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 #135362  by The B's Hive
 Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:57 pm
Good to see a positive outcome Chris, you appear to have made the right moves all the way through your ordeal.

The year was 2009 when my PSA was found to be slightly elevated (around 5.0) so a referral was made to the urologist and 18 months & 3 biopsy's later with a reading of 20.0 at this stage the dreaded cancer was found, fortunately still within the prostate. I immediately opted for radical prostatectomy which took place within a couple of months, recovery went according to plan with 3 monthly PSA tests then back to 6 monthly.

Everything was going well until about 18 months later when the PSA started to rise again 2.0 (from .001 after the op), unfortunately there was a very small bit (undetectable by sight during surgery) left in the "bed" where the prostate was, as a result of this I then had to undergo 6 weeks of radiation.

That was 5 years ago and my PSA has been stable at .001.

So guy's don't take it for granted, to many people I knew opted for alternative treatment and sadly they're not here anymore, you only get 1 chance.
 #135365  by Nut17
 Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:09 pm
Thanks for sharing your story Colin, particularly as you have had successful treatment. I am coming up to six weeks since surgery next Tuesday and have healed enough to start riding my bike again :-T Life is almost back on track ;)

Cheers
Chris
 #140635  by Nut17
 Thu May 17, 2018 7:41 am
A visit to my surgeon yesterday as a follow up on recent blood tests to confirm the success of my op. PSA is at the lowest possible reading of 0.01 and my surgeon has said that he will see me in six months. :TU :)
 #140654  by hort1
 Thu May 17, 2018 4:22 pm
Nut17 wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 7:41 am
A visit to my surgeon yesterday as a follow up on recent blood tests to confirm the success of my op. PSA is at the lowest possible reading of 0.01 and my surgeon has said that he will see me in six months. :TU :)
:TU :TU :TU
 #140658  by petercw
 Thu May 17, 2018 5:36 pm
Fantastic news Quest keep it up
 #151900  by Nut17
 Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:46 pm
Went for another follow up check at Hastings Hospital last week and great news - Sill all clear with PSA still on 0.01 :) :TU

To those who have not yet followed this thread. Make sure you have at minimum - annual check ups.
 #151904  by johnaye
 Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:02 am
Totally agree with Chris.
My female doctor for some time has ticked the psa box on the blood test. It started to rise considerably 18 months ago. A biopsy confirmed it was cancerous and 7 weeks ago i had radical surgery (prostate removal) and am now well on the way to recovery.
Since my diagnosis 2 of my friends at my insistence have had heightened PSA tests and are now in the system as well..

Guys get a check .. you may well thank Chris and this thread oneday..
 #151917  by Derb
 Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:55 pm
Been there, done that also. Like Chris all good so far. No doubt in my mind that regular testing has lengthened my stay on the planet👍
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