Myman says it all!
We are one of those who had surgery in September 2006; pathology was clear in all areas with no further treatment necessary . . .. PSA's since then have consistently been "undetectible" . . . doctor says the longer they continue to be undetectible the less likely it will return . . . .of course there is always the "unknown", but that is everyone's journey . . the unknown.
When Bob's blood conditions (see signature area) were diagnosed, he was told the myelofibrosis could become active and he'd have only 5 years or it could stay the way it was and he could have 30 years, but the "unknown" again . . . .we promptly chose 30 and nothing less and have moved on with life, doing the required tests and meds to ensure this is happening . . so far so good . . .
My point in tellling you all this is that the facts and figures are one thing, and not in our control, but, what we do from there and our attitude are ours to control.
Hang in there Chris . . . . .go forward, and never never think you won't make it to a certain birthday . . . . just have your own agenda!
Good luck and stay with us!
;o) Linda & Bob