Just a little to introduce myself. Married, two grown sons.
My prostate issues began in February of 08 after I had an inguinal and naval hernia repair that left me with a catheter for 7 weeks due to an inability to urinate. For 4 weeks after having the Foley catheter removed I was required to self catheterize until I thankfully was able to pass urine with no problem. Following that experience, I had a regular DRE and PSA tests. The DRE was negative but the PSA was going up in a worrying trend. The urologist gave me numerous options including an ultrasound/biopsy which when completed indicated a Gleason of 3+3=6.
I was referred to a very good surgeon who has years of experience with both
open and robotic; because of the previous mesh hernia repair he recommended
open which is scheduled for May 5th.
I am very fortunate to have a loving and understanding wife who is fully supporting me in this adventure. I am also lucky to have many family and friends who are praying for me and offering encouragement. I also feel blessed that I have found this cyber family to provide much needed information.
Age 62 Sex Male
PSA - 3-20-08 2.7; 4-17-08 3.1; 9-18-08 3.6; 1-22-09 3.8
Ultrasound/biopsy 2-12-09 50
4 of 12 samples positive 3+3=6, Right mid-medial <5%, Right mid-lateral 10-20%, Right base medial 10%, Right base lateral 10% adenocarcinoma
RRP scheduled for 5-5-09
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