TSF, oh yeah, I understand, wasn't doubting you at all....as far as your disability and service connection goes though, you're still recieving that right?
PSA and DRE's are a big thing right now inside the VA, especially for the vietnam vets, big push. Although they don't offer robotic surgery I've known many a vietnam vet get DX'd and then go outside and get his surgery done. Then return to VA for follow up once he's been released. Keeping the service connection, not at 100% per say, but service connection just the same which helps so much in all their health care. (I'm service connected too) I just want all you vets to get what you got comin'.......that's all.
age: 53 Pre-op PSA Feb 08' 5.0, April 08' 4.1
Biopsy 5.1.08, 5 of 15 cores postive, T2a, Gleason 3+4=7
DaVinci performed 7.29.08
Bladder sling installed, umbilical hernia repaired during surgery.
Path report, "cancer fully contained, margins clear".
Cath removed 8.8.08, ED therapy begins 8.9.08
100mg Viagra three times a week, pump for ten minutes daily
and hold for ten minutes.
8.16.08 switched to Levitra 20mg, immediate results
9.15.08 Pad free at night, one thin (light) pad during the day
9.18.08 1st Post-op PSA Undetectable Zero's....Yes!
12.22.08 2nd Post-op PSA Zero's still...
Pads gone 1.3.09, finally found the courage...Thanks ya'll
".....tryin' to reason with hurricane season...."