An, I'd missed seeing this post first time around last month.
You said, "I worry because Paul's right back into his busy life and I don't want all that busyness to somehow lower his immune system and change his PSA numbers."
I don't think a busy life is anything to worry about
. If that translates into stress, excessive stress, then that's a different matter. But, I'd be far more worried about
the effect of that on his cardiovascular system than I would about
any impact on a bio chemical recurrence.
And, I'm more concerned about
you and the stress you've been carrying than I am about
You and I have been around HW long enough for you to know that when it comes to things medical, I'd have had my license revoked long ago --- if I'd had one in the first place. Still, I wanted to share my perspective on this with you. It's easy and facile to say, 'don't worry,' but I think the latest results posted in another thread show you and Paul have every reasonable expectation of continued good news.
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