There could be some prostatic tissue left, particularly with the nerve sparing. This can still produce low amounts of PSA.
My URO also said that he expected <.01, and I have been good, so far. But I am also watching the numbers.
As has been said, .02 or .03 is good, but I would add that the Roche lab prints on the results that they consider .05 as the base level for re-occurence.
Good luck, and enjoy the holidays. Nothing we can do today to change what will happen in 3 weeks or 3 months. Just enjoy every day that you have is my motto.
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