How has Pca changed my life? when I was diagnosed, I felt all sorts of emotions, including fear and uncertainty, threw myself quickly into finishing all the jobs I had started including building the new chicken house to completion. It was almost as if I believed that time had compressed itself and I had to urgently get all in order before the operation.
I reviewed my finances, mainly checking that everything was tidy and all would be ok for my wife when I was not there, funnily there was no panic in me, maybe because I have been trained to function under stress, I went to the hospital at 11am after sleeping quite well the night before.
Afterwards I did not cope all that well with the catheter etc. the change in my phyisical condition from what I was before was a real upset, as was and is the ED and all the other things.
My PSA staying at 0.5 concerns me, but don't think about it that much, I am slowly getting back to doing all the things that I did before, I must admit that I am not as carefree and feel a bit sad sometimes, not as confident and sure of myself as I was, but I am determined not to give in, and will try to be as normal as possible.
Thanks for the opportunity to say how I feel
age 67 PSA 5.8 DRE slightly firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd July 07 5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 3+4=7 right side tumour adenocarcinoma stage T2a
RP on 30th July,
Post op Pathology, tumour stage T3a 4+3=7, microcsopic evidence of capsular penetration, seminal vessels, bladder neck, free of tumour, lymph nodes clear, no evidence of metastatic malignancy, tumour does not extend to the apical margins.
Post op PSA 0.5 26th Sept.
PSA 23rd Oct.0.5 seeing Radiation Onocologist 31st Oct.
Started radiation treatment on 5th Dec, to continue until 24 Jan. 08.
Finished treatment, next PSA on 30th April.
PSA 30th April 0.4
PSA 30th July 0.5