Congrats, Gene on your 3rd Post-Op PSA, I go for my 2nd Post-Op PSA next week, I'm hoping for the same good news. On the incontinence thing I have been one of the lucky ones. I had my catheter in for 45 days and was told that I would have a hard time getting my continence back, but after about
12 weeks I was pad free. On the ED thing, things are looking up with 50 mg of Viagara. As long as I can keep the zero's coming, things could not be much better for me.
56 years old
Had 3 Prostate needle Biopsies done in the last 8 years all negative.
Last Biopsy done on July 6th, 07 Positive in one sample.
March 2007 PSA 10
May 2007 PSA 12.1
Pre-surgery Gleason grade 3+3=6
Sept 4, 2007- Robotic Laparscopic prostatectomy Surgery Nerve-sparing right side, took half of the left side,
took Seminal vesicles, and vas deferens, bilateral, and
Lymph nodes left side, pelvic. NO Malignancy found out side of
Post Surgery, Pathologic Stage: pT2(m) NO Mx
Gleason score: 4+4=8
Tumor volume: approximately 35%
Oct 19, 2007 - Catheter removed after 45 days
Oct 31, 2007 - Start Pelvic Floor Muscle Rehab, once a week for 6 to 12 weeks for incontinence.
Dec 18, 2007 - 1st Post op PSA 0.0 (undetectable)