6.4 years

Max Former Hodgkins Stage 3
Max Former Hodgkins Stage 3 Member Posts: 3,752 Member

I had my annual PSA check today, nearly six and a half years following RP (DaVinci).   'Undetectable.'    I went into surgery told that it was Stage I disease, but the gland pathology showed Stage II, as well as 'chronically inflammed tissue.'    I believe I had prostatitis for 30 years, and the surgeon said that it was wholly possible.  Most prostatitis cases are neither bacterial or viral in causation, such that antibiotics are useless against them.  My urinary control today is better than before surgery, and intimate abilities are 90% or thereabout.

Just an update -- a common practice here among the guys for many years.   I know that I am luckier than many, and give thanks for wellness.    But I do hope that my path is encouraging fon new members figuring out what to do, or what their future holds.

Comments

  • CMO2021
    CMO2021 Member Posts: 53 Member
    Max, 

    Max, 

    Great to hear your good news. I have only on this Journey for a short time but you and many others have been immensely helpful.  

    Chris

  • VascodaGama
    VascodaGama Member Posts: 3,525 Member
    Congratulations

    Congratulations for the continued remission.  6 years of undetectable PSA is super. Your initial diagnosis was for low risk so there is a high probability that the prostatectomy had free you from the bandit for good. Improvements from the side effects will be harder to achieve but you have adapted well to your newer you. Time to enjoy the moments in the company of your new grandchild. 

    Best 

    VG

  • Rob.Ski
    Rob.Ski Member Posts: 87 Member
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    It is good to hear some positive stories.   Congrats on your good news.

  • Old Salt
    Old Salt Member Posts: 952 Member
    And Thanks

    for your contributions to this forum.

    Now, have a drink (on me).

    Allternatively, a bottle for the baby.

  • lighterwood67
    lighterwood67 Member Posts: 329 Member
    Great news

    Great news.  Always glad to hear success stories.  Best of luck to you on your journey.

  • Max Former Hodgkins Stage 3
    Max Former Hodgkins Stage 3 Member Posts: 3,752 Member
    edited May 2021 #7
    Old Salt said:

    And Thanks

    for your contributions to this forum.

    Now, have a drink (on me).

    Allternatively, a bottle for the baby.

    Popping a Modelo now, in

    Popping a Modelo now, in honor of Old Salt.

  • Clevelandguy
    Clevelandguy Member Posts: 782 Member
    Congrats!!!

    Great news Max, hope for many more undetectables.  You have been a valuable contributor over the years and you look like you are enjoying your grandchild.

    Dave 3+4

  • eonore
    eonore Member Posts: 131 Member
    edited May 2021 #9
    Great news!

    Congratulations!  I do not drink so it will be a Diet Coke in your honor.  Thanks for the update.

     

    Eric

  • MK1965
    MK1965 Member Posts: 231 Member
    Congratulations Max on your

    Congratulations Max on your undetec PSA for over 6 years.

    Having 90% of function returned, you are very lucky indeed.

    Hope for many good years to come.

    MK

  • Josephg
    Josephg Member Posts: 318 Member
    edited May 2021 #11
    Congratulations!

    Congratulations, Max!

    I will toast your great news this evening.

    I wish you continued nondetectible results on your PCa journey.

  • Grinder
    Grinder Member Posts: 487 Member
    edited May 2021 #12
    Thumbs up

    Glad to hear it. And God bless. And thanks for the encouragement that you have given all of us.