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The Rezum lasted exactly 3 years. I was getting up much more frequently. I took the IPPS survey and found that my scores had gone back up (to severe) so I went to the see the doc. The good news is that I don’t need a biopsy, PSA is below normal. The only symptoms mainly is my nocturia which was up to about 3-4 times a night, up from about one, once I got the Rezum in gear.
Again, I feel like the cystoscopy was as painful as the procedure itself, well just a tad less but if you can take that, you can take the Rezum. The doc did put me on Flomax once more which I really hated. It took about 30 days for me to see an improvement but more noticeable at 45 days and went back down to 1,2 of waking to urinate.
I am in better overall health this time around than last. I’ve lost 60 pounds and doing more exercises w/the core and isolation exercises for various muscles. I feel great – but I know that I can improve my health with the Rezum. I did consider the turip – but it seems that too is a 2-4 year limited use before having to do a redo. The size of my prostate went from like a 58 to a 51 or so - not sure if this is due to weight loss.
Oh, by the way, the doc mentioned that I was his first patient back from Rezum. I didn't quite get catch all the conversation when he mentioned what he could have done differently - but it seems I was a use case for his improved technique. The Doc felt much more confident adding that his experience over the years has improved in both the procedure and the results. My hope is that w/this, maybe I can get 4 years out of the 6 minute treatment. My last rezum was on 12/14/2019.
Day 1, 12/13/2019
Well, OK. Almost 1 day to the 3 years from my first procedure. The procedure started at 2:45 p.m. and last about 6 minutes overall. This time, however, I had some nitrice?? It was an extra $150. Comparing my first procedure against the 2nd, I would say that the first one was a 10 and then second one was a 4 w/the nitrice. I suggested to the medical assistant that just prior to the procedure, I should have gone to a 50 cc setting – I felt the first injection and steam. Immediately, after that I was taking major breaths to get more of the nitrice - but the last few injections were far less painful. It seemed that after the first one, I didn’t feel the other 5 injections of steam. Also a change from my last procedure (same doc), he put a catheter with a urine bag on me, I didn’t feel that.
Within a few minutes – probably 5-6, I was able to get up and go to the bathroom to empty the cath bag and get dressed. I had almost no residual dizziness or vertigo so getting dressed was not hard. I learned the cath bag needs to be secured to your front thigh. I am now 3 hours post procedure. I feel some burning inside my penis, but I think that is just the cath. It seemed my last procedure – went smoother post procedure but the cath should help me to rest better once I get used to it and some of the pain of the procedures goes down. It also will help the healing process so it may be some pain/discomfort now and better recovery later. I had a small bowel movement and noticed some blood in the stool and paper. I’m sure this is from the shots and procedure itself. I am to have the cath on for 3 days before I can remove it – we’ll see how that goes.
My recollectioin from last time, is that I had an ejaculation at 7-10 days but it was way too soon for that. It was painful and I plan on not repeating that mistake. I plan to go a full 4 weeks before sexual activity. Anyway, the Rezum takes much of the sex interest away and the stumped organism isn’t worth the risk of an infection or bleeding or it impeding the healing process.
On my first procedure I was given the blue Urogesic pill samples which I took right away since I didn’t have a cath. Round 2, the Dr. advised that I am not to take these until after I get the Cath out – but I may try taking them. I still feel burning when peeing even w/the cath – so I am hopeful the blue pill will help with some of the discomfort. Also, I took some ibuprofen and just got my pain prescription Ibuprofen 600 mg, hopefully this will help me out w/the discomfort and sleeping tonight.
My first night wasn’t too bad. I got my prescriptions filled and took both of them immediately. This made a noticeable difference in my pain/discomfort. I took it easy that night and slept pretty good, continued to drink a lot of water so got up 3 times to empty the cath bag. I do feel like the blue pill is needed even w/the cath on as this has caused my ‘burning’ sensation to get significantly reduced when urine passes.
Lastly, since the procedure I have felt urine pass, it’s not something I can really control but it happens or felt most when my body is moving - sitting up or down etc.
I have continued w/the medications, comfort and mobility is much more improved. Overall, I feel fine it’s mainly my penis that feels tenderness. It’s awkward to walk w/the cath on so you can get around with a slow gait. I don’t know that I’d enjoy shopping or going to the range but there is nothing that stops me from doing that.
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