I was fortunate and didn't have any pain. The only symptom that showed up initially was this strange process of not being able to empty the bowel and bladder on a trip to the bathroom.
As the winter turned to spring of 2005, I began having what seemed to be the typical prostate symptoms associated with men my age, and urinary frequency and urgency became the norm. I also began to have accidents and ended up having way too many situations where I had to go home to shower in the middle of the day. Accidents included urine and stool.
Soon my legs joined the party and I began to stumble alot, and I fell quite a bit too.