Simon's Story

White British
Sexual Orientation
South East
Relationship status
Married/In a Civil Partnership

Tips and advice for any bladder or bowel side effects of treatment

Be prepared with plenty of pads, support pants and an emergency toilet for the car. I bought an cheap plastic kitchen jug, kitchen roll and a towel for privacy. I’m retired, so I could make sure I was never far from a toilet, and didn’t need the emergency pack. Download the “flush” app, to let you know the location of public toilets.

Tips and advice for any physical side effects of treatment

Just use pain killers as and when. I got an infection down below, so was on antibiotics. I was feeling tired mid afternoon, so was napping a lot. That lasted for about 6 months after the op, even though I was still tired after that time. I have taken to using natural remedies now. Turmeric, cayenne pepper, lemon, honey. Also I have recently started to use a herbal and mineral treatment, which has helped with my feeling tired. It also clears brain fog, eases anxiety, and I have conquered my low sad moods and depression, thinking about what if the cancer turns up somewhere else.

Tips and advice for any mental and emotional side effects of treatment

I think I went over this question in the previous answer, I got carried away.

How this treatment impacted my life the most

Basically my prostatectomy saved my life

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


Why did I give this answer?

I know of friends and acquaintances who opted for other treatments to save their pride, but unfortunately they are no longer with us. I was told of the consequences, and I am alive to tell my story.

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