Urolift procedure

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Hi, I have been reading all your discussions for a while and decided to write to you once I have done my Urolift procedure. I am 59 and have suffered from BPH since last December. I was given Flomax but did not like it because of the side effects. Four weeks ago, I finally went through the Urolift procedure and I can assure you that I feel like normal again. The first week obviously, it did burn a bit and I had to get up 6 times at night, during the day always the feeling of peeing, but normal after the first few days. Second week it became bettter, less frequent. At the end of the third week, I felt great, cured. I had my life back again as I am a very active person. I am now in my forth week, feel very good. I am only getting up once at night, sometimes even none. Sleep very well. I am happy to provide more information to anyone of you reading this, but my expericne with Urolift is very good. It has cured my problem.

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    Hey there Roland  I think I talked to you about the urolife before.  I am so happy that you had a good outcome with the procedure.  I had mine done 8 weeks ago.  My doctor put in 4 implants and it is great. Like you said the first week was rough but after that the flo was great.   Take care and enjoy life   Ken   
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      Hi Ken

      thank you for replying to my comment. Yes, you are right, I am really enjoying life again now, appreciate it more, start my training again.The last six months with Flomax, I felt miserable, weak, de-motivated, caused mainly because of a lack of sleep (I always woke up too early and then could not sleep any more), also experienced lack of libido, and constantly had coughing problems. I even gave up my training (I am a runner). And yes, it did mentally affect me a lot, my friends told me to shrug it off. It is easy to say if one is not concerned. Also, I wanted to have my life back. Friends told me that this is normal, everyone gets older, I should better get used to it, blablabla. I did not believe them, this was my life and I wanted to have it back. So I did a lot of research about Urolift and knew that this was my back-up plan. I did not like the idea taking Flomax indefintely...I mean it also helped, to be fair, but ...it is a curse and a blessing. I am glad my Urologist suggested the Urolift as an alternative around 4 months ago. As I mentioned, after 4 weeks now today, I feel normal again, happy I did it. Thanks, Ken, again for sharing your thoughts with me. Take care, too. Roland PS My Urologist is very famous, Assist. Prof., since I was his patient No. 300 to perform the Urolift procedure, apparantly the only Uroligst worldwide who has done that so far, I was being told. Not that it matters, but it gives you a good feeling that you are in good hands. I had no complications, no cathether, none. Bleeding only once then no more. Also, I am concentrating my food intake in such a way that it keeps my prostate healthy. That means a lot of soy products, pumpkin seeds, tomatoes, pomegranades, to name a few.

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      Yes I am glad I had it done.  It was very fast.  Like you I was not peeing right. I was 58 at the time and thought well getting older and it happens   I was also getting bladder infections. 3 and 4 a year.  Never new why.  I am not the type of person to run to a doctor.  I took care of it myself.  Well last year I got very sick for weeks had good days and bad.  I called my son to take me to the hospital.  Had 103 fever I was yellow dizzy had trouble walking and could not keep anything down.  I called my son to take me to the hospital. They took me right away and took blood.  The doctor cam in and told me that I had sepsis.  He said I had it from 6 to 8 weeks and was in kidney failure.  My problem started when he asked for a urine sample.  I have all ways had a problem peeing on demand my doctor all know that.  Before I went to the hospital I peed and did not need to go at that time.  Within 10 minutes I had 2 nurses come in and tell my son to leave.  I asked what was going on and to make a long story short.  They took my pamts off and forced a catheter in me.  never saying a work to me. After the first one I just gave up. He try another one and never got it in I think he was p*ssed was yelling at me do I have a prostate proplem.  The best thing that happen to me after that ordeal was meeting my urologist. He is great. After test and a scope  he found out I had a stricture and I was not emptying my bladder that is why I was getting the infections. At that time my prostate was fine      It was from kidney stones that I had removed 12 years ago.  After many meds that I did not like.  He did another scope and found out that my was the size of a lemon.  Tryed me on a few more pills and I said enough.  That is when he told me about the urolift.  I had it done 2 weeks later.  With me I had a catheter put in because of my problem of peeing on demand.  After the procedure you have to pee before you go home.  And he was afaid that I would colt.  The only thing I have to talk to him about is that he did a dilation of my urethra which he did not tell me about.  After the hospital I like to know everything that is being done to my body.  Now I know why I bleed so much the first day.  I still trust him and I know he did it for a reason. All is working well no pills and good flo.  Now I take one day at a time and enjoy all I can......Good health my friend  Ken 
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    Hi Roland, Good job in changing your life!   You have undoubtly the most positive post about the Urolift procedure that I have read to date.  Very encouraging.  I would love to get my life back like you have.  Who is the Urologist that did the procedure for you and where is he located?

