You know my visit with my catheter removal and my first post PSA ran together on me - my apology. I was thinking they were both at the same time and of course they are not. You will want to especially have your questions lined out when you T/W Dr. Fagin at your first post PSA. As you are asking for the pathology, I would also ask for the surgery report. The doc will have had something typed up about
how the surgery went and what he did.
Now, just a comment on the non-nerve sparing. I don't know that I ever got a definitive answer about
any nerves of mine spared, but he did state he cut a wider path - at the same time he stated "it is never all or nothing." This is a statement I have never quite understood (maybe someone out there has an answer). Regardless, I am 9 months post surgery and am beginning to have some life down south with Cialis - not enough life, but some. Also, be encouraged that there are other means - VED's (pumps), and injections. These are somewhat cumbersome, but better than no man life at all. The big deal for you appears the doc was successful in seeing to it you have no positive margins.
Age 61 (now 62)
Original data - pre-operation
T1C clinical diagnosis, Needle biopsy - 10 cores, Gleason 7 = 3+4 in 1 core (40%), 7 cores Gleason 6 = 3+3 ranging from 5% to 12%
All scans negative
Lupron administered 4/9/2008 for 4 months (with idea I would undergo external beam radiation followed by seed implants - then I changed my mind).
Robotic DiVinci surgery - Dr. Fagin (Austin) May 19th
Post operative - pathology
pT2c NX MX
Margins - negative
Extraprostatic extension - negative
seminal vesicle invasion - uninvolved
1st Post PSA <.04
2nd Post PSA <.01 10/30/2008