What a confusing story, there can only be one right version ultimately. Notice you had the robotic surgery, is it possible that your surgeon does so many that he's getting his stories/patients mixed up? I worried about that some when reading about these high production line surgeons. When my surgery was done, open rp, I was the only show of the day for my surgeon. His practice only schedues one open per surgery day, and with the limited robotics they are doing, no more than 2 per day, one at 0900 and the other at 1400. Guess every area of the country and doctors do things different. From reading your signature, looks like you are doing pretty well, that was fast getting over the incontinence part, especially since you are some 13 years older than me. And your gleason was downgraded, that was really good, considering how many times they are upgraded after surgery. I am sure you get the straight answers from your doctor at some point soon, facts are facts when you get down to it. Hope only the best for you as you continue your journey to recovery.
David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX
PSA 2007 5.8
PSA 9-2008 14.9
3rd Biopsy 9-2008 Positive
7 of 7 cores positive, ranging from 40 - 90%
2 tumours noted, Gleason 4+3 and 3+4
Open RP surgery completed on Friday, November 14, 2008 at
St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, SC, Dr. Ronald Smith - Surgeon,
Non-nerving sparing, 4 days in hospital, staples removed 11/24/8,
Catheter out on 12/15/8 on day 32. Day 33, urine stopped flowing, new catheter put in 12/16/08 - uncertain of what went wrong.
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:
Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c pN0 pMx, Prostate 42 grams, tumor 20% cancer
Contained in capsular, neg. margins apex, bladder neck, right lobe, neg. in seminal vessels and lymph nodes. Left lobe: infiltrating tumor miscroscopically appears to extend to marked left posterior margin
First PSA Post Surgery Scheduled for 1/5/9