Hi Concerned, bummer news, but as others have said while surgery may not be the get-out-of-PCa-jail-free card we all want it to be, there are other cards to be played which can still give your dad a good outcome and many years ahead. I've got you and your family on my prayer list tonight.
As concerning as all this news may be, the first step on the road to recovery isn't the pathology and what treatments may lie ahead, it's getting up off that hospital bed and getting in shape to pace brampy on one of those eight mile runs. Or, at least a brisk walk around a few blocks. It's the old, drink, walk, pain meds, drink, walk, pain meds, routine. A strong body is a fighting body.
Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours. Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn --- perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7
First post op PSA Sept 09 less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23, 2009 less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on April 9, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on July 9, 2010 (one year) less than 0.02