You folks are awesome and thank you so much for your input. It's really appreciated.
Currently, I have my blood drawn at a local clinic and the results are sent to my surgeon's office in Boston. The surgeon's office then emails me the results, which so far have been good. I was very disappointed when my original urologist said he could no longer be my doctor. He said it would be inappropriate for him to remain so, considering another doctor would be doing the surgery. Hey, what do I know? It's not like I've been down this road before, so I simply thought this was the way it was for everyone.
I guess I have to decide if I really need a urologist now. My hunch is that I do! Sunny brings up free samples as a bonus, and that should not be underrated. However, ED is the situation I need addressed, pronto. I've done zero, nada since surgery on Sept. 15th, so I need a urologist I believe.
I don't know if guys remember, but I'm the guy not taking or doing anything about
ED, which was one important topic I wanted to discuss with my surgeon on the appointment that was postponned today for the second time. Right now I am just hanging out there, without a plan. Ooops, sorry for that visual image.......
Thanks for the great feedback.
Pre-op PSA: 4.1
Gleason grade: 3+4=7, present in both lobes, at least 1.1 cm, and occupying less than 5% of prostate by volume. pT2c NX MX
No lymphatic/vascular invasion present.
Seminal vesicles and extraprostatic soft tissue free of tumor.
Inked margins are free of tumor.
High grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia is present
Robotic RP: Sept. 15th, 2009 1 day in hospital, cath out on 9th day
Post-op PSA: at 4 weeks ---> .04
three months -> .03 (the trend is my friend!)
ED: Improvement is very slow but there are positive signs. Doc has NOT put me on ED drugs yet.
One pad/day for the first six weeks. Two pairs of underpants, just to play it safe, for a few months.
Surgery: Dr. Jim Hu. Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston
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