Unfortunately, that’s all a good fit for me.😐 Just have to hope for the best.
Ditto. Miraculously hanging in there so far, sometimes I feel amazed that I have made it almost 5 years after surgery only. Especially after reading numbers like those in the OP. After that, I am amazed that not only have I not had mets, I have not yet actually had a BCR. Not as of October anyway. Of course January hangs over me like the Sword of Damocles. ;) I might be very high risk, hard to say. I had multiple risk factors(positive margin, SV+. multiple cores totaling 8 and 9, etc. But, I did get downgraded post surgery to a primary 4 from 5, though still a 9 total. So I don't know, HR or VHR? I guess both suck. I guess I ought to figure it out since VHR has 6.8 times higher risk of PC specific mortality than mere HR. HR sounds like a party by comparison.
Then again, I'm going to die of something sooner or later, so why should I trouble my little brain about
all of that? I have a friend, younger than me, who had surgery for PC, maybe about
age 45-50? Had an attractive young wife, so after a couple of years he had a penile prosthesis so he could still take care of business. Not long after that, he died of a stroke. Then there is my (15 years)older sister, about
25 years ago now- no known health issues- standing in line to pay for an antique, falls dead, either heart attack or stroke. Then there is my 40 year old DIA, mother of 2 boys 10 and 13, dead within 6 months of diagnoses of mesothelioma, despite all the chemoterapy.
Let's face it: Life is risky business!
PSA 10.9 ~112013
Bx on 112013 at age ~65yrs, with 5 of 12 pos, G9(5+4), T2B.
RALP with lymph nodes at Vanderbilt 021914. (nodes clear, SV+, G9 down graded to 4+5, 1 focal margin )
only rare pad use after 1 year
PSA <.01 on 6/14 and all until 9/15 = .01, still .01 9/16, .02 on 3/17,6/17,10/17, .06 1/18, .06 4/18, <.05 7/18, .06 10/1