Sonny, my dear brother
Thanks for the report. Hoping that at least you will get some kind of downward movement on that post SRT PSA test. That would be an encouraging sign. My 2nd reading is coming up on April 6th.
As far as the VA part goes, just a formality, the good thing about your case, is that it has such glaring, obvious negative things. I.E. almost instant recurrance, your RT, your post number, etc, and you can say whatever you need to say about incontinence and/or ED, certainly a subjective thing on that part. You earned it, you deserve it, you need to get it.
When I was in Asheville Saturday, saw a cool patch, should have bought it, it was round like an orange, and the wording said something like"I Survived Agent Orange, Did You?"
Glad to hear Lynn made her first RV trip in the "Beast". I was looking at a new 37' 5th wheeler, and it was huge, I can't imagine that your coach was still another 8 feet longer. Geez, you have the mac daddy for sure.
Good luck, the brotherhood awaits some wonderful news for you.
David in Sc
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence: 1 Month ED: Non issue at any point post surgery, no problem post SRT
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 same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, Caths #13 & #14 same time, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days