Stand by, I'm coming alongside. Retired Pork Chop here, O6 with 26 years. Full disclosure: 10 years active duty, 13 years drilling reservist, 3 years IRR. I was mostly an East Coast tin can sailor, and did one Reserve tour with the Seabees.
Yeah, I think there is a Navycorpsman on this board somewhere, and other assorted deck apes, knuckle draggers, snipes, and spooks. PCa is an equal opportunity parasite.
Good luck with the dangling shot line there. I'm about
half way back and working on more. It is interesting how different doctors tell you different things. I think we've had some guys on this board get started on Viagra (or whatever) about
a week or two out of the hospital.
Fair winds and following seas,
Age: 53; 52 at DX
March 2006: PSA 2.5
Dec 2007: PSA taken for insurance application. I did not see the results until late
Jan '08 - after I was rejected. Their lab said PSA 4.5.
Feb 2008: PSA 3.7.
March 2008: Biopsy. Gleason 7 (4+3) 12 cores taken. 5 on the left side were
cancerous and the 6th was suspect.
May 5, 2008: Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy at GW Hospital, Washington DC.
Post op: Gleason 9 (4+5). 15% of prostate involved. Stage: pT3a. Negative margins. Lymph node and nerve samples taken, and appeared to be cancer free.
July 2008: PSA at 7 weeks was undetectable.
August 2008: PSA at 14 weeks (3 months) was undetectable.
Nov 2008: PSA at 6 months was undetectable.