Larry, it could mean that, but its way too early to make that call. You haven't even had your first post surgeyr PSA yet, you said that would be in October. Despite your pathology report, you may pull a zero and pull one for some time. One thing I have been learning in the past year, is despite certains numbers and percentages and statistics, don't assume the worse case. There are too many variables with PC and too many differences and exceptions. What looks bad sometimes is good, and good can go bad without any rhyme or reason.
Right now, you got some serious healing to do. You only had your surgery one week ago. Listen to your body, and take the time to recover properly.
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, 8/14 met with Rad Oncl, still talking option, 8/18 - had laser scope surgery to clear blockage, now on Catheter #7