As I've mentioned before, I have SRT plans in place. The process will start within a week of my next PSA test, assuming that test increases like the previous ones.
I was going to do it this Tuesday (the 15th), but due to some severe back problems, I've decided to delay the next test until the 22nd or at the very latest the 1st. This is because it would be too painful to even try and go through any contortions on the radiation table.
On the positive side, I am noticing significant improvement in my back pain. I had to use a cane for a few days, but that's no longer necessary. I'll have a better comparison on Monday, my relatively long workday. I saw a P/T person on Friday. She said it appears to be a disk problem (although no proof without an MRI). She gave me some specific exercises to try. Next session on Tuesday.
Hopefully, this improvement will continue. I actually thought of going to the gym today, so that's a good sign.
David -- you and I may be doing our PSA at the same time. Good luck to both of us!
PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (PSAf: 24%), PCA3 =75 .
Biopsy 11/30/09. Gleason 4+3. Stage: T1C. Current Age: 64
Surgery: Dr. Menon @Ford Hospital, 1/26/10.
Pathology Report: G 4+3. Nodes: Clear. PNI: yes. SVI: No. EPE: yes. Pos. Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. 100% continent by 3/10. ED- in progress. PSA on 3/10/10-: 0.01. PSA on 6/21/10--0.02. 9/21/10--0.06; 1/4/11-0.13 CRAP!