My Prostate cancer was picked up in an unusual way as it was discovered when i decided to keep the 7.5 ton part of my driving licence and needed a private medical from my doctor to fill in the DVLA forms and he picked up a microscopic blood trace in my urine.
GLEASON 3+4 =7, adenocarcinoma of the prostate, MRI organ defined disease.
PSA of 2.19.
Operation- at Mount Vernon= Iodine-125 seed brachytherapy on September 2016.
So far I seem to be ok after a little tenderness while passing urine and the trips to the toilet during the the night.
I am taking tamsulosin x 400mg once a day after my last meal and amlodipine 10 mg once a day for blood pressure.
My first PSA 0.81 -31st Jan 2017.
Stopped Tamulosin 27th April 2017.
Second PSA 0.59 - 3rd May.
UPDATE 23th January 2018 PSA 0.44
UPDATE at 23 MONTHS.June 2018 PSA 0.39.
UPDATE at 27 months December 24th 2018 PSA 0.22.
Next appointment 8th January 2019 /changed to 15th January.
UPDATE 15th January PSA 0.22 and blood tests extended to 12 months in January 2020. Result.
I have reached 29 months after my brachytherapy operation and so far it seems to be going well,PSA blood tests extended to 12 months and I have been handed over to the oncology nurse for further meetings at The Lister Hospital.My last appointment was short and sweet and it seems they are happy with my progress so far even though the PSA drop was not a great drop from 0.44 to 0.39. Jan 19th a further drop to 0.22, but only time will tell.
I am using Viagra to help with ED and find they help and take away a little of the mental pressure.
After latest meeting at Lister Hospital on the 15th January with Oncology being happy with my PSA drop to 0.22 my next meeting and blood test is extended to one year.
Edited by member 25 Feb 2019 at 15:42
| Reason: update