Posted 4/21/2008 11:29 PM (GMT -6)
Hi Nurse Annie: I echo all the above statements, especially Danman's. The waiting and decision making process is difficult beyond belief.
But your man's numbers look very good and, no doubt, his urologist has told you they don't expect to find anything on the bone or cat scans. They're just being thorough in their approach and may want baseline scans for the future, which in your case, looks very bright.
Try to take it easy. We'll wait to hear your good news on the scans and I hope you two celebrate big time when you get that good news! My wife and I sure did. When we got the negative results on my bone and CT scans, we went straight from the urologist's office (at about 10:30 in the morning) to a nearby bar/restaurant in Vegas and had a couple of double Blue Goose Bloody Mary's and breakfast. I swear, it was the best breakfast I've ever had!!
Best to ya,
Keep us posted.
D.O.B - 8/9/52
PSA: First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1
Biopsy results 11/22/06. Both lobes involved. Six out of eight cores positive - from 100 percent to 90, to 60, to 50, two 20s and two zeros.
Gleason 3+3 = 6
Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007
Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear. Volume of tumor much less than biopsy suggested. 12 percent overall.
First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07
Second post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 9/11/07
Third post-surgery PSA -- Undetactable, 2/15/08