This type of thing is going to happen. Look at the ingredients of this forum, anger, fear, faith, religion, science, hope, dispair and the over powering desire of all of us to help others through our own experiences. We will not always agree with each other in the things we say, we are only human. But all of us know very well that with out rules this wonderful site will fail and all of us now and those that follow will be thrust into darkness. I have visited several other sites. This is by far, by far the most helpful to me.
My secret to life is having the wisdom and common sense to know the Difference between Chicken Sh_t and Chicken Salad. When we forget this basic difference, all is soon to be lost.
Diagnosed 01-08-08 @ 53 years old
DRE normal - High PSA for 5 or more years
2004 Biospy negative - 2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
Current PSA 6 - Bone and Ct scans negative
clinicalg Staged at T1C - Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008
University of Chicago,5 hour surgery , 3 hour recovery
Unexpected Cardiac issues appear and disappear?
Hospital stay 30 hours - Catheter out in 7 days normaly expected leakage - Erectile funtion back on line 9 days
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, 10 % of both portions of prostate, Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear,Tumor on top of prostate distal from apex. 1 positve margin at urethra and bladder.
Six week PSA < 0.05 Ya Ba Da Ba Dooooooooooo. Put a steak on the grill Wilma!!!!
Oncologist to discuss case with Urologist and Radiation Oncologist to consider radiation.