Congratulations on the big 0, John!
I received my first post surgery PSA result a couple of weeks ago and the words still ring in my ear, “your PSA was 0.1, undetectable.” Of course, even though our prostates have been removed, we all still have to deal with PSA testing for the rest of our lives, but why worry about that now. Let’s cross those bridges when they appear.
Viagra, although I had success with it, gave me a headache, so my urologist gave me some Cialis to try.
Diagnosed: March, 2007
Biopsy: 5 of 12 core samples positive with <5%, Gleason 6
DaVinci Surgery: May 21, 2007
Pathology Report: 15% of prostate involved, largest tumor 7mm, no invasion of seminal vesicles, negative margins, cancer confined, Gleason 7 (3+4)
Continence: Dripping regularly after catheter removal but steady improvement and faithfully doing Kegels led to shucking the pads after five weeks. No incontinence other than a brief squirt sometimes standing after sitting.
Erections: Started at five weeks assisted by Viagra. Woke up with non-assisted erections at six weeks.
Post Edited (JCL) : 7/17/2007 6:38:59 AM (GMT-6)