We just got word from the doctor. His gleason score is 3+3=6, and his ct was clear. He is suggesting DaVinci in 6 weeks to give time for the biopsy to heal. He and the nurse said that they were both shocked that he had cancer, and that they didn't expect the biopsy to come back positive. The doctor said that he felt that my husband is extremely lucky to have had an early PSA and DRE. We are so very, very thankful to his doctor for implementing early testing.
We can't help but see the hand of God in all of this....as he went to the doctor originally on a completely unrelated issue....and she had seen that he hadn't been in for a physical this year. It was then that she suggested he have the test done and he agreed. Since then, things have moved along so quickly it's been almost a blur....but thank God for how it all worked out. We feel such relief....and can now focus on moving forward and getting him the treatment that he needs. I never thought we would be dealing with this particular disease at this time in our lives....but you can bet I will be telling everyone I know about early testing.
Thank you all for your love and support....and we will update again soon.
Blessings to all!
Post Edited (SaraMurphy) : 10/19/2006 5:50:59 PM (GMT-6)