Sorry I've been missing the past few months, but after two "0.00" PSA tests, I am still counting my blessings to be free of PCa.
When people ask how I am doing, I respond "I'm about 99% recovered." I am close to regular sexual function, and am continent.....almost all the time. My concern is the random drip. Never know when it will happen or how often, but I still have it. Doesn't matter if I'm sitting down, moving, standing, it just happens. I only use 1 pad for the entire day, and most of the time they are almost unused.
I realize this pales in comparison for you readers that have ongoing incontinence issues, so forgive me. Not having this last item controlled is frustrating. May be something I just will live with for a long time.
Considering I am 7 months post surgery, I should be patient. My doctor said my body will heal and when it is ready it will stop.
Thanks for listening, if you have any suggestions, let me know.
PSA: 4.1 (first test) 4.2 (second test)
Gleason: 6, cancer found in both sections of prostate
Surgery: Open RP on 5/1/07
Pathology: All contined with the gland, no spread
Catheter out: 5/15/07
Incontinence: at 10 weeks to one pad per day
ED: slowly getting better
First Post-Surgery PSA: 8/6/07 Results <.01 !!
Spread the word to men you know or meet: See your doctor. Have a PSA test early.