I just received the results from my fifth post surgery PSA test and one year out from surgery it remains at <0.1. I can now go to six-month testing and if it's still undetectable after those two tests I can go to getting tested once a year.
All the air that filled my anxiety baloon has now been let out, and won't return until six months from now when its time for my next test. Anyway, I think I'll celebrate with a nice lunch today, but not before offering up a special prayer of thanks.
: Diagnosed March 25, 2007. PSA 3.0. Gleason 6. Five of twelve samples positive with <5% each. No perineural invasion seen.
Surgery: May 21, 2007, Florida Hospital, Orlando,FL
Post-op Pathology: Upgraded to Gleason 7 (3+4), negative margins, negative capsular penetration, negative seminal vesicles, lymph nodes left intact, multifocal perinural invasion, 15% of prosate involving cancer in both lobes. T2c
Continence/Erections Out of pads at five weeks. Fully continent and can achieve erections.
Post Surgery PSA: Five tests, all <0.1
Family history: Great-great grandfather died from PC. My Father had his prostate removed at age 67 in 1997 and has had an undetectable PSA ever since. I was diagnosed at a much earlier age and had a more agressive cancer than my father. Go figure.
Post Edited (JCL) : 6/11/2008 9:17:15 AM (GMT-6)