Good question, CaPCA,
You look in good shape for excellent results after surgery. But my oncologist does not feel inclined to give me ultra sensative tests, and I had a bad post-op pathology. He does not agree, however, with the 0.4 thing. He and my radiation oncologist were split on radiations benefit, but He absolutely felt that I needed hormone treatment right away and while I have never had a post-op PSA indicate any rise in PSA. In fact my RO was able to show studies that indicated that people who have my stage were benefitting from post-op HT and RT when it was done before a rise in PSA. While noone is home free when they were positive for PCA, your diligence to keep on it may have just been the best medicine for you. Good luck in your surgery.
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology was poor: Gleason 4+3=7, 4 positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
My PSA did drop out after surgery to undetectable. It has not returned and I will continue HT until January '08.
My Life is supported very well by family and friends like you all.