Thursday, February 18, 2010

1.8 Months After Surgery - PSA Results

More good news! I received the results of my PSA last week and the cancer was untraceable, >0.1%. Its been 1.8 months since my surgery and I am so pumped! I went to my urologist for a follow-up from my December surgery and PSA results last week as well. Obviously I was glad about my PSA, but I am still having a slight problem with incontinence since my last surgery. Its not too bad as I am okay until I start to run or exercise. My doctor is sending me for physical therapy to see if we can get things back to normal. I will post my progress as I go through PT. As far as my male function, things have really improved since the last surgery and am really encouraged with the success. On a personal note I ran in the Valentines Day 5k off-road race at the Silver River State Park a few weeks ago and finished in 3rd place in my age group and brought home a trophy! It was a lot of fun and am currently training for my first 10k off-road running event in late March. I also have committed to train for my first half-marathon (13.1 miles) in October and will use this as my fundraising event so stay tuned for details on how you can help. I am so thankful for all the blessings I have received and all the great people I have met through this life changing event.

God Bless!
Darren

5 comments:

Robotic Blog said...

Congrats on your PSA results and good luck with your upcoming marathons! You are a true inspiraiton.

Anonymous said...

Darren, thank you for posting your story. It is nice to know that I am not alone in what I have gone thru. I am 40 years old and have just passed my 1 year surgery date in March. I had open surgery, nerve sparing, but the cancer was near one of the nerves so they needed to cut some of the nerves on one side. I have not had any incontinence issues, thank God, besides getting up about once a night. As far as ED issues this has been a struggle, although with the use of injections I can achieve full erection. I try to remain positive, and I am very thankful for my second chance at life, but do go thru emotional ups and downs. I feel like a robot at times, and not really like a man. My wife has been very understanding and loving, but I sense things are awkward for her too. Im hoping things get a little better and/or I just learn how to live like this a little better. Again, thank you for your posting, and God bless you in your recovery.

los angeles secondary rhinoplasty said...

Good news surely and you are going to improve by the day.Good that you are in positive spirits.There is a lot of advancement in cancer cure...I am sure it helps.

Kevin said...

All right Darren...Great to hear you have recovered fully and that your PSA dropped to to the right level after your surgery.....I also went thru it last month...today is my 50 day after my surgery and my PSA is 0.1 , almost untraceable. I still have some incontinence but my sexual function so far is zero and I am taking Cialis....But, I remain hopeful since it's only my 7th week after surgery.

Can you tell me how long it took you to regain sexual function and what you did to help recover? Here is my email:GEORGEFRRR@GMAIL.COM

Thank you and best luck to you and your family.

George Ferreira

Kevin said...

Sorry,,,,,somehow a photo and name of my son came up on my comment...don't know why.