Thank you folks for the great welcome here on the HW forum. I found this forum on line right after I found out my PSA was elevated and was about to start my journey down this road. I was nervous, scared, etc. and along with reading and surfing the web for any information I could obtain about this disease, it was good to find this site to get that "personal" experience that this forum provides. If I can be of any help to anyone just starting down this path, please let me know. I know, as many of you folks do, that the uncertainty of what's going on, what's going to happen next, what can I expect, etc., can be a big weight"on your shoulders, as well as your family and friends.
Take care, and again THANK YOU!
PSA test: 8/2007-2.8, 8/2008-3.2, 12/09-4.2, 2/10-4.72
DRE's all normal.
Free PSA test: 3/10 4.6 w/10% free PSA
Biopsy: 4/2010 4 of 12 cores positive for Pca
Core #1 5% of Gleason 3+3=6
Core #2 25% of Gleason 3+3=6
Core #3 80% of Gleason 3+4=7
Core #4 100% of Gleason 3+4=7
Davinci Robotic surgery at Queen of the Valley MC in Napa, CA on 6/10/2010 performed by Dr. James Hendricks.
Surgery went without any problems, from 7:30 am to 11:00am.
Released from hospital next morning 11am.
Catheter removed 6/16/2010.
Biopsy report: Adenocarcinoma, Gleason score 3+4=7 involving <half left lobe only. Margins free of tumor. No evidence of extraprostatic extension of tumor. No neoplasm identified in bilateral seminal vesicles/ vas deferens. No lymph node involvement.
Perineural invasion: Yes (positive).
Tumor site: Left apex, Left mid <5% involvement.
pt2a, pNX, pMX. Tumor size 1.8 cm.
High grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN).
Prostate weight 41 grams.
Continence: 1 pad per day-(mostly for just in case). Just about completely dry! Every day gets better.
ED: Yes, but I have hopes since both nerves were spared.
Pain level is just about nil 11 days after surgery.