Beginning of last year, my PSA was 3.8. Then it went up to 4.5 in June. Had a biopsy, doctor found beign growth. Said he would watch it. Four months ago, my PSA shot up to 12. Had another biopsy. I should have known that I was in trouble when the doctor called me into his office on June 19,2002 and began to speak quietly to me.
He discovered a 2 plus 2 growth.The Big C. I'm glad I was sitting. Said it was the smallest he had ever seen. I am 52 years, young.
The options were laid out to me: Seeding, Drugs to reduce the production of male hormone or surgery. I opted for the surgery.
I figured that I would ask if I could have the surgery in three weeks. I called him on June 24,2002 and said about surgery in 3 weeks.
He asked what was I doing on Thursday of that week. Thursday, I went in, had surgery, stayed a week, went home and was out for 3 more weeks. Went back to work, partime. Went back in on Sept 4,2002 for a little fine tuning. Oh, by the way, my PSA on the last test, three weeks ago was 0.