Well, I finished my 36 IMRT treatments. Everything went smoothly, No real troubles, a couple bouts of diaharrea resolved by Immodium. Now the hard part, hold my breath for six weeks. current PSA= .1 I am holding off on HT til evidence suggests the need.
Dr. says try not to think about this til then. Right! (Wife Too!)
Age 53 @ DX
start age 45, 8 yrs tracking PSA at .4-1.5 / DRE suspicious-lumpy left side/Biopsy @ 2001-neg, 2005-neg then in 2007- PSA 2.5/ Biopsy-4left pos, 4 right-neg/Gleason 4+4=8 /
Davinci RP June 17, 2007@ Henry Ford, Detroit./ pT3bN1Mx/ seminal vesicles-yes; 1 of 4 Nodes=pos/Margins=clear/
Recovery very good, 10 days catheter, physically excellent. Sexual dept, showed good signs, injections for 2 mos. Cialis a couple more mos. Now 80%, no drugs and no complaints. I would trade this for 0's
11/08,To Oncologist, Wm Beaumomt Hosp, IMRT 36 trmts. starting PSA=.2, after 30 trtmts,1/09=.1