Thanks to everyone, overwhelming how many well wishes. This place is amazing.
@Miki, I remember reading your posts when Bob was going through such a tough time in the days after surgery. The green stuff, and everything else. And how happy I was to see when he turned a corner. To think about
how far we've both come from that time just a few months ago.
@Jay, TW, thanks for your earlier posts in your own threads, it's so helpful to see your good experiences.
@Jack - Annual test are 4 years away. I'll be satisfied when I get to every six months, which is two years from now. 6 months is what I was doing before I was diagnosed
@Todd, love your post.... DUDE....AWESOME !
Rising PSA from 2008 through April 2013
PSA 2008 - 2012 .7 TO 2.2
Dec 2012 - Biopsy, 14 core, nO PCA, one core HGPIN
4/13 PSA 2.8, FPsa 11, PCA3 13, 10/13 PSA2.7 fPSA 15
4/14 PSA 3.1 fPsa 16, 10/14 PSA 4.3 fPSA 12 PCA3 26
11/14 BX 3/12 cores + G610%, G6 20%, 3+5=8, 70%
2nd opinion Johns Hopkins, all G6 10%, 20% 80%
3rd opinion MSKCC all G6 10%, 15%, 70%
RALP scheduled January 6th 2014
Final pathology stage pT2c, upstaged to Gleason 7 (3+4)
ECE, Margins, SV, Lymph nodes (9) all negative, PNI present.
5% involvement of Prostate by tumor.
My story, at tinyurl.com/qgyu3xq