Posted 7/1/2008 2:08 PM (GMT -7)
My first PSA will be done on August 5th about 2 months after finishing radiation, my doctor stated he would rather wait for at least 6 months because he takes time for this to start dropping but he knows patients are getting antsy to know how it's looking. So I go back in August and the hope is that has went down at least a little and is headed in the right direction. But he told me he has seen it take as long as a year or more in some cases for it to drop to undetectable again. Stay in touch and let us know how Bob is doing, as I said overall I really got through it in good shape but I do admit now that it might have taken a little more out of me than I thought at the time. Good luck and here's hoping we both find those 0"s again.
Age 49, PSA 6.22 on 9-26-06
Biopsy 11-01-06, 2 of 13 cores 10% cancer, 2 other cores abnormal Up-dated 20% prostate cancerous
Gleason score 3+3=6 After Surgery Pathology report 4+3=7 a couple agressive Grade 5 cells found
Da Vinci surgery 01-09-07 UW Madison
Pathology Report- cancer 100 % capsual contained 1-18-07
1st & 2nd Post PSA Blood Test .1 and less - Undetectable
3nd Post PSA Blood Test 01-17-07 .3
March 27th PSA .4 Begin Salvage Radiation April, 14 2008
Incontenence-Pad free since end of May 07 4 1/2 months post surgery
ED back to 95% prior to surgery - no medication required.