Hello, my wife does all the writing here on the forum, I just read and learn, so I hope I am doing this right.....
I have noticed that the biopsy gleason predictors and the actual pathology gleason scores are almost always spot on, usually no more than one point off, and I attribute some of that to the time laspe between biopsy and surgery. I think it is only natual to second guess everything when you are going though the misery of recovery, Lord knows I have had my moments, and it only reinforces how important it is to get all the info you can before you decide on your course of action. You can find out a lot in six weeks, the average waiting time between biopsy and treatment, and you don't want to be on this side wishing you had asked your Doctor about this or that, so I applaud anyone who helps the new guys by sharing their experiences. Has certainly helped me and Cindy.
Age 51 Kent
January 08 PSA 5.2 round of antibiotics went to 4.3
February 08 anpther round of antibiotics went to 4.2
March 17,08 had biopsy, 2 days later told cancer was on
one entire side of prostate.
Doctor thinks its best to get the whole prostate with Perineal Prostatectomy.
Surgery scheduled for this Thursday April 10th.
Cindy (the wife!!)
Surgery preformed and doing great. Only took 1 1/2 hours. Will know in two weeks about pathology report. Surgeon feels he he got all cancer and confined to prostate. Both nerves were spared.
Home 4-11 - incision looks completley healed on the outside by 4-25
Cath out 4-22 dripping some
Cancer confined to one side of prostate.
Cialis 5 mg at night to start
Outlook very positive!!