I with ya' on that Tony. I've probably mentioned it before but I started testing at forty. I had an older cousin dx'd in the early 90's, hence my own and my uro's dedication to the yearly test(I was three months late last year, finally getting into the office in Feb 08', whew) .....My first PSA was 5.1 @ 40yo, 3 months later it was down to 3 somthing and three months after that it had settled in around the 1.5 range where it remained until Feb 08 when it went back up to the 5.0 mark....I've told my son and nephews they should start at forty, with one at thirty, thirty-five...wouldn't hurt a thing. Give em' a good baseline ya' know...
age: 53 Pre-op PSA Feb 08' 5.0, April 08' 4.1
Biopsy 5.1.08, 5 of 15 cores postive, T2a, Gleason 3+4=7
DaVinci performed 7.29.08
Bladder sling installed, umbilical hernia repaired during surgery.
Path report, "cancer fully contained, margins clear".
Cath removed 8.8.08, ED therapy begins 8.9.08
100mg Viagra three times a week, pump for ten minutes daily
and hold for ten minutes.
8.16.08 switched to Levitra 20mg, immediate results
9.15.08 Pad free at night, one thin (light) pad during the day
9.18.08 1st Post-op PSA Undetectable Zero's....Yes!
12.22.08 2nd Post-op PSA Zero's still...
Pads gone 1.3.09, finally found the courage...Thanks ya'll
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