Rezum procedure through Stephen Brown April 2022
Now in my 60s I suffered with several post bedtime visits to the loo and increased urinary infections that were making life more uncomfortable, despite my creeping like a Ninja, my wife was also being woken up and there was the threat of being banished to another bedroom.
Was referred to Stephen Brown and met at the Alex in Cheadle at a time to suit me. After a chat, thorough check up and other testsover the following weeks, it was decided the prostate was enlarged and two solutions offered. I opted for a procedure called Rezum which has less side effects from steam being injected.
I was admitted 20 April 2022 and came home later that day with a catheter, which was uncomfortable but was removed a week later. There was some pain for a few weeks after whilst the prostate was being affected by the steam but I had been warned about this, and these were preferable side affects to the other operation which would have meant a two day stay in hospital. Within a few days I was able to visit the theatre and sit through Les Miserables with my bags strapped to my hip so there was no embarrassment during the performance.
At the time of writing, 31 May 2022,my symptoms have noticeably improved and I am able to sleep better, and do not have to plan walking and theatre trips around loo visits, my wife is happier too!
The staff at the Alex were brilliant whilst I was there and I was even able to have several hot chocolates and an extra panini for being good!
I paid for this myself to speed matters ( about £5k in total) and it was worth it to have access to such caring, knowledgeable, professional and friendly people.
Many thanks, Graham Moore-Grundy
Graham, Poynton, Cheshire