sorry about that pathology, you are now in that advanced case category, but there is still lots to hope for. i agree with your doctor, to wait on that first psa test, or perhaps a couple of them, some men with your numbers don't have reccurance for some time, and some men with lesser stats end up with reccurance faster.
enjoyed you on the chat last night. hope to see you again.
you would also want to have any incontinence issues and a a jump on ED matters before you jumped into radiation/HT, unless your doctors advised you differntly.
good luck and keep us posted
david in sc
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 ?
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, on Catheter #21, will be having Ileal Conduit Surgery in Sept.