Jul 07, 2010 - 5:41 pm
I had DaVinci Surgery on Sept. 2 2009. PSA was undetectable 3 months and more after surgery. I started adjuvant radiotherapy on April 14 2010. Had a PSA test the following week and it came back as 0.2. That was a very unwelcome surprise. Urologist put me on 3 monthly Lupron and we continued the RT which finished on June 2. Had a PSA test at end of June, PSA undetectable again. I have one more Lupron shot at end of July then PSA test every 3 months.
My Urologist said that after the Lupron wares off, if my PSA show up between 0 and .4 it is not unexpected as this is common for up to 2 years after RT by which time it should drop to undetectable. Can anyone point to literature that talks about this. He said if it goes up beyond .4 then we'll consider more Lupron therapy.
As far as bladder control goes, I'm pretty good but have to pee about every 1.5 - 2 hours but its always a full bladder.
The sexual function is still not there yet, I'm using the pump and Viagra, Sometimes I think its finally waking up but not enought for fun times. Its frustrating.
Going with the Flow!
All the best to everyone.