Well, it's been a long time since I last posted.... This site was instrumental in helping me make my decisions relatively easy.... for that I am most grateful. I have been monitoring my health closely, especially paying close attention to my blood workups and making sure to get my PSA levels checked ever 6 months or so.
I was diagnosed with PC in 10/18/06, gleason score 3+4.... had the surgery done via DaVinci on 12/18/06. Post-op reports gave a positive prognosis. Every PSA since has been 0.10. Being someone with Type II diabetes I watch what I eat and pay attention to details of my diet. The first thing I look at on my blood workups is my PSA. Sure enough the last PSA done 9/18/10 shows a jump to 0.20.
While I'm not overly concerned, one has to ask ones self.... if I have no prostate how does one produce more PSA? Sometimes I don't want to think about the answer.
One more thing. As I read the posts on this board I continually see post-op people referring to their PSA as 0.01; when they jump they state the readings as 0.02 or higher. My post-op PSA readings has never shown itself as anything other than <0.1. What gives with that?
I have an appointment scheduled for 11/24 with my urologist, the one who did the original prostatectomy.... should I push up the date? Should I worry???
Interested in reading the responses to this post........... thanks in advance for your input.