It was July 12, 07. I was home from work about
an hour when Dr. Kaye called with the Bad news around 5pm. This was my fourth biopsy in the last 9 years, and I had a bad feeling about
this one. My PSA went from 8 to 12.1 in one years time, so when he told me it was cancer I thought I was prepared for it. I was wrong.
My wife was still at work, working overtime, so I was by myself until she got home at 8pm. I didn't want to call her at work with the news, so I waited. I thought of now I would tell her when she got home, but there is no good way. I heard her car pull in the garage so I went to the kitchen and started to make her some tea when she came in. She asked me if I had heard anything from Dr. Kaye's office and I told her yes, It's cancer. We just held each other in the kitchen, reassuring each other that everything would be ok. Now almost 8 1/2 months later, we were right. Thank God.
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)
March 20, 2008 - 2nd Post op PSA Less than 0.04 (undetectable)
Post Edited (Jetman) : 3/27/2008 5:14:54 AM (GMT-6)