It's been 6 weeks since my surgery and I had my first PSA results this week!
Needless to say I was a nervous wreck waiting a week since the actual blood test to find out the results!
But..test showed PSA level "non-detectable"...Whew! Next test in three months.
Pathology showed cancer very near margins but fully contained.
Got my first prescription for Cialis 10mg every other day.
Incontinence is still strong! going thru 3 to 4 pads a day. I'm ok sitting and lying down, But initial rise to standing leaks like a faucet! if I'm home I can make it to the bathroom but away from home..fill the pad!
Walking two miles a day, some perineal pain from prolong standing.
Oh ya, played my first round of golf Saturday. It was a scramble tournament so less ball chasing...no driver just fairway woods and irons. No tees just off the deck (hated leaking everytime i bent over. Also bought a suction cup retriever for my putter to pick up the ball, same reason.)
But all in all! alot better than week one!
Sorry for the rambling....
PSA 10.2 - Discovered during Annual Physical with Family Doctor
Referred to Urologist Surgeon specialist
Free and total PSA - 10.9
Biopsy ( sent to John Hopkins pathology) - 2 of 16 positive on left and right apex of prostate
Left - GS 3+3=6, Right - GS 3+3=6
Davinci assisted laparoscopy radical prostatectomy on Apr. 17, 2007 -Complications due to extreme unusual size of prostate. Normal Prostate = 20 to 31 grams. Mine = 120 grams (not enlarged, but genetic growth large)
Nerves on right side spared.
All Lab's clear. No Cancer outside prostate
Cystogram Apr. 24 2007- Slight leakage at anastomosi negligible.
Catheter in for 1 week Removed Apr. 24, 2007
Second post op office visit on set for May 30th.
Post Edited (drmartin) : 6/4/2007 12:46:49 AM (GMT-6)