Just got back from my 27 month check up and I again posted a Zero, Nada, 0.0. I asked my surgeon just what is zero. He told me the test they use will go to only 0.04 and I have not shown anything other than 0.00, so somewhere in that range and that’s where he wants me.
My bride tells me that I go into a serious state of mind one week before each of my 6 months checkups until I get a good report. I guess that will probably happen as long as I truly care. Until then we invite some friends and celebrate on the town. Cheers!
I again thanked my surgeon for his expertise and he said with a straight face that there was no need to thank him, he just happened to be present at the surgery. I have an added bonus in knowing a great surgeon who is not full of himself. Had to pass on my good news and thank everyone again for the support this site provides. The night is cold and dark but the morning always brings hope. Together we can beat this disease.
Age 61 at diagnosis
PSA Jan 2006 2.8, PSA Jan 2007 3.7, PSA Jan 2008 4.4
DRE Normal, Biopsy positive 1 core in 10,
Clinical T1C, Pre surgery Gleason 3+4=7
Bone scan Normal, Cat Scan Normal
da Vinci robotic Surgery April 30, 2008, Fremont Nebraska
Post surgery Gleason 3+4=7, Pathological P2C
Lymph nodes clear, Margins clear
Hospital stay 2-days, Catheter out 10 days
1-pad a day for 3 weeks
Back at work 7-days after surgery, desk job
Both Nerves spared, 100% with assistance of sildenafil citrate from ADC
Post 3 month PSA-undetectable, Post 9 month PSA-undetectable, Post 15 month PSA-undetectable, Post 21 month PSA-undetectable, Post 27 month PSA-undetectable.