I want to thank everyone for this past year of support and knowledge that has been shared to help us all deal with the challenges of having Pca. I am just a few days away from this being one year since I found this site of caring, I can't express my thanks enough. I have been very luckly and blessed in my journey to date and feel this way even though I face the possiblities of additional treatment as my third PSA came back slightly detectable, my next appointment will be worrysome but prepared for next steps if that is what will be needed. Still very blessed because of where I am and still not a ticking time bomb that had no idea and have many treatment options to cure me and keep me healthly for many years to come.
But my biggest blessing is the fack I have a wonderful family and friends who are there for me everyday and keep a watchful eye on me. Truly enjoy every day and every moment with all those we hold close to our hearts, every day and hour is a wonderful gift.
Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthly 2008 to all on this Healing Well Board.
Age 49, PSA 6.22 on 9-26-06
Biopsy 11-01-06, 2 of 13 cores 10% cancer, 2 other cores abnormal Up-dated 20% prostate cancerous
Gleason score 3+3=6 After Pathology report 3+4=7 some agressive 5 cells found
Da Vinci surgery 01-09-07 UW Madison
Pathology Report- cancer 100 % capsual contained 1-18-07
Catheter removed 1-18-07 suffered bladder spasms Catheter reattached 1-18-07
Catheter removed 2nd time 1-24-07
1st Post PSA Blood Test 3-22-07 <.1 Undetectable
2nd Post PSA Blood Test 7/5/07 <.1 Undetectable
3nd Post PSA Blood Test 11-12-07 .2 monitoring
Next Poat PSA Blood Test Scheduled for 1-17-08
Incontenence-Pad free since end of May 07 4 1/2 months post surgery
ED back to 95% prior to surgery - no medication required.