By the time I saw Richard Hindley at The Hampshire Clinic in March 2018, I was already 3 years down the road with an enlarged prostate.
The Dr’s surgery that I had been with for so many years dismissed my problems as medication related and I believed them.. they were Doctors afterall. When I visited a new doctor, I raised my concerns as we were due to go on a Norwegian cruise, with the possibility of bunk beds…no joke.
Fortunately my new doctor examined me and said quite bluntly “enlarged prostate”. I had remembered reading about Rezum treatment in the Mail on Sunday 6 months previously and thinking at the time that I needs be I would have this treatment because of the fact that it was uninvasive and seemed a straightforward procedure with a very near 100% success rate. My doctor had not heard of the treatment but referred me, and within a week I was talking to Mr Hindley and finalising the date of treatment the following week. Quick work everybody!
Having chosen to have a general anaesthetic, everything went smoothly and I was home the same day with a catheter. I had 5 jets of steam during the procedure.
The following week, getting up in the night dropped to twice a night and then down to once a night, depending on if I had a pint of shandy when playing skittles.
One wake up is now the norm and the Rezum treatment has been a total success and I would recommend to anyone.
However, that is my story. I now have at least 3 years of sleep deprivation to catch up on! Thanks Professor Hindley, who with his expertise and fantastic team, had made getting old a much better proposition.
Morale of the story is.. do not suffer, get any condition sorted. There is a way for anyone.