Avis & I are sending you good wishes and prayers. I had a DaVinci 4/24 and am recovering fairly easy. It's great to be on the "other" side!
Our prayers are that things will go very well for you...
Ray & Avis
Age 59 y/o
Last 3-4 years of annual general health checkups - PSA 5-6 but Free PSA Ratio 21-24%, suggesting "benign" so I did not seek immediate followup urologist referral
3/7/2007 - Went to urologist -No DRE abnormalities but scheduled screening biopsy
3/13/2007 - 12 point biopsy - Left OK Right Core Gleason 3+3
Consisting of single less than 1mm focus at tip of 1 core. Diagnosed as T1c
4/24/2007 - DaVinci performed at Virginia Mason hospital in Seattle
5/2/2007 - Catheter Out! Got copy of pathology report:
Gleason 6 T2c Nx Mx approx 20% of prostate involved
Positive margin, but 2 places where a focal point of only 2 cells were touching edge, the right apex and right posterior. Perineural Invasion present. Seminal Vesicle and Lymphatic/Vascular not identified. Doctor was not concerned about that at all and Final Diognosis of T2c "suggests" organ confined. Stats for no re-occurance are 96% for 5 years and 95% for 7 years. No further treatment other than PSA watch.
Post Edited (pasayten) : 5/4/2007 4:34:09 PM (GMT-6)