Some very surprising - and we hope positive - news from husband's prostate measurement test yesterday. His prostate is now only slightly over normal size, so it's shrunk considerably. He's been on specific prostate-shrinking meds for several months, but we were initially told that they don't have a very high success rate....only working in something like 40% of cases. Seems like husband is one of the lucky minority then.
Husband left the hospital without finding out any information on what that means, or what happens next....honestly, I sometimes think men can't be trusted to do anything by themselves, they never seem to ask relevant questions! So I got him to ring the hospital when he got home, and I spoke to the doctor myself. Apparently, the size of his prostate isn't really relevant, other than determining what type of operation can be done - if indeed one is required. According to the doctor, it's what's happening inside his prostate that really matters, and that's something for the consultant to consider. The doctor who did the test will submit his report to the consultant, and husband will hear from him in due course. So more waiting. In the meantime, he is to continue taking the shrinking meds and the low-dose antibiotics, until told otherwise by the consultant.
It would be nice if it means husband doesn't in fact have to have an operation. Which in turn would mean he can then go ahead and book the operation he's supposed to be having on his foot - to break and reset the tendons, which have been damaged by years of wearing steel toe-capped boots, resulting in a lot of pain. Twice over the past few months the hospital have given him a pre-op date, both times he's had to cancel it as he'll be on crutches and unable to drive for 6 weeks after, and his prostate stuff was more important.
And then once his foot is sorted, I can think about my referral to physio for my back and hips.....which has been put on the back burner (no pun intended) as husband's problems took priority. With so much going on in our lives, what with Mum and other problems which I don't talk about on here, it's just impossible to fit everything in and it's been (still is) a question of prioritising and putting things in a queue.