Thanks for the well wishes and so far so good, as of this mornings treatment I am 1/4 complete with the salvage radiation treatments. If everything is on schedule it doesn't take long, I check in with my little card that I scan and let's them know I am there, sit down read a little bit out of the golf magizine and wait for them to come get me. It's about a 30 minute drive for me into the clinic and my appointment is at 8:15 AM so if all is well I can usally be back into work by around 9:15 AM, it's nice having it first thing and then I have the rest of the day. The staff in very freindly and I wish the well each moring and hope they have good luck with thier aim and shot that morning. It will be interesting as I enter about week 4 or so that's when they told me side effects are most likely to happen, we shall see. I will continue to up-date how I am doing and keep you all in my prayers also. Bob's wife as I said I will lead us into this next phase and we will both come out fine. I will be interested in keeping track of your next steps as well. But for now I stay active and have not been slowed down yet by the treatments, my two kids want to have me work with them on thier pitching everyday, sometimes it is good it rains, I don't make that great of a catcher anymore.
Age 49, PSA 6.22 on 9-26-06
Biopsy 11-01-06, 2 of 13 cores 10% cancer, 2 other cores abnormal Up-dated 20% prostate cancerous
Gleason score 3+3=6 After Surgery Pathology report 4+3=7 a couple agressive Grade 5 cells found
Da Vinci surgery 01-09-07 UW Madison
Pathology Report- cancer 100 % capsual contained 1-18-07
1st & 2nd Post PSA Blood Test .1 and less - Undetectable
3nd Post PSA Blood Test 01-17-07 .3
March 27th PSA .4 Begin Salvage Radiation April, 14 2008
Incontenence-Pad free since end of May 07 4 1/2 months post surgery
ED back to 95% prior to surgery - no medication required.