Posted 10/10/2007 9:38 AM (GMT -6)
For info. only. I had a regular scheduled blood work done 9 days after surgery, for my family doctor. I didn't know they also tested the PSA until this morning, at the office visit. The PSA dropped from 6.7 to .31 in 9 days. I was glad, of course, but this is just a along the way result, the biggie still comes 6 wks. after surgery. Interesting that the PSA can drop 6.4 or so in just 9 days.
4/19/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist
4/26/07 3 wks of antibiotics/anti-inflam. DRE- nothing detected but 'gross enlargement"
6/5/07 Recheck of PSA: 6.7, biopsy scheduled.
7/11/07 Biopsy- 16 core samples, ultrasound size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07 Pathlogy report: 3 of 16 cancerous/ 5% involved, left lobe top, center, bottom, Gleason 3/3:6. Decision made for Retropubic RP
9/24/07 Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed
9/26/07 Post-op Path Report: Gleason unchanged 3+3=6 Staging pT2c,
Prostate 110 gms, 2.2"x2.2"x1.75"
10/9/07 - Catheter out, no leaks, good control, so far, so good-
11/15/07 1st PSA scheduled