Yeah, definitely more solid contact not trying to kill it - causing straighter drives. So a positive comes out of this PCa
And even though I am doing very well with the incontinence issue when I have to go I have to go! So I watered a few trees and couldn't really worry about
who was around.
Just glad to be able to be out there.
Thanks for all your support.
Diagnosed 11/12/2008 at age 51
PSA 2006 - 2.8, 2007 3.06, 2008 4.6 (remember the rate of increase is as important as the level), PSA free 8.7%
Family history - brother and uncle (remember family history is very important)
Gleason score 7 (4+3); 6 out of 19 cores sampled positive for cancer; perineural invasion present
Bone scan and CT scan both negative
Prostate mildly enlarged, DRE negative
DaVinci radical prostatectomy 12/30/2008 - left side nerves spared
Catheter removed 1/15/09 - no pain!
Post operative results:
Pathologic stage - T3aN0Mx
Post surgery biopsy - Bladder neck margin negative, lymph nodes negative, specimen confined, extracapsular extension positive, perineural invasion positive, seminal vesicle invasion negative, all margins negative, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6.
No incontinence problem within 1-2 weeks after catheter removal
1st post op PSA scheduled for 4/16/09
"Pick a good doctor and say your prayers"