Thanks for info on house locks.
Good news on your kidney issues. Forgot to mention, my wife's doc friend mentioned that something called a "renal ultrasound" might be a next useful test to have if a person has continuing kidney issues.
On your question could a positive margin stay dormant and just produce some PSA without becoming a problem like BCR (biochemical recurrence is at > .20 PSA ??) or clinical symptoms? Oh yes, definitely could happen. In fact, most positive margins do not cause problems, at least for the length of years research studies covered (don't know about
"forever" though, ha):
In the following:https://www.jurology.com/article/s0022-5347(17)34233-7/pdf
you can page down to the "PD61-08", "DOES GLEASON SCORE AT THE SITE OF POSITIVE SURGICAL MARGIN PREDICT RECURRENCE FOLLOWING RADICAL PROSTATECTOMY?" research study summary. I think the takeaway for G6 margin guys like you and me is:
"Interestingly, patients with Gleason 3 at the PSM did not have a significantly higher BCR rate than those with a negative margin...those with Gleason 3 at the PSM had a lower BCR rate (25.0%, 8/32) compared to those with Gleason 4+ (58.8%, 10/17, p ¼ 0.02).
Hope yours and my cases are some of the luckier ones.
Jan '08-'11 PSAs 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.6, DREs-
Jan '12: PSA 3.6, DRE+
Jan '12: MRI inconclusive
Feb '12: PCaDx pT2a, 4/12+ (3 @ 3+3, 1 @ 4+3); 3% tot cores; bone scan-
Apr '12: RALP; 3+4=7; pT2c pN0 pMx; 30%; 3mm r lat margin of 3+3=6 so pT2+; EPE-; PNI+; 8 LN-; SV-
TRT 03/'14-now; uPSAs: <.015 til 02/17; up/down wildly .017-.032 since
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