Good Afternoon my brothers,
Just wanted to stick my two bits in here and give the newbees an example as to what you can expect to look like 3 years down the road.
I was 54 at surgery with the typical T1 diagnosis. Did the robot thing and came out with T2C and a single (short) bad margin. Decided to just wait and watch that PSA and if it in as much as blinked I would radiate the little bast _ _ d . The margin concerned me but the surgeon said if it was him he would just watch it.
I am feeling good just as active as before. Incontinence not a problem except for a leak here and there. Erections occur as normal but 50 mg of Viagra 2 hours or more before the deed bring some life to the party for sure.
Here's an interesting bit of info, thought my wife had kidney cancer. Multiple tumors on both kidneys. Use the same surgeon as me, same Robot as well. A cover over the electrical wiring came off the Robot, scissors arm goes goofy cutting the main artery to the kidney and punctured a lung. Doc fixed the artery but must no have seen the lung. Healed on its own in time I guess. Slow recovery most likely from other internal injuries. Through genetic testing we found that she has always had Tuberous Sclorosis. Very rare. Now checking the kids and grand kids.
I wish all of you the very best in your challenges. This site is a wonderful place and the people on it helped me to no end.
God Bless you all,
Currently 56, surgery at 54
Normal , 2004 Biospy negative - 2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
PSA @ surgery 6
clinicaly Staged at T1C - Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008, University of Chicago.
Catheter out in 7 days normaly expected leakage
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, (3+4) 10 % of both portions of prostate
Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear, single positve margin at apex measuring less than 1/2mm.
PSA 6 week< 0.1, 4 month<.05, 6 month<0.01,9 month<0.01, 1 year <.008, 18 month .010, 2 year .010 undetectable
Watching PSA @ 6 months for (long time), will do SRT if necessary.
Fair to Good results with Viagra, side effects are bothersome at times. Tried Levetra about the same as Viagra. Tried Cialis, think I will stay with the Viagra at 50-100 mg. Side effects worse at 100 mg.