Just got my 15 month PSA. <.01 ! As a Gleason 9'r, I could not be any happier, well, unless maybe if I had spontaneous capabilities.
But honestly, the knot in the stomach seems as bad as the 3 month PSA. Last PSA I had a .01, or so the lab reported, so I imagined this one would be a .02 or something, the start of the climb. Oh well, wait til the next 3 months. I have come to think this is the way it will be forever.
Note to new guys. Be directive on your PSA testing. Make sure the doctor or nurse prescribes the correct test. There is PSA screen, PSA diagnostic, and PSA ultrasensitive . There are several other names used to describe these tests as well. The lab doesn't always know what test the doctor has ordered, so you may not get the correct sensitivity. I have become hooked on the ultrasensitive which uses electrochemicalluminescecne technology, and usually reads to the .01. There are some that go to 3 decimal places.
Meanwhile, I will continue living the good life.
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic 4/14/09 Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free 6 week PSA <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED. Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10, 9 month PSA < .01
1 year psa (364 days) .01
15 month PSA <.01