Ohio, thanks for the concern. That is one reason why I chose to slow down the rush for them wanting me to have radiation at this point. My next PSA (and I chose this mark in the sand) is on August 11th. Which will be 9 months from surgery, 6 weeks from my last PSA test. We are still looking at post surgery PSA's of .05, .10, and .11. I will probably seek all kinds of advice, here and in my medical community. The radiation clinic was just too eager acting to push me into with these PSA numbers. Not saying I won't do it, but I really really want to know that I am doing the right thing at the right time. Unfortantely, this latest blockage came out of no where, so its the more critical of my needs. I understand, but don't know first hand, that radiation tends to cause urinary restrictions and potential blockages.
David in SC
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