Welcome aboard! Sounds like your husband is doing well so far so celebrate.
I also came out with a couple of positive margins. Kind of puts a downer on a successful surgery. My Gleason went from 6 to 7 so it is good news that you husband's stayed at 6.
I worried my self sick the first 3 months of recovery about
the positive margins. You know what they say about
worrying, It is like riding a rocking horse, it gives you something to do but doesn't get you any where.
PCa is a slow growing cancer. Recurrence can and may happen. My surgeon gives me a 20% chance in the next 10 years of recurrence. I have finally accepted that and life goes on. Try not to WORRY about
it now. Keep yourselves educated about
what may happen but live for today,.
Bill from Florida
Age 62 now, 61 at time of surgery
Feb. 2012 - PSA 17.8 Biopsy 4/27/12
Positive 10 of 12 cores, Gleason 6
Da Vinci Surgery 07/17/12 Dr. Vipul Patel, cath removed in 6 days, positive. margins,
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 3rd PSA 4/3/13 <0.1