After several days of being "reminded" by my husband Don (aka Kansas Couple) here I am. My father died of prostate cancer at age 71. As such, I have had a digital exam and PSA drawn every year for some time. This last test showed my psa had jumped 2 points. Was still only 5.3. That resulted in trip to urologist and subsequent biopsy. 4 of 12 samples positive (all on left side) with a Gleason of 8. Bone scan and CT of abdomen clear. After consultation with surgeon and Radiation Oncologist we decided on RRP. (Prostate still small, 21 cm and family history.) one 4 month Lupron shot and surgery a month later. Now three months later and psa this week was 0.0. Recovering nicely but do have advice for those getting ready to undergo surgery. The only issue I have now is a sharp stabbing pain sometimes when I try to sit up in bed to go pee. I go to see surgeon for follow-up next Wednesday.
Hope I didn't go on too long. Would be glad to share suggestions, resolution to issues.