I had good news today, I saw my Consultant for the first time since my robotic prostatectomy in February, at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, I was a day case which surprised me, but this did me the world of good.
I had been diagnosed in December 2018 as T2 Gleason score 7 (3+4), PSA of 5.2, I am 56 yrs old.
I have had annual PSA tests since 2011 when I discovered, through my sister, that I had the BRACA 1 gene, therefore I had a greater chance of having prostate cancer, hence the annual tests.
So today I was informed that my PSA was 0.004, the staging and Gleason score were as the initial scans and biopsy, and the margins were negative.
I'm also on top of my continence issues, after 6 weeks post op I wear only a thin pad, as a comfort blanket more than anything. I put this down to the quality of the surgery and pelvic floor muscle exercises. My advice to anyone is to start these as soon as you are diagnosed. I know they don't work for everyone but don't give up on them.
As far as ED is concerned, nothing stirs, but I await an appointment to the ED clinic, so lets see what happens.
I'm glad I made the choice in having robotic surgery, it has worked out well for me so far.
Whilst I will never be complacent, this is a disease that must be respected, and there is along way to go, who knows what the future may bring, I hope that this outcome will let you know that there can be good news following treatment and I wish everyone who has been diagnosed and their loved ones, without who getting through this would be all the more difficult, all the very best.