Last Wednesday in the middle of the biggest blizzard Chicago area has seen, I made my way to Northwestern Memorial for my pre-op tests and assessments.
They took chest x-ray, some tinkle, blood, gave me an EKG x 3 which came back slightly abnormal, but they would have been fine signing off for surgery. Wife thought (wisely) that I should go for an echo that the hospitalist mentioned so I don't lose sleep over this part. The MD didn't seem to concerned since three other patients had irregular reading. And also since the fact that I work out every day, generally very healthy and have no signs of heart stuff.
Either way, echo next week, to be followed by the robot a few days after that, feb. 14th.
Tomorrow will be bad, since this is when I plan on breaking the news to my mom about what's going on. I didn't want to mention anything until I knew exactly what my own intentions were, and what I as going to say to her.
Best to all of you.
Age: 55- good health. Exercise regularly.
DRE 11/08- no lumps, just enlarged prostate
PSA checked regularly, last 6.6/
Needle Biopsy 11/09- 12 samples. 11 OK. Right Lateral Mid- Adenocarcinoma Gleason score 3+3=6 9 involving 5% of specimen.
PSA risingto 8.0 thru 2010.
2nd biopsy- 2 positive cores, one a 3+3=6, 3% and the other a 3+4=7, 20%
Very last PSA- 12
DaVinci scheduled 2/14/2011