I used to be somewhat active on this forum....not so much anymore....Glad to see some of the folks from a few years back doing well...
Had my 6 month checkup today....my PSA is right at .1 ....same thing as six months ago. Not a <.1, just point one, which is weird. Since it hasn't moved in 6 months, my oncologist said it's a good check up. Said he's had other patients where the PSA just kind of sits there at a real low level.
Since I had a radical prostectomy and follow up radiation with a year of hormone treatment, they really wouldn't start treating me again until the PSA hit 10...or starting moving real fast.
I took my history off of my signature, but I had bad numbers --- a 39 PSA at 46 yrs old.....LOTS of cancer in the prostate, postive margin...lotta bad stuff. Doing just fine now.
Just wanted to count my blessings, thank the Lord, and pass on to guys starting out on this weird journey that bad initial numbers don't always mean a bad out come. I know early in my journey I always wanted to hear from guys who had worse initial numbers than me that were doing just fine. If there's somebody reading this and I'm "that guy" for you, I'm just "paying it forward" on behalf of a lot really great PC survivors who helpded me along the way.
Hang in there brothers -- keep the faith!