All I can say, is wow, and thanks for the support, and yes, it was good to report something good this time, instead of more bad news.
For those that asked, its not in the muscle, its in the bone where it hurts. Went to PT today, then about an hours shopping with the wife, and even with a cane, I can hardly stand up on that side, so again, need to get to the bottom of it. The part that bothers me most, is that 3 months ago, that area never ever hurt, not even mildly. But, wasn't prepared to deal with a met at this point, not so soon after the SRT failed. This will give me some time to think through what may lay ahead in my path.
Will be seeking a new medical oncologist to talk to at some point, but with my litigation going, and living in an area with limited resources, will have to get creative about finding a new one to talk to. If any of my Upstate SC brothers know of a good oncologist that isn't part of Cancer Centers of the Carolinas, let me know please.
Again, friends, one and all, I appreciate all your care and concern. PC is becoming like a complex game of chess to me, and the PC side knows how to play the game well, and as the opposition, I have to keep trying to think several moves ahead of the beast.
For now, the best advice I heard was to wait and see the next couple of PSA readings, next in May, then in August, to fully determine how rapidly my PSA velocity issue really is post SRT.
david in sc
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 2/11 1.24
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10,