Welcome back moonlitnight,
Once Pca is diagnosed and you decide on a course of treatment, you begin to feel relief. It was a great feeling for me and my wife after we decided on surgery and a date was set to have it done.
When it first hits you, it is like a punch in the stomach. Hearing the "C" word mentioned to you or part of your family can be very frighting. In most cases, Pca is a very treatable disease. We have many men on this site that have had very high PSA results, Gleason scores and various stages of the disease but have great survival stories.
Hang in there. IT DOES GET BETTER!!!
Age 62 now, 61 at time of surgery
Feb. 2012 - PSA 18.5 Biopsy 4/27/12
Positive 10 of 12 cores, Gleason 6
DaVinci Surgery 07/17/12 Dr. Vipul Patel, Celebration Health, FL, cath removed in 6 days, positive. margins, bladder neck involvement.
Gleason 3+4=7, involving 50% of gland, weight 57 g. Stage pT3a Lymph node involvement: 0/4
1st post op PSA 8/30/12 <0.1
2nd PSA 12/12/12 <0.1
Post Edited (Big Mac) : 3/14/2013 2:35:30 PM (GMT-6)