I haven't been around much lately due to a double whammy - first was a job loss and then Tropical Storm Fay left us with some flooding damage. However, I'm happy to report that both issues have been taking care of. I'm working and the damage has been replaced and fixed.
Anyway, on to why I'm back posting again. Last week I had my 18 month PSA test and I'm happy to report that my PSA is still <0.01. I go back in June for my two-year follow up and if all is still well I can go to once-a-year testing.
Sorry to see so many new members here but rest assured y'all have come to the best site on the web for support and information, no matter what your issue. Everyone here is battle tested and has much to contribute.
Best to everyone, keep the faith, and Happy Holidays. See you around!
: Diagnosed March 25, 2007. PSA 3.0. Gleason 6. Five of twelve samples positive with <5% each. No perineural invasion seen.
Surgery: May 21, 2007, Florida Hospital, Orlando,FL
Post-op Pathology: Upgraded to Gleason 7 (3+4), negative margins, negative capsular penetration, negative seminal vesicles, lymph nodes left intact, multifocal perinural invasion, 15% of prosate involving cancer in both lobes. T2c
Continence/Erections Out of pads at five weeks. Fully continent and can achieve erections.
Post Surgery PSA: Five tests, all <0.1
Family history: Great-great grandfather died from PC. My Father had his prostate removed at age 67 in 1997 and has had an undetectable PSA ever since. I was diagnosed at a much earlier age and had a more agressive cancer than my father. Go figure.