Mike - what an up-and-downer and with all the biopsy stuff in between. I do remember reading, however, that someone had gone through the surgery and the pathology report came back completely negative to cancer. Just don't remember where I found that. So, it does happen.
I know you had hoped to get this thing done before the holidays. We'll be eager to hear the report on this one!
Husband age 65
PSA on 5/1/06: 4.2 (had doubled in 13 mos. and rising monthly)
DaVinci Surgery 8/2/06
T2a (at biopsy)
T4c (at pathology) w/cancer cell leakage into fatty tissue
Post-Surgical PSA on 10/3/06 - undetectable!
Update: 11/1/06 - perhaps bladder neck involvement; 30%-50% chance of recurrence
Future: PSA tests twice-yearly for now