I have about an hour drive to may chosen big name Hospital and made the trip once after my surgery and saw the Surgeon with a couple of students in tow. The second trip I did not get to see my Surgeon and that was that. I stay in concact by email and get the script for my PSA every six months because of the bad margin. I don't even have a local Uro guy. I promise my self to get one. If I need radiation treatments I may choose a local community hosp because of employment issues but I hope I never will.
I feel that if you feel its important to see the main man then they truly do too. If you don't, its ok with them. I do feel its very important to keep in touch with your surgical hospital so they can track your progress. This will only serve to help those that follow us.
If your surgeon actually wants to see you, I would in a heart beat, but I am not driving the distance to chit chat with a young man who would rather I did'nt come in.
Currently 56, 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
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 6 week< 0.1, 4 month<.05, 6 month<0.01,9 month<0.01, 1 year <.008, 18 month .010, 2 year .010 undetectable
Watching PSA @ 6 months for (long time), will do SRT 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 50-100 mg. Side effects worse at 100 mg.