Posted 8/31/2014 6:39 AM (GMT -6)
Just as a comparison -
I was G4+4 in 7/12 cores, G4+3 in 2/12, clear in 3/12.
Free PSA 7
DaVinci surgery. EPE and positive margins. G 4+5.
Adjuvant IGRT with Calypso.
post op PSA <0.1
My "prediction" by several recognized oncologists was 3-5 years.
In Sept 2011 my PSA was up to 5, so I did a 6-month shot of Lupron.
Back down to PSA < 0.1
By June of this year, I was again up to 6, so have done another 6-month Lupron. I'll know better in late Sept. this year how things are going.
I currently have identifiable bone mets in 4 vertebrae and 5 ribs, although they are reduced after the first round of Lupron.
If I kick off before October 23, I will have beaten the 3 year prognosis, but lost on the 5.
Honestly, unless I get hit by a truck, 5 looks doable. I have no expectation to make 10.
I am still working, and expect to have to continue for the present time to keep my insurance. I have had to change jobs within the same company/group because of the impact of incontinence and colo-rectal damage from the RT on my ability to travel.