Aspen: It's great to hear from you, its amazing how far you have come since your diagnosis. You're the poster boy for why some of us travel to MDAnderson, the best in the world. If you have time to post let us know how the recovery goes from the ADT. There is a lot of confusion on this board about Hormone therapy. I'm down to 1 more year of HT then hopefully no more harpoons.
No baloon huh, that's great !
Biopsy- 12 cores, 4 positive highest 4+4=8
Bone scan, CT scan and Chest X-ray clear 4/16/08
Urologist suggested surgery 4/16/08
MRI on 4/24/08 clear no suggestion of lymph node involvement.
4/24/08 -Started on Lupron and Casodex preparing for HDRT and IMRT in late July. This treatment will not preclude me from surgery if I change my mind.
Decide to have DaVinci surgery after another consult with surgeon.
6/19/08- DaVinci surgery at University of Washington.
6/25/08- Path report, clear margins, no noted extension
9/12/08- PSA <0.02
12/05/08-PSA <0.02 Six months after surgery
3/02/09-PSA <0.02 Nine months after surgery
8/17/09-PSA .21 Begin HT and set up for SRT to begin in 2 months.