Welcome and congratulations on surviving for so long. Keep up the good fight. I'm sure everyone at this excellent site, self included, is looking forward to your knowledgable posts. Personally speaking, this site has helped me immensely in learning about and dealing with pca.
We have a family history of PCa. My Dad and uncle died from it at 65 and 53. My PSA velocity increased in the last 2 years and I had to talk my GP into refering me to a urologist.
Biopsy results: 5 of 11 cores positive, all 30%. Gleason 6. T1c. PSA 2.53 Date of biopsy 15MAY08.
Open RRP at Johns Hopkins with Dr. Partin on 09JUL08.
Pathology report: Gleason 6, pT2, neg. margins, 0 lymph node and seminal vessical, organ confined, I lost 1 nerve bundle and 22 lymph nodes.
As of today, about a month after surgery, I feel at about 80%. Urinary control seems to be improving. Little Elvis has taken a nap and has not awakened yet. I hope when he wakes up he is well rested because he is going to get one heck of a workout.