First, Happy New Year to all of you.
I am so glad I found this site. I am in Canada and I must admit that a site like this one is basically non existent, which is quite sad because I think it is very important for any man going through a radical prostatectomy to be able to share the experience with others.
For the past few weeks, I have been reading many of the stories and realized very quickly that each situation is very different as far as recovery is concerned. Some recovery stories are very encouraging while others leaves me with so many questions.
During my last visit at the surgeon, I was able to get a copy of the Surgical Pathology Report. The Synoptic Report for Prostatic Carninoma on the Surgical Pathology Report states the following: «Tumour involves both lobes with focal extraprostatic extension (pT3a)». My first PSA test is scheduled on February 11th and I will get the results from my Urologist on February 25.
Question: When I was first diagnosed, the stage was T2a. On the Surgical Pathology Report, it now refers to a "focal extraprostatic extension pT3a". Has anyone had their stage T2a changed to pT3a after their radical prostatectomy and what were the results of their PSA tests?
You are all great and I must say that I have felt more positive since I discovered this site. Thank you in advance,
Biopsy on October 30, 2007
Gleason Score: (3 + 4) 7/10
Radical prostatectomy and left pelvic lymph node dissertion done on Nov. 8, 2007
Still experiencing leakage on a daily basis.
Have not been able to get an erection yet.