I'm with you. As a Gleason 9, I am as jumpy as a frog in the skillet. Any change in PSA makes me jump. I can buy this noise, calibration, naturally occuring PSA etc. to a point, but after 5 PSA readings at <.01, and then have one at .01, I am jumpy. Is this the start of the trend ?
My test report from the lab does state that .05 is considered BCR by the lab. So I am using that as my trigger point. When I hit .05, I'm jumping.
I do think I am getting a little less jumpy, and hopefully more resigned to the fact that I will most likely need more treatment.
Good luck, and just work on making every day a good one. Enjoy every moment.
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