In reading your post I think you have presented your information in a way that answers your own questions in a way.
I am a little younger than you (54) but choose surgery so I have more options if needed, cut the head off the snake, and have the piece of mind that we know what we are dealing with and it is out of my body. After my surgery my cancer was a little more than we thought, a little more aggresive and I have one bad margin. I can and may radiate depending on PSA.
To further confuse the matter, I joined a site called Uroalerts. They give daily updates on PCa. A lot is over my head but other is good stuff to ponder. Mayo had a recent report about salvage prostectomy that was favorable in early disease. It basically gave some data on the removals after radiation.
You need to be very comfortable with your treatment choice, medical team and accepting of the possable side effects.
We all will be here for you whatever you choose and thats one thing for sure you dont have to worry about.
Diagnosed 01-08-08 @ 53 years old
DRE normal - High PSA for 5 or more years
2004 Biospy negative - 2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
Current PSA 6 - Bone and Ct scans negative
clinicalg Staged at T1C - Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008
University of Chicago,5 hour surgery , 3 hour recovery
Unexpected Cardiac issues appear and disappear?
Hospital stay 30 hours - Catheter out in 7 days normaly expected leakage - Erectile funtion back on line 9 days
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, 10 % of both portions of prostate, Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear,Tumor on bottom of prostate, 1 positve margin going to meet with oncologist to discuss treatment options if any at this time.