Good News. Got my 4 week post-op PSA drawn yesterday and had an appt. with the Uro today. Was surprised that they had the results and it was <0.1. That's as low as their sensitivity goes, so they consider this "undetectable". Looks like I made it into the Zero Club. WOOT!
Also discussed ART vs. SRT. Even with my path. stats, the Uro is not recommending ART at this time. Concerned that side effects may be worse than benefits. They will keep a close eye on me with PSA's scheduled every three months. If there should be a rise at any time, they will move to monthly PSA testing and with three consecutive rises will refer to RO for SRT.
They got me started on boner pills today too! Free Viagra samples and a Cialis Rx. Overall, they think I am doing well and have even released me to return to work half days beginning 7/1. Never thought I'd be so happy to go back to work! lol Next Uro visit X4 weeks.
Just wanted to share the good news. Feeling much better with this PSA behind me. Thanks again to all who have been so supportive through this mess. Now saving seats for Sag and HD-Rider!
Age 53- PSA 2/11 3.5
4/21/11 BX Path Report: 3 of 12 Left PCa , 3+3, 3+4, 4+4
4/29/11 Received PCa DX, G-8
5/18/11 open RP Performed, Right nerve bundle spared
5/24/11 Post Op Path Report: G-7(4+3) 7%, pT3a N0MX, EPE, PNI+, SVI-, Left margin <0.1mm from inked margin
6/1/11 Cath removed, Incontinence-No, ED-Yes.