I know there is another thread running for May PSA results but wanted to start a new thread with Brachytherapy in the title to help anyone searching Brachy threads in particular.
My husband had his first PSA test yesterday, 3 months post implant.
PSA before treatment – 11 Current PSA – 3.83
We are absolutely delighted. Of course we know we aren’t out of the woods yet but very encouraging to see the PSA down to less than half the level it was.
As a little aside, we are not quite ready to crack open the champagne yet as we do have another little health issue that has reared its ugly head. What is that saying ‘it never rains but it pours!’
My husband had a double hernia repair about 5 years ago and on Friday last (the 13th!!!) whilst at work, another hernia reared its ugly head. He was in quite a bit of pain over the weekend and the ‘bulge’ still there Monday morning despite taking it easy all weekend. He saw his Consultant yesterday evening and it looks like the hernia hasn’t ‘broken through’ so there is a chance it will settle down again on its own, even if only temporarily. Going to monitor it over the next 7 days but if worsens then it will need repairing. We spoke with the clinic where his Brachy implant was done to seek their advice which is basically that they would prefer he didn’t have any surgery within the first 6 months post implant but it would be dependent on whether the Consultant feels the risk is too high to leave the repair for another 3 months.
Yesterday I thought the top of my head was about to blow off with the stress of it all ........ boy was that PSA test result just what we needed.
Sending a hug from the UK
First PSA test 7
Second PSA two months later 11
Biopsy results: Gleason 3+3 in two cores (right medial 30% and right apex 90%)
PSA11 with small benign-feeling prostate
10 Feb 2011 – Brachytherapy – Iodine 125
16 May 2011 - PSA 3.83