Mel, I was hesitant too to answer this thread, but would have to say I feel along the lines of Tud above. You have only had a single post surgery psa, and your reading was good, you just had your second one, and of course, until you get the reading you have no idea. But even if it bumped up a tiny amount, you would still not be in a recurrance situation. I believe in researching, planning ahead, trying to stay a step ahead in the PC game, especially after all my difficulties, but on the other hand, I don't think seeing one now would prove a lot. You have no evidence of recurance, and if you are fortunate, you never will. And if you do, then you will have to deal with making a secondary treatment choice, which in most likely hood, have to be some form of radiation. Not quite sure where you are really going with this.
And no disrespect intended with my answer here. Been a rough and painful day for me, so a bit on edge. There's a time and place for proper worry in our journeys, in my opinion, I don't think right now you need to be thinking along these lines.
David in SC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence: 1 Month ED: Non issue at any point post surgery, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, next one: July
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped 9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4, Caths #11 and #12 same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 31 days, 5/24 put in Cath #17