Posted 10/19/2008 6:51 PM (GMT -7)
I have been extremely busy these past few weeks and don't get onto this site as much as I used to but still try and check in as often as I can. I have noticed many new members as our family keeps growing here, all I can say is this is a great place to find information and support and I thank you all that have helped my over the past two years. I am nearing the 2 year anniversary date of being told I had Pca which will occur on November 8th. My story has included surgery in which all went and looked good to finding out in November 07 that I had a PSA reading back. So it was on to salvage radiation this past summer and my first test post radition was .09 or back to <.1 which I was of course extremely happy about and my doctor said see you in 6 months, this just happened this past August. Well you would think as many times that I have been in the doctors office these past two years I would stay away when given the chance but it was time for my normal yearly check-up to rotate the tires and check the oil. As long as I was there they asked if I wanted another PSA and I said hey lets check again. Well this time two months later than my last test it now came back reported as <.06 which I have been told as low as their device can read. So that of course was great news and I can only hope that this time around this is where it truely stays.
Thanks to all and here's hope for us salvage guys that it can work the second try.
Current age 50, Age at Dx-48 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 .422 Begin Salvage Radiation April, 14 2008
Radiation Complete June 4, 2008 36 treatments
August 5, 2008 PSA .09 or < .1 again
October 9, 2008 PSA <.06 or as low as my clinic can read.
Incontenence-Pad free since end of May 07 4 1/2 months post surgery
ED back to 95% prior to surgery - no medication required.