Fellas: As some of you know I just completed my SRT, I have been having some unrelated GI issues for sometime so my GI Doc. sent me for a CT of the Abdomen. He knows my history so he decided to go ahead and have the pelvis done also and pass that on to my Onc. if anything happened to show up.
I filled out the Medical History portion of the paper that the Radiology Clinic gave me stating that I had just finished SRT so there would be no surprises to the Radiologist.
I had full pelvic radiation along with specific radiation to the base of the bladder. Full pelvic radiation isn't really full pelvis, it targets the seminal vessels not the full pelvis, why they call it full pelvic I don't know.
I went and picked up a copy of my report a day after the CT and under the Pelvis area it states: "Calcifications are seen at the bladder base, the seminal vessels are atrophic."
It looks like the radiation hit its mark where it needed to. While I laid on the table getting the radiation I used to wonder if it was really working or not. I think I now have the answer.
Good luck to those of you going thru it right now and it will be over before you know it.
Biopsy- 12 cores, 4 positive highest 4+4=8
Bone scan, CT scan and Chest X-ray clear 4/16/08
Urologist suggested surgery 4/16/08
MRI on 4/24/08 clear no suggestion of lymph node involvement.
4/24/08 -Started on Lupron and Casodex preparing for HDRT and IMRT in late July. This treatment will not preclude me from surgery if I change my mind.
Decide to have DaVinci surgery after another consult with surgeon.
6/19/08- DaVinci surgery at University of Washington.
6/25/08- Path report, clear margins, no noted extension
9/12/08- PSA <0.02
12/05/08-PSA <0.02 Six months after surgery
3/02/09-PSA <0.02 Nine months after surgery
8/17/09-PSA .21 Begin HT and set up for SRT to begin in 2 months.