Gerry's Story

Ethnicity
Black Caribbean
Age
60-69
Work
Retired
Sexual Orientation
Straight
Geography
North West
Relationship status
In a relationship

Tips and advice for any sexual side effects of treatment

Always take someone with you, ask all the questions about sexual appetite and ask for help with erection. Get involved with exercise and a good diet. Communicate with your partner about your challenges. always take counselling sessions. Share information with people around you and encourage them to get tested as early detection save lives. I encourage men to try and use different sex-enhancing drugs and vacuum pump

How this treatment impacted my life the most

It impacted my life the most by taking away the spontaneity of sexual appetite and it was a massive change in my life that pushed my partner away. I wasn't given enough information about the surgery and the emotional trauma was massive. Prostrate cancer messed with my head and made me feel less of a man and felt like a death sentence, so I wasn't so sure of the outcome of the treatment after post-treatment. I was devastated. I wished I had more information about the treatment and given more options. I advise people to do more research about the different treatment options before making a final decision.

If I had to do it all over again, would I choose the same treatment?

No

Why did I give this answer?

I believe it was a trial treatment and wasn't as effective as it should have been. I missed a lot of information that wasn't given at first, it was quite invasive

Tips and advice for any sexual side effects of treatment

Use aqueous cream, rest a lot, follow the medical practitioner's advice, try a work-life balance, and follow guided instructions. It's important to go with a partner and be honest with the information you give

How this treatment impacted my life the most

The treatment impacted my life the most during dressing in front of strangers , inadequate, emotional failure, and depressed

If I had to do it all over again, would I choose the same treatment?

No

Why did I give this answer?

It wasn't effective because i did more than required by am still not cancer free,so I feel is ineffective and wont go through it again

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