I've had pd 15 years. Had back decompression operation March 2017, further back operation August 2017. Had them done privately, mainly because NHS in UK makes no concessions to my pd, refuses to treat the whole person and wouldn't let my wife give me strictly-timed pd drugs.
To add to my problems, the urology dept. here have found an enlarged prostate. Bladder is ok as they established using a painful cystometrogram test, but they (being a dept. of young men) had no idea of the discomfort such tests cause me for weeks.
Getting to the point, they want to do a biopsy of the prostate to establish it is non-cancerous. My question is: is it necessary? Most men carry prostate cancer with them to the grave. I'm tired of being messed-about with, and would prefer 5 good years to 10 crappy ones (there's a high risk of infection doing a biopsy).
The other thing is: any solutions to incontinence? Using tena pants at present but my poor wife hit 'overload' weeks ago. Hopefully if I tell the urologists I'm not having a biopsy they'll just give me pills or something to shrink the prostate?
Finally, anyone have experience with Madopar CR?
The parkinsons specialist reckons this will give me more time at night (currently using Toviaz) but I've noticed I've started freezing a lot and wonder if this could be due to Madopar??Many many thanks for replies