Good news Sephie --- actually, fantastic news! Bravo.
On thinking about cancer: My mother, who is a 55 year survivor of breast cancer, says that for the first five years she thought of it every day. In the second five years she realized sometimes a day had passed and she'd not thought of it. By year fifteen she was going whole weeks! At near 97 she says she doesn't think of it at all ---- too worried worrying about her children's cancers. (Went out to dinner with her on Tuesday, she insisted on paying. It was her 70th wedding anniversary and she said she was going to charge it to father's estate and let him pay to take her out on her anniversary!)
Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours. Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn --- perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7
First post op PSA Sept 09 less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23, 2009 less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on April 9, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on July 9, 2010 (one year) less than 0.02