Nice to hear about your Pete again. Been thinking about the two of you lately. Yeah, I know what you mean about looming PSA tests. Even though I told myself not to get hung up about them after my surgery, I am already dreading and worrying about my six-month test in May. Still a ways off, but already on my mind. It's kind of funny, with the 3 bouts of previous cancer that involved radiation that ended 9 years ago, there was no other followup needed, so it was easy to put that far out of my mind, with PCa, it seems like we are forced to think about it all the time, or at least every few months, don't like that part, but seems to come with the turf.
David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 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 .05, 6 month on 5/9