I have just finished up-dating my latest conditions on my thead, norskie from the beginning. In short my latest PSA test came back at <.1 or undetectable so we all breath a little easier again until my next test on November 12, 2007. The incontinence has gotton much better with me being able to go pad free since the end of May or about 4 1/2 months post surgery. Sure I now and again have a day that I don't have quite the same feeling as before but most days are almost like they were prior to surgery. And for ED I have been very fortunate in the fact I am back to about 95% of where I was before surgery and without the need for medication. Even though I don't post much anymore I do check in a couple of times weekly to see if there is a subject I can add some input on, this is a great site for support and information that makes one feel more comfortable. I know as one goes through this journey it seems like something new or some weid feeling comes up all the time and makes one worry about what is that or will I ever get to be back where I was before surgery. While it will never be completly the same as before, with time and patience it does get much better and while in 6 months I am getting back pretty close to pre-surgery conditions, we all heal at different rates, there were days I didn't think I would ever have the same old feelings about incontinence and ED but now I have more days that are normal feeling then those I don't. So hang in there and be patient, as they say time heals all wounds and it takes time.
Age 49, PSA 6.22 on 9-26-06
Biopsy 11-01-06, 2 of 13 cores 10% cancer, 2 other cores abnormal Up-dated 20% prostate cancerous
Gleason score 3+3=6 After Pathology report 3+4=7 some agressive 5 cells found
Da Vinci surgery 01-09-07 UW Madison
Pathology Report- cancer 100 % capsual contained 1-18-07
Catheter removed 1-18-07 suffered bladder spasms Catheter reattached 1-18-07
Catheter removed 2nd time 1-24-07
1st Post PSA Blood Test 3-22-07 <.1 Undetectable
2nd Post PSA Blood Test 7/5/07 <.1 Undetectable
3nd Post PSA Blood Test Scheduled for 11/12/07
Incontenence-Pad free since end of May 07 4 1/2 months post surgery
ED back to 95% prior to surgery - no medication required.