Thank you for all of the welcomes. It is great to have so many electronic "friends" out there - but good grief - what a reason to come together.
Smilingoldcoot - Please keep me updated on the proton therapy. My sister researched that before I went radical. In my situation we thought it was a little too experimental, but who knows? In 5 years it might be the treatment of choice.
March 2006: PSA 2.5
Dec 2007: PSA taken for insurance application. I did not see the results until late Jan '08 - after I was rejected. Their lab said PSA 4.5. PSA again in Feb '08: 3.7.
March 2008: Biopsy. Gleason 7 (4+3) 12 cores taken. 5 on the left side were cancerous and the 6th did not look good.
May 5, 2008: Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy at GW Hospital, Washington DC.
Post op: Gleason 9 (4+5). 15% of prostate involved. Negative margins. Lymph nodes and associated glands all appear to be cancer free.