Checked with our VA clinic about
getting another PSA test since I received the seeds, Brachytherapy almost one year ago. Although I feel "as fit as a fiddle" and my regular family type Doc indicated that I should have 10 to 15 more GOOD years left in me, the VA does not even give PSA tests to the Vets over age 70, or so I was told anyhow. Made me feel like they don't give a good hoot about
us older guys. I'm only going on 75 and thought they'd give the PSA test at least once a year. Anyone else of us older chaps been confronted with their refusal like mine??
The Brachytherapy procedure, for ME, has never produced any side effects such as ED, incontinence or peeing problems. Only libido loss that I did experience was temporary and was due to getting my PC diagnosis and then that one Lupron shot received about
15 months ago. Don't produce much sperm any more but that's really not too important at age 74 1/2...
Bob, located in Southern Colorado
Dx Jan 2010, Volume 51.345
Gleason 3+4=7, second opinion 4+3=7 (Don't know which to believe)
Brachytherapy May 26, 2010 at Chicago Prostate Cancer Center, Westmont, IL
No catheters after the procedure.
First PSA three months after seeds 0.12
Second PSA six months after seeds 0.24
Third PSA ten months after seeds 0.281
Doing just fine.
Post Edited (erbob) : 5/11/2011 3:45:39 PM (GMT-6)