Had my date with Mr. DaVinci on Nov 5, 2009, and just received my one year PSA test results. Still undetectable at < 0.05. Three month and sixth month tests had the same scores. Celebrated today by booking my wife and I into Spain and Portugal for next March and April. Feel more than fortunate, as a very good friend from college days was not so lucky with his surgical outcome (six years ago at Sloan), and he died this summer. I have been very lucky in all this. Never experienced incontinence, and physical recovery was so swift and certain after surgery that my wife and I went ahead in Feb. 2010 on a long planned two month trip to Cambodia to Vietnam. Best wishes to all here.
PSA: 6.0 on 07/31/09 having risen from 4.2 on 12/02/08. Free PSA 23.5%.Other PSA History: 4.3 on 05/01/08; 3.3 on 11/15/07; 3.1 on 05/20/07; 4.0 on 11/30/06; 3.40 on 09/01/05.
Biopsy: 09/04/09 13 snips; two positive. Right Mid 4+3 = 7 and 15% of the total volume. Right Lateral Mid 4+3 = 7 and 20% of the total volume.
DaVinci robotic surgery: 11/05/09. Post surgery pathology: margins clean, no invasion of seminal vessels, no upgrade of the Gleason scores, no evidence of cancer outside the prostate capsule.
Cathether removed one week later: 11/12/09. No incontinence. Stopped using pads on day three.
Follow up PSA tests: 02/10, 05/10,11,10. All scores undetectable at < 0.05.