All I can add besides welcome to HW, is that you need to just take it a day, week, or month at a time. This site will prove one thing, that it is hard to predict what the future may hold from any point in PCa.
The biopsy may be a Gleason 6, and turn out ultimstely to be a Gleason 8. It may be a Gleason 9, and remain that. The surgery, radiation, brachytherapy, proton therapy, cryosurery, etc, may appear to have gotten it all, only to have it return again later. The surgical pathology may indicate positive margins, extra-prostatic extensions, PNI, seminal vesical involvement, etc., and the patient may not have any reoccurence for many years, or ever.
The pathology may appear to be squeeky clean, and the patient still ends up with reoccurence.
I say all the above, who as a Gleason 9, with an EPE, should not be at .01, 18 months after surgery. While in all likelihood, I will have reoccurence down the road, I may not. I have decided that I will live each day as tho I never had it, and if and when it reoccurs, I will deal with it then. I trying my best to make no assumptions. It can drive you crazy.
Good luck on your journey.
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