I have had alot happen to me since my last post. My scheduled surgery date was for December 28th but this past week I recieved a call from my doctor asking if I wanted to move my schedule surgery up to Friday 11/9/07/ Of course I said yes but I only had a two day notice but that was ok with me.
Today is 11/16 so I am one week removed from my surgery last Friday. I now have the surgery behind me and I am in the recovery mode right now. Everything went well with the surgery except I got sick after the operation during recovery.
I have started to post at least twice this week but things for me have gone so well and the news I have recieved been so positive I could not stand to Brag especially after reading the problems like Laswell and other are having with thier reports and surgery and other family matters. My wife finally convinced me that others might benefit from my good news and experience so here goes.
As stated surgery was last Friday and I have been back to the doctor once to have a drain removed and my pathology report was there waiting on me. The report was explained to me by the nurse practioner and I did not get to see my doctor but from what I have read on the report I think I am a lucky man.
The report reads as follows: summarized as follows;
Neurovascular bundle, left, negative
3 lymph nodes negative for malignancy
Gleason score upgrade from 3+3+6 to 3+4=7
Prostate, 5% involved with cancer
Seminal Vesicles negative for malignancy
Margins negative for malignancy
AJCC Stage II (PT2ANO)
Portion of prostate involved by tumor 5%
Tumor location left posterior mid
Extraprostatic extension, negative
Venous (large vessel) negative, Lymphatic (small vessel) negative. primary tumor (pt2a)
Pathalogical staging (ptnm) II
I am not sure what Periunural invasion present means, I that is good or bad or what.
I have to go back to the doctor on Monday two weeks from now to have my cathertor removed. I will talk to the doctor then. I hope I am reading this report right. If anyone see anything different please let me know.
Again my problems seem anti climatic in comparison to others on this forum and I hated even to bring up my situation.
My wife and I will continue to pray for everyone on this forum as I know it has worked for me.
Thanks again for everyone's support and information and I will stay in touch.
PSA 4.2 9/15/2007
PSA 3.9 10/1/2007
Pre Operation TC-1
Prostate, Transrectal Needle Biopsy 10/05/2007
A-D Right Base, Right Mid, Right Apex, Left Base;
Benign Prostatic Tissue
E. Left Mid; Adenocarcinoma, Gleason's Grade 3+3=6, 10% involved
F. Left Apex; Adenocarcinoma, Gleason's 3+3=6, Less than 10% involved
2 of 12 involved as two samples were taken from each area.
Pre-operational PSA 6.5
11/9/2007 Robotic Surgery
11/16/2007 recieved pathology report
I will up date this Monday as I forgot and it left home today.