You're welcome, Ray...........Sleepless has a good point re: second opinion on the biopsy slides
Mine were read locally, (Delaware), but at my request, my uro got a second opinion from Johns Hopkins........ask any and all questions of Lee; he took all the time I needed to answer questions, as did his physician's assistant, Rachel. I'll shoot you an email if you want to correspond privately, although if any of the info is beneficial to others on the forum, we should share it. I, too, was a weed-lurker here at HW before jumping in; although I discovered HW post-treatment, it has been a big help to me in my recovery phase.
Arnie in DE
Age 56 (biopsy & surgery)
PSA at Diagnosis-3.9
Biposy 8/19/08--4 of 12 cores positive; 5% involvement, Gleason 6 (3+3)
Surgery 1/26/09-DaVinci Robotic Prostatectomy at Presbyterian Medical Center/HUP-Phila, PA
Dr. David Lee
Pathology Report- Adenocarcinoma, no capsular involvement, seminal vesicles clear, lymph nodes clear, negative margins, Gleason 7 (3+4), Stage T2C, Prostate 61.8 grams, gland involvement 2-10%
Catheter removed after 8 days, totally dry at 3 months. ED issues continue, Viagra (via ADC) nightly (100mgs), VED use in earnest at 6 months. "Ball Park Frank" plumping at this point.
3 month PSA--<0.1
6 month PSA--<0.1