On 6/6/18 I had my MRI with results of two lesions, one 7mm and one 5mm.
Previously, the results from the genomic lab indicated Very Low Risk.
After discussion on 6/15/18 with my urologist, I decided on active surveillance.
On 9/10/18, 3 months after my MRI, my first PSA result was 10.6.
What I didn't take into consideration was on 8/28/18 I had a procedure to follow up on HPV cells & 3 biopsies were taken.
My urologist believes the elevated PSA is due to this procedure.
I have to admit when I saw the result of 10.6 I freaked out & cried for the first time since being diagnosed. Two days later when I met with my urologist he helped ease my mind and suggested it was due to the biopsies and we would retest in 6 weeks.
Since February I have started to eat healthier, cut out processed foods as much as possible, eating more fruits & vegetables.
I'm still struggling with become more physically active, I just don't seem to have time to exercise. Everything I read lately points to the importance of exercise & reducing stress.
I've wanted to update sooner, because I know getting it out of my head does help.
I did start weekly psychotherapy sessions, while helpful with issues specific to my diagnosis, it has brought up other unresolved issues that I'm doing my best to deal with.
So here I am, part of this club. Thank you for reading.