We all have those kind of days from time to time, and sometimes when I do, it's at a time when nothing extra wrong is going on, or perhaps, everything is fine. Might just be my brain catching up to my body, not sure. Looks like you still have made a lot of progress in that one year, that is a massive improvement in your PSA. You know by now, this is a good place to come for comfort, or to vent or to pontificate in general like I am doing. lol. Stay in close touch, we are each fighting a seperate battle, but all in the same war against PC, there is strength in numbers. I hope you feel better about things soon, and get on the upswing again, you are still well in the fight, and doing well.
My best to you,
David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX
PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3, 9/8 14.9, 10/8 16.4
3rd Biopsy 9-2008 Positive 7 of 7 cores positive, ranging from 40 - 90%, G 4+3 & 3+4
Open RP surgery November 14, 2008 at St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, SC, Dr. Ronald Smith - Surgeon, Non-nerve 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, Catheter out 12/29/08. After 7 hours, complete stoppage again, emergency room put in Catheter #3 early evening of day 45, still 12/29/08. 1/5/9 - Cath #3 out, dr. did cycloscope, saw potential blockage, put in Catheter #4, 1/9/9 - pre-op, 1/13/9 - corrective operation scheduled at St. Francis
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.
First PSA Post Surgery Scheduled now for 2/9/9