I started a new thread to summarize my story, but quick update here as well.
Had robotic surgery on Dec 11th with one of the top surgeons in Canada.
Surgery results and Post-op pathology.
Nerve sparing 100% on left, and 70% on right.
Pathology: cancer upgrade from Gleason 6 to 7 (3 +4) with 30% of prostate showing 4. Tumor extends just outside prostate, so cancer grade is upgrade from T1c to T3a. Lymph nodes and seminal vessels are clean. But limited positive margin near apex. So no doubt treatment was the right choice before it spread further.
First PSA (six weeks after) shows PSA down to .092.
Will monitor PSA regularly and if PSA goes up, consider low does radiation due to positive margin.
incontinence already not a problem at six weeks. I was quite active before, including lots of yoga. I also went to see a Physiotherapist who specializes in pelvic floor issues pre-surgery to get a head start and to be sure I was doing kegels properly. ED - it's early, and area was tender after catheter removal, but going on daily Ciallis now to give things a jump start.
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