Hello AER1939, My name is Romel and I am scheduled to have a radical prostectamy soon (June 13 2013). My PSA is 26 and my Dr. says that he is concerned that there may be a chance that the cancer has spread, so he is going to cut the lymph nodes as well to check and see. I am encouraged to hear that you are physically active and was wondering if you could share more of your story. (PSA at time of surgery, recovery process/problems and any other info that might prove encouraging). I am 51 years old and this is very overwhelming for me.View Thread
Hello, My situation has changed dramatically since my last post. PSA elevated to 26 as of January 2013 from 16 10 months earlier. Gleason score (3+3) as of last count (1 1/2) years ago. Dr. Recommends prostectomy surgery ASAP and informs me that my chance of being cured is around 30%, with maximum amount of nerve damage. (meaning, erection problems). This news is not encouraging and tends to inspire a (what the hell) attitude. Is there anyone out there with better, more encouraging information that I can bring to the table? Also, what does (pre-op) involve? Surgery scheduled for June 13th 2013. View Thread
Thank you very much for your response. The information was not only insightful, but empowering as well. Your info relieves some pressure from my internal conversations that are based on fear. Thanks again. View Thread
I would love the information and insight that your journey has provided you. I am contemplating surgery for PC and would like to have real life conversations about the (good, bad, and ugly).View Thread
JLGetch, I am recently diagnosed with PC and am beginning the treatment process. I would greatly appreciate an experienced wing man as I try to navigate this sometimes overwhelming environment. Your experience and assistance would welcomed. romel2020View Thread
Thank you BillH99 for your input and insight. I will look at the information you suggest and move forward accordingly. Again, just the fact that I am able to dialogue with someone takes much of the drama, and a lot of the fear out of the situation.View Thread
First of all let me thank you for responding to my post. Initially I felt like I was on an Island with out any comparative support. Your response allows me to feel a sense of kinship and support. I guess it's natural to think the worst once you receive news of this kind. After reading your post I am filled with a sense of hope for success and a sense of normalcy. My PSA was 12.3 in August and 17.1 in November and my biopsy was performed in December and was positive with a score of 3 3 in both samples. My Doctor recommends surgery or radiation a.s.a.p. I am without health insurance so I am blessed to be working with the county health system. For better of worse. I go back on February 1st to let the Dr. know which procedure I decide on.View Thread
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