Last week I had my 3rd post-op psa test and it was "normal", said the nurse. Still unchanged at 0.05. Praise the Lord. I also discussed with my uro the possibility of the AdVance Male Sling and the AUS. He does the AUS and has never done the male sling. I asked how many AUS he does each year. "Only about
one." "Why?" I ask. "Most of my patients are dry in a year. That made me feel really good. But I am where I am. He said regarding continence and ED, "After a year, what you have is usually what you get."
But I am grateful to continue to be cancer-free. My heart and prayers goe out to you who are not. Somehow I can make it with these left-overs. I won't whine anymore... at least until the next time.
07/05 - Biopsy: Suspicious looking cells. Watchfully wait.
12/27/06 - Biopsy
1/24/07 - Dignosed cancer: Gleason Grade: 3+3=6
02-14-07 Radical Open Nerve-sparing surgery
Pathology Stage of cancer: T2c
4-18-07: First Post-Op psa = 0.011
05/31/07: Cystoscope reveals "Stricture"
06/12/07: Procedure to remove stone & dilate uretha. Successful procedure..
8/31/07: Saw new urologist for check up & 2nd post-op Psa. It was 0.05
8/31/07: First Bio Feedback session.
9/19/07: Finished 4 Bio Feedback sessions. No imporovement with leaking.
9/26/07 - Started injections
10/27-07 - Began using clamp at uro's encouragement.
02/01/08 - Still leaking & cannot contain urine in bladder except when sitting or laying down. Can hold it for about one minute before drip, drip, drip.
02/28/08 - 3rd Post-Op Psa= 0.05. Thank you Lord. Still leaking. Discussed
AUS & Male Sling. Uro does no slings. I am investigating options.