Glad to hear the good progress continues. Jealous about
your ED success since mine hasn't been as good, but you are right that there is life after PCa and it is something to be celebrated.
I know what you mean about
coming back to this site. When your thoughts turn to PCa, it's just a click away to see how others are doing.
Not far behind you and I was growing extremely anxious about
my 1 year PSA. My 6 month came back .04 and I wanted .00000. So I had myself worked up waiting for the 1 year mark in Sept. My doc only recommends testing every 6 mos. So Tues was my b-day and I went to my regular doc and got a PSA. Got it back yesterday... was .02. What a relief huh?
Seems like Germany is not that far away with the Internet. Glad to see you are still "lurking" around.
I continue to be amazed at the number of "under 40" guys who are at this site. I also stick around here for the other younger guys that wind up here and are looking for advice from others in the same boat, like you did for me. I recently have been chatting with a guy who is our age and he's emerging from the fog of his diagnosis and feeling more optimistic based on his research. Now he's calling me with updates from the medical community on PCa treatment advances :)
And for the guys who are older here, that's not meant to diminish your input! Your support is just as important.
42 yo. now
5/07 PSA 4.65 at routine physical
6/07 biopsy positive for cancer...Gleason 3+4...diagnosed at 41 y.o.
6/07-9/07 manic research and interviews with physicians across the country in search of the "right" decision. I went to Mass General in Boston, Loma Linda, University of Chicago and Northwestern.
9/17/07 - Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy Surgery at Northwestern Memorial in Chicago by Dr. William Catalona. Thankful the father of the PSA test was right here in Chicago.
Post op pathology was Gleason 3+4 with negative margins, no seminal vesicale involvement, no lymphatic or vascular invasion, bladder and urethral free and tumor volume was 5% of 27.3g.
9/27/07 - Catheter removal...let the games begin...
12/07 - Threw out the pads. I only had to use 1 pad per day for protection against minor drips.
I started Trimix 8 weeks after surgery with success.
I hope someday I won't need injections, but I hope more that my PSA stays at 0 forever.