Sorry I haven't posted earlier, but I've had a ROUGH 2017 (reverse shoulder replacement followed by a double hematoma (bleeding in the brain). So I'm VERY happy to be here. Cinco de Mayo was my 9-year surgery anniversary, however I did not get my physical & PSA check until October.
On the brain thing: 2 weeks after shoulder surgery, went to the Dr's with headaches one day. She told me to go to the emergency room. Brain surgery and TWENTY FIVE DAYS later I went home. Talk about being plucked out of your own life...
On the bright side, I am functioning very well, and just walked one of my two daughters down the aisle in a fabulous wedding.
So here I am to report a "zero" for the ninth year.
I wish everybody all the best, I hope you've had a MUCH better 2017 then I, and I'm looking forward to somewhat quieter 2018.
Kcrag, you- despite all of these trials thrown your way in 2017, all of which followed PC 9 years ago- are just a walking miracle! May an abundance of blessings come to you and yours!
PSA 10.9 ~112013
Bx on 112013 at age ~65yrs, with 5 of 12 pos with one G9(5+4), 1 PNI, T2B.
RALP with lymph nodes at Vanderbilt 021914. (nodes clear, SV+, G9 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 <.01 on 6/14 and all until 9/15 = .01, still .01 9/16, .02 on 3/17,6/17,10/17