Just came back from the urologist. MrGFM's PSA did another slow rise from 0.06 in November 2011 to 0.08. We discussed that radiation therapy is in his future. Not if - when.
Not the outcome I wanted him to have, but at least for now he doesn't need further treatment. We go back in 6 months for our next PSA.
Hubby teaches school so he has been off for the past week being MY nursemaid. I had my tonsils out 6 days ago at the young age of 54. It hasn't been as bad as I had feared.
We are still in the ZERO club for now - so the drinks are on me. You'll forgive me if I pass on the chips and peanut for now.
Mr GFM's statistics:
Age 50 at diagnosis
PSA History: 10-05 1.3, 01-07 2.09
8-07 - PSA at Biopsy: 2.26
2 of 12 positive
Gleason Score 3+3 6
11-07 - Robotic surgery hospitalized overnight.
Prostatic adenocardinoma, Gleasons 3+3+6, moderately differentiated
Percent of Prostate involved by tumor 5%
Staging pT2c pNx pMx
Margins free of tumor - no further invasion or extension
Catheter out in about
9 days. No incontinence.
Back to work in 2 weeks
ED - resolved. No meds needed at this time.
Post Op PSA: 03-08 0.01, 10-08 0.02, 7-09 0.04, 1-10 0.04, 7-10 0.04