Hello Friends...just a note to let you know I visited my Uro yesterday and got the results of my 12 months PSA and I am happy to report <0.1 undetectable. He is taking me off the quarterly requirement and placing me on a six month schedule. My next will be in Oct. I have always felt that the surgical route that I took was the correct one, even though the incontinence was almost impossible to live with, I think I have licked that problem also with the AUS that I had installed in Jan 09. I will update soon on this board the latest details in my thread entitled, "Surgical Intervention in my Incontinence Problem." Thanks for all the help and support...its been a heck of a year to live through.
Age 75 at DX 76 on 9 May 08
DRE positive with nodule 15 Jan 08
PSA 3.8 18 Jan 08
Biopsy 11 Mar 08 Gleason 8 (4+4) on the right 3 out of 12 positive <5%. Gleason 7 (4+3) on the left 1 out of 11 positive <5%.
Bone scan and CT scan Negative 12 Mar 08
Robot Assisted da Vinci prostectomy with Dr Fagin in Austin scheduled for 30 April 08.
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da Vinci successfully completed by Dr Fagin as scheduled.
Gleason downgraded to 3+4=7
Tumors confined to the prostate.
Bilateral tumor on right side 5 of 10 levels and on left side tumor present in 9 of 10 levels.
Extraprostatic Extension Negative
Seminal Vesicle Invasion Negative
As far as it goes between you, me and the fence post I am cured.
06-24-08 <0.1 Undetectable.
09-23-08 <0.1 Undetectable.
01-10-09 <0.01 Undetectable.
AUS/IPP installed by Dr Morey 1/21/09 Activation 03/09/09 successfully completed by Dr Morey...All Systems GO! 100% continent.