I have not been on the site regularly for a while but wanted to give any of you that rememberr me and those who look to the future for an example of what you can expect.
I had my 18month PSA and remain undetectable . Still nervous with that bad margin.
Incontinence is seldom thought about. I can sleep well through the nite and can fill my bladder just fine. I do have a couple of little leaks very seldom, mostly when I am lifting or pulling pretty hard on a tool and such.
Erectile issues remain. Still can't figure this out. I take Viagra and have inconsistant results ranging from nothing to Dear God I am 20 again. I have unacceptable side effects from the 100mg and at 50 I have less side effects but see the same inconsistant results. I am going to try a Cialis and see what happens. I feel that my stomach contents has a great deal to do with the absorbtion of this medication.
All in all I am 98% back to normal life. This site was there right when I needed and I wish you all the very best.
Currently 55, surgery at 54
Normal , 2004 Biospy negative - 2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
PSA @ surgery 6
Bone and Ct scans negative
clinicaly Staged at T1C - Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008, University of Chicago.
Catheter out in 7 days normaly expected leakage
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, (3+4) 10 % of both portions of prostate
Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear, single positve margin at apex measuring less than 1/2mm.
PSA Six week < 0.1 4 month PSA <.05 6 month PSA<0.01,9 month<0.01,12 month <.008
Watching PSA @ 6 months for 2 years, will do salvage radiation if necessary.
Fair to Good results with Viagra, side effects are bothersome at times. Tried Levetra about the same as Viagra. Tried Cialis, think I will stay with the Viagra at 50 mg. Side effects worse at 100 mg.