These feelings about ED, and all the other side effects of this RP surgery is something probably 80% of PC patients encounter and live with. I had my RP in 1990 and I thank God that I am still around and even though my PSA is again on the rise, I am 79 and still in good health, with no symptoms. Sex is a big part of most peoples lives, and changing your outlook on it is difficult, but manageable. These things would be different, or vary for each individual. Best wishes and a MERRY CHRISTMAS to all. JackView Thread
Thanks Fairwind I did read your first reply and I replied to it, but maybe it was removed before you was my reply. Thanks again for your input, and I will weigh it with any other input I get. I know I am not really rushed to reach a decision on this, but I do want to make a proper decision, (if possible), on this. JackView Thread
Sorry this is a reposting I put on a couple days ago, but I needed to revise it. I was Dxed with PC 1990, with RP in June of 90 My Gleason score in 1990 was listed as 2+3=5 with extensive perineural invasion. Also listed as stage C, T3
I was tracked by a oncologist for 10 years with PSA still undetectable. On the 12th year my PSA test was 0.1, PSA gradually elevated to at the 15th year check it was 0.6. I checked back with my surgeon, who sent me back to my oncologist. At this time I was told I should have salvage radiation treatment. 42 salvage radiation treatments on trillogy machine at OSF St. Francis Medical Center 10-19-05 to 12-13-05.. PSA dropped to 0.1 after treatment, but now is up to a 2.9 as checked 11-8-11.
I went to see my oncologist Wed 11-15-11. and he wanted me to continue to wait and watch. I have also been advised that maybe I should be on a hormone therapy. I have decided to look for a second opinion from another oncologist some place else. I am looking for information on what course of treatment I should be looking for. As of last year, no metastasis could be found. I am a 78 year old, and except for the PC, I feel that I am in very good health. . Thanks for any suggestions anyone medical, or personal experience has to offer. JackView Thread