Well, it has been awhile since I have posted... and things have been going good. We have moved to Winthrop WA from Monroe, WA and accordingly changed med facilities... The house we started in 2006 is down to finishing trimwork... and we enjoy the environment over there immensely...
As my signature shows, post op PSA was 0.01 and two followups were 0.02 (thru Dec 2008)
Just had PSA taken for annual check-up and even though I told them to use the more accurate test for post op PSA guys like me, they forgot anf the result came back as 0.1 (not <0.1)... I told them I wanted the more accurate test and they said the lab still had sample and could retest... that result came back at 0.13... and I am about 31 months post op.
So, since it has crept up, I have left a message for my original surgeon back in Seattle for any followup plans he might want... and a retest at their lab... In a post op followup discussions with my original surgeon back in 2008 he had mentioned that he considered below 0.2 as basically undetectable for the tests, but would be interested if there was a consistantly increasing pattern even though results were below that level.
So time for a little concern again... Amazing how post op and initial results low, you kind of "forget" about PCA for your own person... about the drama and feelings of the journey at that time... and then a unexpected test result can bring it immedately back into the foreground again... bring that heart rate back up again... Such is life... Good that we have friends and places like HW to vent...
We will keep you posted on this new little sidetrail of the journey...
God Bless All...
After 3-4 years of annual PSA 4-6, biopsy recommended
3/13/2007 - 12 point biopsy - Left 0/6 Right 1/6 Gleason 3+3 T1c
4/24/2007 - DaVinci performed at Virginia Mason hospital in Seattle
5/2/2007 - Catheter Out! Final pathology of Gleason 6 T2c Nx Mx, approx 20% of prostate involved, positive margin, but only at 2 focal points.
6/28/2007 9 weeks incontinance... Overnite, went from 4-6 soaked pads a day from prev 8 weeks to 2 barely wet pads a day.
7/12/2007 11 weeks post-op Minimal leakage... one small pad a day
7/18/2007 First Post-Op PSA... 0.01 !!!
9/10/2007 Pad free and ED at 75% with 100mg Viagra generic
6/26/2008 2nd Post-OP PSA at 14 months... 0.02
12/2/2008 3rd Post-OP PSA at 20 months... 0.02
11/1/2009 4th Post-OP PSA at 31 months... 0.13 (moved and diff lab)