Tuesday, August 13, 2013

So you need a TURP done - 5 Months Later

So the final Post Op appointment today, almost 5 months to the day after.  Things are great.  Was it worth it?  Yes.  So 3 months ago, I went on a drug called Vesicare. This solved all my bladder spasm and the urgency to go problems. It created some problems, like my vision got blurry for about 4 weeks and it finally cleared up...I am getting ahead of myself a bit. The doctor and I planned that after 3 weeks I would go off the finasteride and then 3 weeks after that I would go off the Rapaflo. I followed the plan and so for the last several weeks was just on the Vesicare until about 2 weeks ago (my own plan.)  No pain, but still eye blurriness which is slowly going away.

So while on Rapaflo, I had the symptom of retrograde ejaculation and after going off it that symptom disappeared.  One of the common things that happen with the TURP is the possibility that a person would end up with the symptom.  The doctor said it is possible in about 85% of the cases.

I am hoping that in another 2 to 4 weeks the eye blurriness issues will go away and I can go to the eye doctor and validate my eye prescriptions and a new pair of glasses for work and reading.

All-in-all, if you have issues with going as I describe in So you need a TURP done go to your doctor and go through the process it could make your life better.