My PSA came at the level of 0,04 3 months after surgery. I had hoped for a lower mark.
I had the appointment with my doctor last Monday which is the 3 months' check after surgery.
He explained me then that as hospital protocol they start only doing anything if PSA rises to 0,1. And this is already lower than the 0,2 mark which is consider recurrence by international standards. Till 0,1 it is considered to be indectatable in the hosptal where I had surgery.
Also I had 1 mm positive margin in the right apex. My doctor continues to diminish this fact, because based on a swedish study they consider only statistical relevant if the positive margin is above 3 mm.
All my other status of the pathological report were clean, including 18 lymph nodes also removed during surgery.
Last, considering my situation included in a statistic they follow at teh hospital for Gleason 7 (4+3) and higher, a PT2 (my case) has 1/3 chances of nothing happening after surgery, so this is a high chance enough for them not to start adjuvant treatment unless there is the recurrence.
He sort of reasured me I am fine and I shouldn't worry. In October I am doing my second PSA test. I must say this does not comfort me fully, but I need to get on living without fear and need to put this over my shoulders for a few months.
About recovery from surgery, I only mention one point and that is that I am continent at month 3 after surgery which makes me very happy. I am not wearing pads anymore. I only use sometimes when I go out in the evenings for precautins and most of the times I through the pad away dry.