Thanks all for your experiences. I have been on this site for a while now and the information that you get is amazing. Jmon thanks for coming out of the shadows. I too have thought this site is weighted towards those who are still in treatment and such, its only natural that those who are in a balanced period move on with things. We all hope they will ( we will) .
Your information as well as Gordy's and all my other Prostate buddies ( and gals ) is very helpful to me. I see the Urologist July 2nd for my 3 month and the radiation oncologist July 11th. I will report back to y'all after the appointments. I am hoping to have my 3 month PSA before the radiation guy and I dont know why we dont do it before the 3 month. I dont get it. If it is now detectable, doubles or triples and is even less detectable I would think would be a big deal. I dont get the timing with the Doc's not at all.
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.