Well yes I suppose it is and I am thankful, I feel great and am not sick. I am now 60 years old and it has been three years since my DaVinci surgery October 12, 2006. I am thankful all bodily functions are working pretty well. Impotance is not a big problem I can have intercourse
without a pump or any pills or injections but with encouragement and loving help from a beautiful wonderful wife.
Incontinence has never been a problem peeing works perfectly no runs no drips I can pee at will. So why am I bothered? They were supposed to cut this sucker out and I would be totally cured and I would live happily ever after. Well dang it, the PSA is suppossed to stay the same or go down right?
My PSA is as follows
pre Surgery PSA 4.0 Gleason 7
10/2006 right after suregery PSA 0.01
10/2007 1 year later 0.02
10/2008 2 years later 0.04
10/2009 3 years later 0.05
This is the first time the lab has sent the results ro me and it says "This is a Hybritech 3rd Generation (Ultrasesitive) equimolar Tonal PSA performed on a Beckman DXi with a clinical sensitivity of 0.008 ng/mL. PSA results determined with adifferent manufactures assays can vary."
So what does all that mean? I know one day at a time every day is a blessing etc. but I'm still bothered with the 0.05 since it is an increase. I can't help asking myself what if questions like, what is my prognosis, how long will I live, am I going to die from this stupid disease? Why don't they just say it is undectable until they feel it really is detectable? What the frick is ultrasensitive tests anyway? I don't think I would stress about it as much if they just said undetectable. The doctor told me after the surgery he didn't care what the PSA was until it reached 1.0 and then we would talk. So anyway this is good news it is only 0.05. Great forum Healing Well most everyone of my surgery mates from three years ago are no longer posting any updates so I have no idea how they are doing.
Post Edited (56pontiac) : 10/10/2009 5:49:32 PM (GMT-6)