...Well good for you, I'm sure you feel relieved, in fact I know you do. I did the same thing about 8-10 years ago. Spiked up to 5.0, then it settled back down into the 1.2-3 range...family history and all that jazz(dad and cousin) My urologist told me at the time, "it's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when" and we started with the DRE, PSA's etc. Finally we found what we were looking for, so, in a sense...it was a success story, at least that's how I see it....(except for me getting alittle apathetic toward the whole process last fall and putting off my yearly appointment for three months, whew close call, don't let that happen)......I'm not trying to make you overly anxious about this whole experience, just stay diligent of the facts and all you've learned over the past few weeks and don't let it consume you. Have fun man.......Good Luck to you and for sure let us know how you're doin' out there-Take care
Pre-0p PSA Feb. 08, 5.0
PSA spiked once about 8yrs ago to 5.0 three months later
back to 2.9...then into the 1.2 range until my re-scheduled
"missed" appointment this past Feb.
5 of 15 cores positive
Da Vinci scheduled..7.29.08..as I read somewhere on this
site....."the first show of the day"
DaVinci completed 7.29.08, Bladder Sling installed, hernia repair
completed during surgery.
3hrs in surgery, 2 in recovery...trouble starting the airway pre-
Sent home 30hrs, JP drain in place 7days, catheter remains..
Path report "cancer fully contained"....Margins clear
Cath removed 8.8.08(ten days)...one lightly used pad 24 hours
ED therapy begins 8.9.08. 100mg viagra three times a week,
pump everyday and hold for ten minutes.
"just tryin' to reason with hurricane season"....