Greetings to you all,
I have not been around much for some time now. Too many guys less fortunate than I, feeling guilty for being so lucky. Just too much raw emotion and I am tired of it. I couldn't even participate in the tribute to Swim a couple of weeks ago. Just weak, I guess.
Well, I got my one year after radiation PSA results a couple of weeks ago. It had doubled in six months - from 0.8 to 1.6. Not only that, but it disqualified me from renewing my FAA medical certificate which expires this month.
Today I met with my urologist and had another PSA test. My uro assured me that the chances of a metastatis are nil and that while it's possible that the radiation didn't get all the cancer, that is highly unlikely. He told of several things that could cause the PSA rise and that cancer was unlikely to be one of them.
To make this short and sweet, today's PSA was a 1.1. The most immediate issue is that I once again qualify for my medical certificate. Will jump through a few hoops, but that's ok.
I'll be back later with thoughts and emotions from myself, bride, and family.