Thursday, February 20, 2014

Post biopsy

Largely uneventful because I have a good Uro using MRI guided mapping to guide his biopsy needles into the tumor (although as large as this beast is, he'd have had a hard time missing). Because I was sedated with versed, fentanyl and Michael's favorite, propofol, it was pain free and was over before I knew it. Very little bleeding either rectally or in my urine. Did have some post procedure pain which they jumped right on. Now I'm home and fed and resting a still having some pain that is easily controlled with the meds  he was thoughtful enough to call in.

So we'll find out Weds the Gleason score and just how aggressive this bad boy is. What treatment options I'm eligible for, how soon to start,, etc, etc. I'll meet with Dr. Bob to discuss the whole thing and get his input......and then will begin the process of second opinions of diagnosis, pathology and BRI.

Based on a couple of friemds who had nonsedated biopsies and numerous online postings about the gut wrenching pain that can accompany them as well as huge blood loss, I feel like I made the right decision to be sedated and the extra cost was worth every penny


  1. Based on some of your spelling, I think you are still a little under the influence...hehehe

  2. Lisa I would venture to guess you were quite right ;)