Sorry, I have been trolling for a while, and the information here is a massive help. I, at the advice of a friend who has prostate cancer , had a PSA test, it came back at 6.98. A week later, my GP had me do another one, and it was 6.96, in addition, they did a free PSA which in a man my age should be over 50% and it came back at 7%. Two weeks later, I had an MRI, and it showed a lesion approx 2cm X 1cm on the prostate so they scheduled a biopsy. That came back with a lot of cores positive for adenocarcinoma and a Gleason of 7 (4+3) so surgery was scheduled for November 9th. It was DaVinci using 5 ports. They did manage to nick an artery and the small intestine while making the initial cuts, but I gather everything else went ok. The after op pathology came back with positive margin in what would be below the prostate (normally positive margins tend to be on the bladder side), and mucious and cribiform cancers inside the prostate.
So now, three weeks into recovery, I have horrible incontinence, a lot of discomfort, pain radiating out to my right hip, the cancer was mainly on the right side, fatigue and a general feeling of being useless.
Most of these issues I have read in this forum are not particularly uncommon. In February, they will do another PSA test to see if the amount of cancer left is causing a problem now, if not, then they will monitor the PSAs for any rise.
I think what annoys me the most is the amount of people prior to the operation who said "I know several people going through, or have gone through that and its simple, in and the remove the prostate, out, and you will be right as rain in no time flat". To those, unless they have been through this, I beg to differ. The friend who has prostate cancer and had the same procedure has bounced back very quickly, but he is 15 years younger than me, and I have no idea if they did exactly the same procedure internally.
I am still off work, and will probably be so until after the Christmas break, the company I work for is being very generous with their care.
I know I don't really have any questions at this time, but I am sure as things move forward I will.