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I went and had the FLA done on Feb 13 by Dr. K in Houston. After talking with John (J12080) and his good results, I decided I could not wait any longer.
As some of you know, I tried the Itind procedure about 10 months ago with not so good results. It basically worked a little bit, but eventually I was back to what I was like prior to the procedure. So I felt something needed to be done.
I am 53 years old, and have been dealing with this for about 5 years. My prostate was not overly large, about 45 grams according to Dr. K. But he did say it was very hard, the hardest he had ever worked on. I don't know what that means, but I know he has worked on a lot of prostates.
This was not a painful procedure, other than the last shot he did, I felt more than the previous 6. I was also feeling the cooling circulating through my Bladder. Maybe it was the medication starting to wear off.
i haven't posted until now, as I was having difficulty peeing until a couple of days ago. I was wearing a Foley catheter for a week, and when it came out it was very difficult to urinate. That lasted for about a week. Just drips at a time. I did self cath 2-3 times a day in addition to dripping to totally relieve myself.
Then on the weekend, things opened up a bit, and I was at least peeing as well as I did before the procedure.
So I am still a work in progress, with blood still coming out when I pee. I expect things to continue to improve over the next month or so.
I was very impressed with the level of care given by Dr K and his nurse Samantha. They have been following up for the past two weeks checking on me.
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