Hi Bob, We'll be watching with interest for your pathology report. Be sure you do get a photocopy of the actual report. You'll want it for your own records and to refer back to.
One thing not mentioned so far is getting a second read on your pathology --- finding a pathologist who does lots of prostate tissue and getting them to look at your slides and give you a report. Just as with surgeons, pathology is an art as well as a science, and some are better at it than others --- in part because they do a lot of prostate work.
You don't have to have a second biopsy, or anything, you just have your slides sent to whoever you chose (hire) to do your second read.
Sometimes a second read can add a perspective, or raise issues that can be helpful in making a treatment decision.
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