Nov 05, 2003 - 5:57 am
I'm 56 years old and it has been nine months since my RP. Currently my psa is 0.04. Does that mean I still have cancer cells that can grow? I expressed my concern to my Dr. and he assures me I'm fine and will have a complete recovery. In fact, he stated I have at least 20 to 25 good years ahead of me. He scheduled my next appointment for six months instead of the normal 3 month interval. I guess he is not concerned about my anguish. Shouldn't my psa be 0.00 after a successful RP? I'm worried and don't know if my Dr. is being completely honest. What do these psa readings really mean or indicate? How should I proceed? Also noteworthy, still no erection and my Dr. states that's not unusual and I will return to normal and explains it can take as long as 18 months to do so. Even a 100mg of Viagra has very little effect. Is that also true, the 18 months? He offers no other suggestions. What can I do to get sexually active now? This whole process is confusing and very frustrating. I'm so angry I'm ready to kill something... Help!