I had the MRI this morning, not as bad I thought. I read some postings saying it was worse than the biopsy, no where near as bad in my case. There was discomfort putting I the prob but barely even felt it during the imaging. Awaiting the results at this point.
Good luck to you. I also took some alternative approaches while waiting for scheduled surgeries, and FWIW had a 23% drop during the 2 month wait and following Bx which some say increases PSA. First ever PSA(over almost 14 years) that did not increase. Previous PSA, even after my PCP gave me antibiotic treatment(in case it was prostatitis) during the couple of weeks it took me to get in to the urologist, showed a dramatic increase in less than 3 weeks. But over many years, all PSAs had always gone up except the one I had drawn just a few days before my surgery.
Now did that actually slow down or otherwise have a positive effect on my PC, or simply alter my PSA without touching my PC, or did it do nothing and it was just a fluke and my PSA just decided to go down or was there a lab error? Don't know. Never will.
I also had a very slight down grade of my G9 from 5+4 to 4+5, but that happens occasionally for folks who do nothing, so probably means nothing. Still, as it cost little and caused me no apparent problems, I would do the same thing again. I just wish I had caught my cancer much earlier and then had also done the same thing, either while just waiting for my surgery or while doing AS. Or even tried the same thing months or years before having a Bx and getting my diagnosis. I knew about
it and meant to try it for a few years before my big PSA rise and Bx.
PSA 10.9 ~112013
Bx on 112013 at age 64 yrs 11 months, with 5 of 12 pos with one G9(5+4), 1 PNI, T2B.
RALP with lymph nodes at Vanderbilt 021914. (nodes clear, but SV+, still G9 but down graded to 4+5, cut wide, but 1 tiny foci right at the edge of margin ) Pros. 106.7 gms!
At 15 months, not wearing a pad most days, mostly dry
PSA <.1 on 4/7,
PSA <.01 on 6/11, 8/20/14 and 3/4/15
Post Edited (BillyBob@388) : 8/7/2015 7:24:47 PM (GMT-6)