As I wrote before my PSA had gone from 0.1 to 0.3 in 3 months. Which is bad news but even worse is that everything I have read including Dr. Walsh's book and talking with Pathologist the chance of my recurrance being local is nil. They also say that some doctors will not recommend radation because it will not do anything and will just cause more side affects.
Of course, I know I can find a Docotor who will do it but if it will not help. As you can probably tell MJ & I are going crazy with information. We leave tomorrow morning for our 3 hour ride to Orlando to have the surgial clips that have worked there way into my urthea and formed stones removed in the OR. I keep hoping that these clips have some tissue on them that is causing the rise in PSA since it started going up about the time I started having the burning problems. Probably wishful thinking but at this point I will pray for any good news. My question is there anyone that has had a local recurrence with a good Path report liked mine that readation helped?
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Jerry & MJ
DX 8/13/08 , PSA 4.0, Biopsy 14 samples 1 positive 12% of sample,
Gleason Score 4+4 =8 Bone scan and MRI negative
Da Vince surgery on Oct 17, 08 Florida Hospital Dr Vipul Patel
Post Gleason report 3+3= 6 Lymph nodes on both sides negative
margins Negative Stage II (pt2a)
Cath out on October 29th left in longer due to small leak.
11/19/08 dry no more pads
12/2/08 first PSA <0.1
3/6/09 6 Month PSA 0.0
6/3/09 9 month PSA 0.1
7/14/09 PSA still 0.1
6/12/09 new gleason score of 4=4
Developed stone in bladder may require surgery