Ohio, my GP and I have had a medical relationship for over 12 years, he is a good GP, and is the first to refer one to a specialist if anything is unusual or out of his league. He spends a lot of time with his patients in general, listens well, and gives one a sense of calm when dealing with him. Perfect? No way, but he's human too. He is the one over the years that didn't waste any time, and sent me to a variety of good specialists when needed. My file with him must be as thick as the NYC Yellow Page Book, lol, but he knows me, my mindset, and my body pretty well over the years. I feel fortunate to have him. He changed practices two or three years ago, and from what I was told, virtually 100% of his patients followed him and transfered their records to his new practice.
Age 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
Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes
2009 PSA 2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/11 ?
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, scarring closed up bladder neck, again