Good Morning All,
I thought my 2 year status may be of interest to some of you that are just beginning your journey with this disease.
I am not posting regularly as of late but do read the board once in a while.
My 24 month PSA is undetectable at 0.010. As you see I had a single bad margin so we test at 6 months for 2 years. Doc says lets keep going after the 2 years at 6 month intervals for a while.
6 month PSA testing is tough. No doubt. I am able to forget about it until the month it is due and then I try and stay as busy as I can.
I would describe my activity and health level a little above average for my 56 years. I have some leakage (drops) once in a while for no reason or a heavy lift or twist but never bothersome or embarassing. My sex life is active. I am able to function somewhat without Viagra but it sure livens things most times. With Viagra when I have the side effects I also have the most positive effect of the drug. I am still experimenting with how much to take and when to take it. I take 50 mg and nothing then 50 mg and great results, go figure. Most recently I have been taking 50mg earlier in the day and then several hours later another 50 mg. That seems to always work.
I wish to say hello to all those moderators that put in so much time and effort on this site and to all those fine ladies and gentlemen that I have met during my experience here.
Keep up the good Fight...
Currently 55, surgery at 54
Normal , 2004 Biospy negative - 2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
PSA @ surgery 6
Bone and Ct scans negative
clinicaly Staged at T1C - Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008, University of Chicago.
Catheter out in 7 days normaly expected leakage
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, (3+4) 10 % of both portions of prostate
Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear, single positve margin at apex measuring less than 1/2mm.
PSA Six week < 0.1 4 month PSA <.05 6 month PSA<0.01,9 month<0.01,12 month <.008, 18 month .010, 03-21-10 (24) months .010 undetectable
Watching PSA @ 6 months for 2 years, will do salvage radiation if necessary.
Fair to Good results with Viagra, side effects are bothersome at times. Tried Levetra about the same as Viagra. Tried Cialis, think I will stay with the Viagra at 50 mg. Side effects worse at 100 mg.