Posted 3/26/2008 4:25 PM (GMT -6)
Well, it's been 6 months and 2 days since surgery, and I was at the doc's today for my 2nd. PSA and checkup. First, PSA levels were 'undetectable'.. This new guy reports it as that, rather than a number until and unless it hits .10.
I had a good relationship with my other doctor, but he chose to return to Texas, so this was the first with the new guy.
He was impressed that I was continent since a week after the catheter removal, unconcerned that I was still 100% impotent at 6 motnhs. lol He says he doesn't expect much before the first year, so anything before that is considered a bonus. Don't know if I agree with that, but I don't have much chance of proving him wrong, either....lol
He was surprised that I was on Bimix. Said I was the only patient in that group that he knew of that was using it. Everyone else was on Trimix or Caverject. The other guy was willing to work with me, as far as suggestions on what I could try, I think this one will be as flexible. He was impressed with how much I knew about my condition and treatment, including the Scoring and Staging, etc. I told him I learned all I knew from the HW forum. He wrote the name down, so maybe he will start mentioning the site to others as they are diagnosed.
Next PSA in 4 months, then if still normal, will move to 6 months for 2 cycles, then 1 year.
4/19/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/11/07 Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07 Path report: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6.
9/24/07 (Open) Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed
9/26/07 Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
10/15/07 ED- begin 50mg Viagra and Vacurect pump nightly, Fully continent
11/15/07 1st Post-surgery PSA-0.01
01/14/08 Caverject started/stopped, aching. .5ml Bimix started-success
3/24/08 ED- 6 mts.-Viagra, pump, Bimix continues- no response