cave, sorry you are dealing with a post surgery rising psa. i am in the same boat as you. there would be no way to prove that you eating some "fun" food after trying to eat right has anything to do with your rising numbers. if you have reaccurance, it is because there were cancer cells left behind, and prostate cancer cells produce these minute amounts of PSA, plan and simple. So please don't feel guilty that you are causing this increase.
every radiation oncoologist seems to have a different opinion of when to draw the line in the sand. I have talked to two now in recent times, from the same practice, and they use .50 as the highest effective limit to start salvage radiation treatments. In my personal research, I have read as low as .10, to as high as 2.0. Another group would average out to no higher than 1.0 no matter what.
i am wrestling with the same situation, with post surgery psa's of .05, .10. .11. and now .16. It sure isn't going down, but it still microscopic ammounts of psa. we should compare notes with what we learn.
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