no disprect intended, but sounds like your doctor needed to retire a long time ago. the amazing part of your story, is that after all the years of zeros you had, when the PC came back, that any doctor would let you go year after year with your reacuuring psa growing to such large numbers before any kind of treatment. A comeback number of 1.0 is considered high and potentially dangerous, I have read of numbers as high as 2.0. You said he felt something but didn't know what it was? Why didn't he biopsy it or run some kind of scan on it?
JUst sounds like you had a doctor that was way out of touch with the potential seriousness of your situation after the PC came back. I hope for your sake, that all those lengthy delays don't work against you in the long run, and that your current doctor is on top of the game.
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
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, 8/9 .16
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, scarring closed up bladder neck, corrective laser surgery scheduled for 8/18,
meeting with Rad. Oncl on 8/14 about lastest PSA