brb, with what you have written thus far, the December 2009 biopsy sounds like an unpleasant of course, but a good idea in your situation. Part of responsible "watching and waiting" involves multiple PSA tests and biopsies.
My first biopsy came up "clean" despite quickly rising PSA numbers. A year later, the 2nd one came up clean, well mostly, did show lots of PIN and as my urologist said, a suspicious area.
Six weeks later, the 3rd biopsy hit pay dirt, and the rest has been history. Had he not been suspicious about
the suspicous area, and I had waited another year, my Gleason 7 PC might have really gotten out of hand, even worse than it worse.
So I think you are on the right path. I hope and pray that they keep finding nothing, and that your current PSA stabalizes. My best to you.
David in SC
57, 56 at DX, PSA
7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes
First PSA Post Surgery 2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/11 ?
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, they want to start radiation, 70 gray, I am still considering all options and opinions