Well, I got my much awaited psa results this morning. Background: post
open RP, 3 years .04 psa's, then in April an increase to .06, In Sept., an increase to .09, and now Jan ..........
.09, no increase! Relieved, yes, thankful, yes, a little scared of waiting for the other shoe to fall (the next test Feb. 2). Overall, a big relief and very grateful for that result. Now on to worrying about
If it is the same, then I think I will relax somewhat.
The Radiation Oncologist had predicted, using my doubling rate, , if this was a true BCR, a result in the .16 range this time. My GP told me he had 3 post surgery guys who all went up to around .2 and never any more increase. I didn't really buy that then, but I just might be willing to listen now... So, I'm not never saying never, but so far, so good.
If this next one stays the same, I'm gonna try out some of the recently discussed alternatives, such a Pom juice, maybe some Vit. D. or a complex all-in-one pill. (Turn from the dark side Luke, turn from the dark side)
Seeing as it won't screw up my statistical history.
James C. Age 63
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4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Sparing
open RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09, 01/11-.09
Post Edited (James C.) : 1/5/2011 9:36:58 AM (GMT-7)