Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Another Year, Still Happy

Another year has passed since I had the GreenLight procedure for benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH, enlarged prostate). I am still very happy that I had it done.

Any changes in the last year? Well, it does take 10 to 30 seconds to start urinating IF I don't really need to. For example, if I plan to drive across town and decide to pee before I g0, but don't really need to pee, then it takes awhile for flow to begin.

But, if I need to pee there is no delay.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

3 Years Since GreenLight for BPH, No Regrets

It's been 3 years since I had the GreenLight treatment for BPH (benign prostate hypertrophy). Everything is fine.

There are two minor issues, which are closer to non-issues:
1. Sometimes I can't tell if I really need to urinate or not.
2. If I don't need to urinate, but choose to (say, before a car trip), it may take up to 20 seconds for the flow to begin.

I don't know if either of these is related to the GreenLight BPH therapy. When the flow does start, it's firehose-esque, not a tiny stream.

My PSA before the treatment was 2.4 to 2.6. Sixteen months after Greenlight (April 2007) the PSA had dropped to 0.90, in April 2008 it was 0.90, in April 2009 it was 1.10.