Larry, your concerns are truly understandable. It is amazing how many new aches and twinges we start to feel after a cancer dx and treatment. I went through the same feelings, was convinced every new ache in my hips and loins was a sure sign that the cancer had spread. It didn't matter that tests showed otherwise, just kind of made me paranoid at every corner. My wife would remind me that I am a 57 year old man, with artitihis in my knees and hips, and I am not 25 anymore. Plus, despite what the books and doctors say, it takes an older body much longer to recoup from a major surgery. My surgeon was honest enough to say at least a year.
Hope you feel better, you will when you get that good psa test ahead.
David in SC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/09 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/09 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - out 38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl.agree to start radiation, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg with uro/surg, 9/29- pre-op, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - suprapubic cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - first treatment IMRT.