Just got back from my doctor's office. They drew a single tube of blood for my first post-surgery PSA test. I did ask the nurse, if they did the ultra sensitive testing and she said they can go to .001.
This doesn't happen every day. My appt. was at 0910. Left the house at 0902, went there, no one was in waiting room, they took me back, drew the blood, didn't need any paperwork, drove home and walked in the house at 0913. 11 minutes door to door. trust me, i've had my share of waiting hours beyond a scheduled appt, but this was nice.
In Easley where I live, my urologist's office is just a sattelite office, drs. are there M-W-F only, and they are trying to build up clientile, so there is almost never a wait.
My followup report with my urologist on the test results is next Monday, I am confident it will be a statistical zero, but deep down inside, it's not over till it's over.
David in SC
56, 56 at DX, PSA
7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3
3rd Biopsy 9/8 Positive 7 of 7 cores pos, 40-90%, Gleason 7
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Non-nerve sparing, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes
First PSA Post Surgery 2/9/9