Hi, MamaB - it's, like, no big deal. I am sooooooo kidding!
We're 14 months out and still going with an Un-ZERO-detectable. Dr. F. says our recurrence percentages are going down, down, down. Taking all woo-hoos - thanks for checking on us!!!!!
For now, we're happy with the "watch" - not "wait" - mode our doc has recommended. Finally, I think we're moving past the "wait for the other ball to drop" part.
Of course, we get ourselves all wound up before each PSA test - imagining the worst, hoping for the best. Just the way we're wired, I suppose.
We'll be switching back to our local uro, now, but Dr. F. told us to call any time with questions and said they would always be there for us in the future if ever we needed it. I can't say enough for having a great doc - and staff - and hospital - and the Healing Well forum. Now, that we've said goodbye to the great folks in Austin, we know we still have all our forum friends going forward.
Thanks a million!
Husband age 66
PSA on 5/1/06: 4.2 (had doubled in 13 mos. and rising monthly)
DaVinci Surgery 8/2/06 - Austin, TX w/Dr. Randy F.A.G.I.N.
T2a (at biopsy)
At pathology - cancer cell leakage into fatty tissue
Post-Surgical PSA on 10/06, 4/07 - undetectable!
Update: 11/1/06 - perhaps bladder neck involvement; 30%-50% chance of recurrence
PSA test "Un-zero-detectable" on 10/16/07.
If it stays that way for 7 years, recurrence rate drops to 9%.
Future: PSA tests twice-yearly for now.