You can call you doctor's office and let them know that you are dealing with PSA ~ prostate specific anxiety ~ and you want the PSA results asap. They should be able to call the lab for you and get the results. PSA tests themselves take less than an hour. I now wait 24 hours for mine, but I don't have much in anxiety anymore, and they should not make a patient, especially a high risk patient, do any waiting if it's bothering them. When I started out, they used to do it STAT and have it ready immediately. I have since become used to the process and when I see my oncologist, I go in the day before for labs. Then the first thing out of his mouth is the result. Fagin is a great doctor and I know he knows the drill.
I bet you get great results, but to be sure, I will send well wishes (and higher) just for good measure.
BTW, my Us TOO chapter facilitator ~ Lew Musgrove ~ had surgery in 1993. He was Gleason 8 as well and he is doing great. He went on the become the President of Us TOO International and for years has been the lead advisor the the Nevada Governors commision on Prostate Cancer. He has since retired himself to just running the Las Vegas meetings.
Thought you might like that tidbit...
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 2007
Geason 4+3=7, Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
Positive Margins (PM), Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE) : Bilateral Seminal vesicle invasion (SVI)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (January 13, 2009): <0.1
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My InfoLink page is at Tony's Prostate Cancer InfoLink Page