Sonny, so happy you are down to that last one, long time coming, but you are just about
there. My wife went with me on my last one, the only time she went, and they showed her the machine and console.
What your dr. said about
continuing the PSA tests beyond what you and I have spoken about
makes a certain sense. I might consider that after I know a little more about
where I stand in a few months. Still haven't changed my mind on the HT path either, and interestingly, when I met with my uro/surgeon Monday, I mentioned that to him in passing, and he said that he wasn't surprised, and it wasn't the first time patients of his felt that way.
Good luck on that last zap, and give my best to Lynn.
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
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12
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 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 in place