A PSA of 8.9 is a bit high. I was 3.7! But, if the doctor is a urologist one would expect that he knows what he is talking about
. I'm one that never truly believes whatever doctors tell me and always seek some sort of convergence of a diagnosis hence I'd seek a second or sometimes even a third opinion.
My second URO, although well credentialed, had one of those two-way mirror windows: you could see the people in the street except they couldn’t see you. It just awkward because the mind reasons that if I can see you (or vise versa) you can see me. It was "hard" to relax under those circumstances whilst being "fingered"; nevertheless, he confirmed a certain hardness and I proceeded with a biopsy. Glad I did!
Why this strange story about
second opinions, mirrors and PSA? Because this journey is a strange one that affects many, the sufferer and the family bystanders and lots of "things" will happen along the way. Read as much as you can about
prostate issues, there are many, including cancers!
DX 9/13 Age 58-- G9(5+4) 1/16cores-- PriorPSA 3.7 08/13;2.4 03/12;1.9 12/10;1.6 12/09;0.8 03/04Op:
RRP 10/13, LNerve spared pT2aN0M0Post-op:
PSA < 0.01 11/13, 01/14, 02/14, 04/14, 05/14, 09/14, 10/14, 03/15-- ED: PDE5i & TRIMIX (0.1cc) 05/14-- Continent: 02/2014Extra:
HRT Nebido-- my story www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=3215183
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