LJK, It looks, actually, as if things are going as well as can be expected at this point. It's very encouraging that he's dry at night. The stress incontinence is a challenge, and it will get better in time. It can take a long time (months, not weeks) to stabilize.
Most docs do a 6 weeks PSA to ascertain direction, but not as a final thing. And, with the G9, it would be unusual for him to be 'once and done' at this point. That's the reality. To help you think it through, the term 'half-life' is used sometimes. PSA has a half-life of about
5 days, so if his pre-surgery PSA was 180, then in 6 weeks (40 days) he would have had up to 8 halvings: 180-90-45-22-11-6-3-1.5 (which is about
where he was!). To get to non-detect, he'd have to have some more: 1.5-.75-.325-.16-.08-.04-.02 etc.
So, for now, cautious optimism is the way to be!
Age at Diagnosis: 56
RALP on 2/17/15, BJC St. Louis, Dr. Figenshau
58.5g, G3+4, 20%, 4 quadrants involved
PSA Non-Detect since April, 2015
My Story: www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=3300024