Mag, getting my first post SRT PSA drawn next Monday, this will be my new baseline. Not as worried about
this one, as the one that follows in 3 months. I never had 2 zero in a row right from the start.
Some of the pain associated with my SRT is going away slowly, better now than when it ended 2 1/2 weeks ago. Hope it keeps improving.
The antibiotics seem to be helping with the UTI the SP cath caused, so spasms still there, but not as painful either, which is a big relief.
The catheter is still a full time annoyance, today is day 76 on this setup. Mid-January to late-January is my best hope at this point about
being catheter free, so still have a ways to go on that. Despite me griping about
it, will say, it beats the pain and terror of having blockages and retentions.
David in SC
57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.33rd Biopsy
: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3Open RP:
11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09Path Rpt
: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence: 1 Month ED: Non issue at any point post surgery
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped 9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 in 35 days, 12/7/9 - Cath #10 in place