Hey Steve...my good neighbor...thanks I keep in touch
James and Boise...yeah, I figure there will be a retest in the next couple of months. I was figuring on just slightly over the .1 mark as I know my uro was expecting the same. We talked about
the slight increases over the last year and he felt it was pretty insignificant at the time and just needed to be watched. So we'll see what happens next.
Sleepless and Magaboo...thanks guys...with my stats it is probably local in which the radiation will zap it. Unfortunately my only fear is where the margin was. My uro spent several hours during surgery to prevent damage to the rectal wall and if this is where the cancer is, then radiation may cause some issues. But I will address those concerns with the radiation guy.
Thanks Red and Skeener...everyone here is a great bunch to be associated with
Bronson...my man..thanks for the email. I can't completely read it right now but certainly will over the weekend. I have been taking high doses of NSAIDS which was suppose to suppress the cancer from creating blood vessels for survival. I thought during the last year that it was doing a pretty good job, until this lastest test. Guess the cancer cells figured a way to stay alive.
Haven't heard back from the doc yet, and probably won't until next week. He performs surgery on Thursdays and makes his hospital rounds on Fridays.
Again thanks to all the support
You are beating back cancer, so hold your head up with dignity
Age 58 at Diagnosis
Oct 2006 - PSA 2.6 - DRE Normal
May 2008 - PSA 4.6 - DRE Normal / TRUS normal
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral w/PNI - Gleason (3+3)6 Stage T1C
Robotic Surgery Sept 18, 2008
Pathology October 1, 2008 - Gleason 7 (3+4) Staged pT2c NO MX - Gland 50 cc
Seminal Vesicles and Lymph Nodes clear
Positive Margins Right Posterior Lobe
PSA 5 week Oct 2008 <.05
3 month Jan 2009 .06
6 month Apr 2009 .06
9 month Jul 2009 .08
12 month Oct 2009 .09
18 month April 2010 .19