Back from Arizona and back into the info gathering!

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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 4/7/2010 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, my husband and I had a great time in Arizona, but are back into the info gathering process.  We saw a different urologist last week, and I must say I was very pleased with his demeanor and bedside manner.  We're meeting again tomorrow with the Rad. Onc. I work with whose specialty is Brachy, then on Monday, we're headed to Edmonton to meet with a Uro who specializes in the robotic sugery.
Having had some time to "digest" the situation, both my husband and myself are in much better places mentally than we were a few weeks back.  He may not make ANY decision for a while, and may even opt to do AS for a time, but at least he'll have investigated ALL the options prior to making a decision.
Sleep, however, is still proving to be rather elusive for us both.  I got him to take a Gravol before bed last night, and he said that was the best sleep he'd had for quite a while.
It would certainly make his choice easier if there was a definitive way of assuring that his Pca is INDEED low-risk and indolent!!
-Husband's 1st PSA done (age 45) at routine physical  PSA 3.8
-DRE at physical indicated no abnormality other than slightly enlarged
-Consult with urologist Jan. 2010---DRE negative, PSA 3.89
-Biopsy Feb. 10, 2010:  T1c, Gleason 3 + 3, 2/10 cores pos. (5% in one core, <5% on other core) 1% of core volume positive, gland size     38.84

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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2243
   Posted 4/7/2010 1:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome back Kuls,
Glad the two of you had some quality time together, as wel as a chance to look at options from a distance. Keep us posted and hoped you liked Arizona.
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive 4.5 psa
59 yo when diagnosed, 61 yo 2010
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
 started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Post op dx of neuropathy
T2C left lateral and left posterior margins involved
3 months psa.01, 6 month psa.4, 6 1/2 month psa.5
Starting IMRT on 1/18/10, Completed 39 tx at 72 gys on 3/12/10
Great family and friends

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