As you can see from my signature, I'm just a tad bit older than you are. Our height & weight are the same and I'm three months post surgery da Vinci. 2008 was also a bad year for me, failed a pre-op stress test and had to have a cardiac stent put in before urologist would do the da Vinci surgery, which was a blessing, since I had 98% blockage. I spent many hours on this forum reading and the web looking for anything pertaining to PCa. Talked to many relatives, friends, ex co-workers and I was directed to folks I didn't know, for they had already journeyed this well beaten PCa path we are on. James C has given you some excellant web sites to get you started and the more you learn the more questions will come to you. If you want to talk, my e-mail address is open. I don't know much other than what I've traveled. Will have you and all the PCa travelers in my prayers. Good luck to you and your family.
"FOR THOSE DON'T BELIEVE, THERE IS NO EXPLANTION, FOR THOSE WHO DO BELIEVE, THERE IS NO EXPLANTION NEEDED"
Born Aug. 14, 1940; dx 6-3-08
Oct. '05 PSA 3.7; Free PSA 14.3
1st Bio July '06 - negative; PSA 5; DRE Negative
2nd Bio Mar '07 - negative; PSA 6.68; DRE Negative
Feb. '08 PSA 7
Mar. '08 PSA 10.8; Free PSA 24.1
April '08 PSA 8.2; Free PSA 14.6
3rd Bio June 3'08, one core of 10 (LMid 20% cancer)other 9 cores negative
Stage T1c, Gleason 3+3=6; DRE Negative
Scheduled surgery, da Vinci, Aug. 7, '08. Canceled due to failed pre-opt stress test. Had cardiac stent put in August 1. da Vinci surgery Oct. 31, '08. Cath. out Nov. 11. Nerves sparred. No incontinance at night and only 1 pad per day, more for precaution.
1st Quarter PSA report on Jan. 11, 2009 was ZERO (0.0).