Greetings and welcome back. I, too, took a break after a few months and just felt the need to be a part of this group. We are all among friends and know what each other has been through.
I think most docs want you to be tested every 90 days for the first 2 years. I would certainly ask your doc about getting the test more frequently. In my case, I only see my doc every 6 months but I go to the office and get the blood work every 90 days. You have to be proactive but it is important to know where you are.
Best wishes and do keep us posted. Glad you are here. David
Diagnosed Dec 2007 during annual routine physical
PSA doubled from previous year from 1.5 to 3.2
12 biopsies - 2 positive with 2 marginal
Gleason 3 + 3 = 6
RRP 4 Feb 08
Both nerves spared
Good pathology - no margins - all encapsulated - Gleason 4 + 3 = 7
Catheter out Feb 13 - wore pad for couple of days - pad free Feb 16
PSA every 90 days - ZERO's everytime!
Great wife and family who take very good care of me