Well, the test came back. My first post-surgery PSA results were .05 The dr was hoping for lower, but he said it was still good, and that in 3 months he hopes it will adjust downward a bit, not upward. He said the lab person was mistaken telling me that they could test to .001.
I hope this qualifies me into the "zero club". He set me up for another test in 3 months, which will be my six-month mark. He did explain in detail how the half-life of psa works, and that being slightly less than 3 months out from surgery, the psa can still drop.
Right now, I am happy with this, and I hope it stays good for a long time.
David in SC
Age 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