I am permanently anxious and extra anxious when waiting for the psa results. Unfortunately, many of them give me more anxiety. I collect them from the Internet (with previous sms alert
s that I really hate) and I get the reports of other tests, even biopsies, by myself, so that usually I am calm on visits. For me it is better when I pick up results at my convenience. Fortunately, doctor phone calls are not usual here.
It has been this way since 2012 when I got my first psa elevated number. After a few years with constant psa I was more confident that I only had BPH. Then it came the blow of diagnostics and some not very good news after surgery. Modern medicin may extend life but it is terrorific for people as me. I really wish I would not have so much information, however I cannot help keep reading and reading. Maybe some of you know what I mean.
67 years old.
PSA: 2008:2.8; 2012-2016: 4.5-5.5. 2013: two biopsies (ASAP and neg) and a neg mpMRI.
Feb, May, July 2017: 5.5, 6.1, 7.6; free: 25%-20%
mpMRI, July 2017: PIRAD5 5.
Dx August 2017,Gleason 3+3, 2 cores, left 5%, right 3%.
Prostate more than 100 g. DRE +.
Manual LRP, november 6, 2017.
Bilat., 30% and 5%. G 5+3. Clean margins, not other features.
January 31, 2018: psa 0.08
Post Edited (jmadrid) : 3/15/2018 2:05:21 PM (GMT-6)