Posted 7/30/2007 3:00 PM (GMT -6)
Hello All... Just a quick update...
-- Just got my first post-op (DaVinci 4/24) psa results after 12 weeks... 0.01 !!!
-- Incontinance minimal... down to 1 small pad a day in case I forget to kegal when lifting/sneezing/laughing or tired at late evening.
-- ED has improved (today) to about 50-60% erection, with penetration and climax w/o "assistance" except for 50mg "Viagra" (I am using $2 Caverta 100mg cut in half) and KY to ease friction with less than 100% erection...
All in all, I feel I am now really on the "other side" and have beat this $@*%!
PCa with God's help and blessing and the wonderful support, love and care from my wife Avis, family, and friends... especially those of you on this forum who have given such wonderful support and words or wisdom and experiences.
I will go back thru HW "my journey" pages and create a condensed version of my journey for reposting and future updates...
Thanks and God Bless to You All!
Age 59 y/o - Last 3-4 years of annual general health checkups - PSA 5-6
3/13/2007 - 12 point biopsy - Left 0/6 Right 1/6 Gleason 3+3 Diagnosed as T1c
4/24/2007 - DaVinci performed at Virginia Mason hospital in Seattle
5/2/2007 - Catheter Out! Final pathology of Gleason 6 T2c Nx Mx, approx 20% of prostate involved, positive margin, but only at 2 focal points.
6/28/2007 9 weeks post-op incontinance... Overnite, went from 4-6 soaked pads a dayfrom prev 8 weeks to 2 barely wet pads a day.
7/12/2007 11 weeks post-op Minimal leakage... one small pad a day
7/18/2007 First Post-Op PSA... 0.01 !!!
7/30/2007 ED has improved to point of 60% erection, penetration, climax w/o "toys", but on 50mg "Viagra" (I use $2 Caverta)