Posted 6/14/2011 3:44 PM (GMT -6)
I'm near two years out from surgery. So far I'm <0.02 or <0.01. I'm a Kingdomality Dreamer Minstrel, so I think of myself as cured. (That's not to say I won't have my heart in my mouth next month when I phone to find out my two year PSA.) Other, more precise, medical types would probably say I was either cured, or in remission, --- it's just not known which.
But, all that isn't helpful --- just an excuse to post and say 'hello' and cheer you both on!
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