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I had my PAE on April 23rd , 2019. I went with Dr Justin P. McWilliams at UCLA. Today is Friday the 26th, 3 days after.
My prostate was 70CC with no median lobe issues. I am 54 years old and I live in Los Angeles. I had 3 complete retentions over the past 2 years and so it was time for me to take action.
I want to write a detailed report to this forum only because I would have never know of PAE if it were not for this forum. Today is day 3 and I will update over time.
The procedure itself was easy, but long, about 3-1/2 hours.
They put me under a twilight sedation, meaning I was awake. I may have dozed off here and there but I felt like I was present for the whole procedure.
After the procedure was done, Doc said everything went great !
I was discharged at about 4pm and my wife was there to drive me home in L. A. Rush hour traffic. It was a long 1-1/2 hr drive and I felt the need to pee the whole way. I had a pee bottle but it never got to that point. When I got home I pee’d a fiery stream that burned the head of my penis.
The first night was hell with intense pain at the end of my penis. I did not sleep a wink because I was up every 5 minutes to pee. Yesterday was better, peeing about every 20 minutes but still with intense pain and today, I am sitting here writing this with about 1-1/2 hours since last I pee’d. Pain is subsiding. I thought I would be back at work in 2 days, but not in my case!
Last night I was able to get some sleep and lasted about 3 hours before I awoke, it was a strange sensation…I always wake up about 3 hours after I go to bed with a strong urgency to pee, but last night seemed different, the urgency was not so strong. Something is changing in my body and I hope it keeps on going!
Right now, starting the stream is a little difficult, but it builds and I feel completely relieved. It is too early to see any real results. I am not on any Flomax or anything else. ( Except what Doc has prescribed for recovery, antibiotics and steroids. I refused Cipro by the way. )
I can say I am very happy with the young Dr. McWilliams and I am glad I stayed close to home for this procedure. Travel would have been difficult. ( I almost flew back east for Dr. Bagla ) I feel confident that Dr. McWilliams knows exactly what he is doing and hopefully I can update you all with good news over the next coming weeks and months.
As I said, it was in reading the posts from my BPH brothers on this forum that lead me to have this procedure done, so I want to contribute my experience for others. I have been reading these posts for many years and I have FINALLY done something about it.
Thanks to all of you!
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