Sorry I haven't been around much in the last year to give any advice, but the recession hit our family and it's been tough going until recently.
Enough of that though, the good news is that I received my two-year post surgery PSA results and it's still less <0.1. Continence is excellent. Sometimes I think I can hold it better without a prostate than with one. Still get a stress drip every once in a great while but it's so small it's not a problem. I can achieve erections, but I still need help from my little blue Viagra pill. Allthough I would never suggest robotic surgery for everyone since everyone's situation is different, I can assuredly say that it was the right decision for me.
If anyone has any questions or if I can be of any help, my story and all updates are on the YANA website. You can look me up under my name, Jack Long.
Best to all my brothers.
: Diagnosed March 25, 2007. PSA 3.0. Gleason 6. Five of twelve samples positive with <5% each. No perineural invasion seen.
Surgery: May 21, 2007, Florida Hospital, Orlando,FL
Post-op Pathology: Upgraded to Gleason 7 (3+4), negative margins, negative capsular penetration, negative seminal vesicles, lymph nodes left intact, multifocal perinural invasion, 15% of prosate involving cancer in both lobes. T2c
Continence/Erections Out of pads at five weeks. Fully continent and can achieve erections.
Post Surgery PSA: Six tests, all <0.1
Family history: Great-great grandfather died from PC. My Father had his prostate removed at age 67 in 1997 and has had an undetectable PSA ever since. I was diagnosed at a much earlier age and had a more agressive cancer than my father. Go figure.