    Thanks,  Terry

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      Hi Terry, thanks for writing to me. I am normally a very postive and active person. I really made very good experience with Urolift so far. It did change my life, to be honest. I am 59, very active (I am a runner), healthy lifestyle. So I was 'hit' hard  last December when suddenly I woke up in the middle of the night...until I found out that I have BPH. The medications I had to use (Flomax) made he unhappy because of its side effects (libido, sleeping disorder, coughing). Do you know how many times I was looking at this post? I promised to myself that I will write about my own experience once I have done Urolift. Urolift was unknown to me six months ago, Only recently, my urologist mentioned it to me. I did a lot, and I mean a lotttttt or research, indlucing this post, belive me. And yes, I noticed not so much feedback, I wondered myself. I don't know, may be all the patients doing Urolift do not bother giving feedback, you know, no news, good news. I guess also still many do not know about this procedure or feel anxious about it and just carry on with medication (or may be because of the expenses involved but it is not really that expensive). I am glad I did it, 4 weeks ago. I really feel very good , like 'normal' again. Only wake up once, sleep ok now. The Urolift is supposded to be a permanent fix, even long term studies are only available for 2 years as this procedure is still relatively new. The following website is very good:

      https://uroliftforbph.com/assets/urology_times_ul_supplement-1-.pdf

      My urologist who is very specialist in Urolift procedure is based in Sydney, Australia, that's where I live.

      Please stay in touch. Kind regards, Roland

      PS You say that you would like to have your life back. Do you mind me asking what's holding you back and what's the problem?

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    Roland;  Iam very happy for you and the outcome you have had.  Getting up only once a night is a miracle indeed.  Are you on any prescriptions???  As you know I had the Urolift myself on June 23rd.  Just 2 weeks ago.  Iam happy I did it but Iam still getting up 3 times a night.  But it use to be 4.  Everything is going well. 
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      Hello Chuck

      Thanks for writing to me. No, I am not on any prescriptions any more, thanks God. That was one of the reasons I did Urolift to get rid of Flomax. About you gettingup 3x nightly: I think it is normal at that stage. After my first week of Urolift, I had to get up 6x, second week 3x, and only in the third week at the end it went back to 'normal', once only. It usually takes around between 2 and 4 weeks to feel really very good again. You will feel it yourself, I guess it also depends from person to person, everyone different. Please stay in touch. Kind regards, Roland

      PS Get the right food for prostate health.

       

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    Hi Roland

    Thanks for taking the time to do this...now you are ok.

    I am having this Urolift on the 24th Aug 2015

    I'm 78 so I may not fair as well as you but it does sound promising.

    Can you feel this implant inside at times? What about when you sit down?

    I do like the simplicity of it and being a minimally invasive treatment.

    No hospital stay, no catheter, (that in itself is a relief) and no medication.

    I would really appreciate a reply as soon as possible as I will be going in pretty soon.

    Regards Brian Johnson

     

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      Brian.  You should do fine.  It does well at any age.  Most of the time you don't have a catheter It is up to you and your doctor.  I hate catheters but I have a problem peeing on demand had one for two days .  It was put in while I was out.  About 5 guys on here that I talked to had the urolift and ended up going back within 4 to 10 hours and had tobe catheter.  could not pee.  It would save time and money to    have one put in.  Talk with your doctor about it.  I had mine done in April.  4 implants do not feel them at all.  If you would like anymore information just ask  Take care  Ken  
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      Hi Brian,

      don't worry, you will be fine. I am now 2mths after Urolift and feel fine, can sleep again,no med, great. You don't feel the implants at all. After the procedure, you will be a bit unconfortable (1 week), you will feel like peeing every 1h or so, but slowly it will go away. Good luck!

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