Posted 3/19/2007 3:49 PM (GMT -7)
Hello Everyone Old and New,
I am sorry for the long loss of contact. I have missed everybody very much. This site was such a God send for me and Tom. Our life has been nothing but caos lately, but what can you expect with 7 kids between us? Tom is doing very good, although he would probably say different. I judge life by the PSA score, and so far we are still undetectable. We did have a scare with his second test though. The first post op was -0.0 and the second was a 0.1. Immediately the Dr did a repeat because we had used a different lab that was notorious for giving elevated Psa and the repeat came back -0.0. Tom's erections are sometimes weak, and sometimes not so weak. Sometimes we use cialis, but most of the time we don't. We have a pump, but have only attempted to use it once. I really don't think we need it. He definitely has a nerve left, we just need to give it physical therapy. He is still having some urinary issues, but other then phantom leakage it's not from the surgery. It's from a stretched out bladder due to excess beer storage. We just didn't know he had the problem until we became regulars at the urologist office.
I am hopeful that you are all well and hold strong. If not, we will all get through this together. I look forward to catching up with you.
My Husband is 52 yrs old
* Diagnosed 7/13/06 with 11.4 PSA, Gleason 7,T2b.
* Negative Bone and CT scan.
* Had Open Radical Prostatectomy on 9/18/06
Prostate Path Report
* 75% of the prostate was affected with cancer.
* Gleason was reduced to 6, had negative nodes
and negative margins.
Where we are today (3/19/2007)
* First & second post-op PSA is -0.0
* One light pad per/day (just incase)
* Cialis works like a charm, but don't always need it.
Post Edited (wittler) : 3/19/2007 4:54:30 PM (GMT-6)