John - you don't know me as I'm a recent member. I was happy to see that Miss Bluebird brought your story back to the top or I never would have seen it.
You'll see by the stats posted that my husband's surgery did not turn out as expected either so, of course, I've read all of this post to follow your journey. Before I came here there seemed to be no one who really understood the gravity of what we're going through and immediately I had responses from the fine group of people here. I'm hoping you will post again John, we need to know about others in the same situation. Please answer if you can...it does help both you & us.
With respect and hope,
Husband Diagnosed 11/17/05 Age: 63 No Symptoms
PSA: 7.96, Positive DRE
Biopsy Right: 6 of 6 Cores Positive Biopsy Left: 1 of 6 Cores Positive
Gleason: 4+3 = 7 Stage: T2B N0 MX
2/09/06: LRP Restage: T3A NX MX
3 mo. PSA Post Surgery: 11.8, 12.9, 13.9 Bone scan, CT scan, Endorectal MRI, Chest XR - neg.
9/06/06: 6 mo. PSA: 18.8 CT shows lymph node involvement Start HT Lupron 3 mo. shots
12/06/06: PSA 0.8
03/07/07 - next PSA