mel, what are you hoping it will show? if it is the same, then it wasn't needed. if its better, you can't undo what you have done. if its worse, which one do you believe, the better one or the worse one, or do you then get a third opinion and go for best out of three?
not being a wise guy, just trying to understand your thought process here. the bottom line is, your prostate is gone forever, along with the bulk of your cancer. what may or may not happen next, who can say? the jury is out. you still haven't had your first post surgery psa test yet, that will be your new base line, will make all your previous psa tests meaningless in a sense of the word.
i had thought about
having mine read elsewhere, because i am suspicious that because of my positive margin, my quick recurrance, and my psa velocity both pre and post surgery, that i am really a stage 3, not a stage 2. but when i think through the process, i come back to the same choices i mentioned above to you.
you can't unscramble eggs as the country folk like to say. so for me, it is what it is, and i deal with one episode at the time.
you need to reach some point, perhaps not now, when you are not so consumed with all the "what ifs" in your case and in PC in general. I know its hard to do, but you can drive yourself crazy.
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 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4, Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days