When I first got the diagnosis, and a Gleason 9, I was pretty bummed. I still figure it is probably a matter of time, but on April 14th, 2009, I had a dance with Ms. DaVinci. She was so smooth, I hardly noticed she took my prostate during the dance. She was so gentle.
Today, 1 year and 1 day later, I got my PSA which was a .01. Really wanted a < in front of it, but at those levels, I suppose lots of things could make it show something.
So to you guys out there with G 7, G 8 or G 9, it is possible to beat this thing for a while.
I don't take anything for granted, and take each day as a gift.
On this my D-day, I wish all the best to all of my PC brothers as we fight this monster.
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic 4/14/09 Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free 6 week PSA <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED. Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10, 9 month PSA < .01
1 year psa (364 days) .01