Feb 26, 2013 - 2:28 pm
Recently diagnosed. PSA slowly increased from 0.78 in 2005 to 4.1 in 2012. DRE indicated small area of irregularity. Biopsy - 4 of 12 cores positive. Staged as T2C.
Original Urologist along with 2nd and 3rd opinions all recommend surgery given age (58) stage and overall health (no real issues).
MRI scheduled for late March (after prostate heals from the biopsy) with surgery likely to follow in mid-April.
I've been in denial for several weeks (I feel fine) but am slowly coming to terms with it all. This site and your comments and the honest sharing of your experiences has been invaluable in helping me accept my circumstances.
I hope I'll have the positive experiences of many who have had the surgery, but I'll prepare myself to deal with whatever the outcome.
Thanks to all of you.