Well I have hit the 10 year mark and did that 10 years slip by quickly or what?
In August 2007 I had robotic surgery on a relatively low PSA (4.0) Gleason 4+4=8 in Sydney, Australia.
With more than 2/3 of the prostate involved with tumour I have been fortunate indeed in constantly registering <0.01 since surgery. Initially, nerve sparing was attempted but an intra-operative frozen section dictated a wider margin needed to be taken and that put paid to the nerves. The surgical margin was "disrupted" with pathology indicating that Gleason 3 cells were at the margin but "probably did not extend beyond it". Seems that that has proven to be correct.
I notice all the new faces here now and I wish them all well. It has always been a great forum (made interesting by the occasional friendly clash) and I do miss talking with the forum's many "old" timers. We had many interesting discussions. But although, as the years pass, we may drift away and not participate quite as much, I have a feeling that most still cruise past or fly by every now and again looking for old and friendly faces and hoping to hear good stories. For all the new members who may be troubled about
the future, remember nothing is set in stone. As an example, here is a story from YANANOW, well worth reading when confronted with a bad news biopsy.www.yananow.org/display_story.php?id=288
My best to all,