation was performed on May 1st 2007, but the 2 weeks estimated hospital stay developed into a five week one through problems arising. The care that I received was fantastic; I can’t fault the food, generous supply of in between drinks, cleanliness of the ward, but most of all the considerate nursing care and attitude. On the down side, no reflection on the NHS, my condition is worse now than when I was diagnosed. The surgeon was unable to remove all the cancer as it was attacking the prostate wall. Having had 4 weeks Radiotherapy I am now hoping that the remainder is now killed off. The worry that I now have are the inability to pass urine naturally, frequency and burning sensations. The only criticism is that when I had a catheter removed some 5 weeks ago, I was given a paper saying, “If it does not settle, see your GP”, (which seemed odd to me), but I phoned for an appointment and had to wait for over one week. The doctor said he could do nothing, but was good enough to fix an appointment up at the Hospital for me. This is again just over another week that I have to stand this pain. I have a gut feeling that I will soon be back on the ward.