I was a little concerned after my six month check, when my PSA went from 0.02 to 0.04. Despite assurances that it was still in the non-detectable range, I was certain an upward trend was starting. This morning the Doc came in with the news. It's back down to 0.02 !!!!! WHEW!!!! I was so happy that I stopped on the way home for bacon and eggs. Smart huh! Since it looks like the cancer isn't going to get me anytime soon, I go and start in on the arteries and cholestrol !! Thanks to all in the forum for your unending support. I'll continue to jump in when I feel like I have something to contribute!
June 2005 - Age 53 PSA 4.8 at regular physical
October 2005 - After several rounds of anti-biotics, PSA 5.2 at Urlogist
November 2005 - Biopsy negative
July 2006 - PSA 5.9 at regular Physical
October 2006 - After several more rounds of anti-biotics PSA 8.1
November 2006 - Second biopsy - Positive
December 2006 - Gleason (3+4=7), Tumor T1c, CT Scan and Bone Scan Negative
January 2, 2007 Robotic Prostatectomy, University of Rochester Medical Center - Tumor confined but larger than thought, only one nerve able to be spared. Margins clear.
February 2007 - Three to four pads a day, no erection with viagara.
March 2007 - Down to two pads a day, had first intercourse with Erecaid pump and bands, otherwise still flat tire.
April 2007 - First Post-Surgical PSA 0.02 and a great relief! Down to one pad a day. Still unable to achive erection without pump.
May, 2007 - Still one pad a day, even try a smaller pad on occasion. Slight improvement on the ED.
July, 2007 - Six Month Post-op: PSA 0.04 still Non-Detectable. One small pad/day for a few drops only! No change in ED.
October, 2007 - Nine Month Post-op: PSA back down to 0.02 Non-Detectable...Yay! Almost totally dry! Only slight improvement in ED - Will try injections if not improved by next appointment.
"If patience is a virtue, I feel like the most virtuous guy on the planet!"
Post Edited (Mike A) : 10/8/2007 9:32:58 AM (GMT-6)