So here it is guys.
My one month PSA test came back at Total PSA .40
You would not believe how much I had to go through to get the results. But that is a topic for the What the Hell Are They Doing in the Medical Community discussion.
I saw my Uro at 2 weeks post surgery as a courtesy to deliver the path report and discuss my surgical experience. He flatly stated that he did not agree with my Henry Ford doctors as to the outlook and immediately wanted me to go into pro-active radiation treatment. Now this was just 2 weeks after surgery.
With this PSA test they wanted to refuse to give me the results until I scheduled an office visit. I knew then that the doctor wanted to talk to me again about
radiation at "His Clinic". I told them in no uncertain terms I did not want to schedule and appt at this time and I was not leaving without the test results.
Here is my question and I
open it for discussion;
I called my dr. in Detroit and asked them about
the test results. They said that ideally you wanted them to come back undetectable. But it was not uncommon for them to come back at anywhere from .1 to .4 or .5. This is why they take the test at 1month and again at 4 months. They said the real test indicator is the 3 months after the first test. This is why they schedule the follow up at 4 months post surgery.
Have any of you encountered this before? Has it been discussed here before? Does this make medical sense to any of you? And, should I be looking for a short pier to take a long walk off of?
I don't need any advice on a new Uro. As of today I considered them FIRED. I have had an uncomfortable feeling from the beginning that they were trying to slide me into their revenue stream and today kinda confirmed it for me. Nothing tangible, but it is one of those feel it in my gut kinda things and I can't and won't ignore it.
Now this is in no way to be taken as a slam on the medical community as a whole and I could be totally wrong. But as we have all said and heard many times, a large part of your success in dealing with PCa is your attitude and confidence in your medical team. I just feel it is time for me to evaluate my confidence levels and re-adjust my positive attitude.
All feedback is extremely welcomed.
Post Edited By Moderator (James C.) : 10/27/2009 12:52:47 PM (GMT-6)