Thank you one and all...especially Doting Daughter! Your message lifted my spirits and, of course, I know you are right. Throughout this whole process, I have found myself focusing on a word or phrase, wondering what it means. One of the things I'm really struggling with right now is accepting the fact that I have absolutely no control over this - or most things for that matter.
I know that clean margins, seminal vesicles and a zero PSA are great news. I've had so many people in my life with cancer and both my parents, my mother in law and 2 brothers in law died from it. When I saw Stage III on the path report, I was so darned worried that my husband was next. Through the Internet, I have learned that Stage III prostate cancer is a different animal than stage III breast or lung cancer.
Thank you for the warm welcome and the even warmer reply.
You are so welcome Sephie!! Trust me, I have obsessed so much over this disease and I finally had to realize that we have done all the research we can and made the best decisions possible. I pray a lot and finally realized that I would rather spend as much time with my loved ones, and less time driving myself crazy about
things I cannot control. There are so many things that we can't control with this disease and it is a horrible thing to deal with. There is no black and white. In my father's situation, it was completely against the odds based on his PSA and Gleason and all pre op tests. I kept wondering "how" and "why", I guess I still do, but I am choosing to believe and hope the for the best. In your husband's case, things look fabulous! Cancer is scary. I'm sorry you have been so affected by it, but remember that many people also beat cancer. I pray your husband is one of them!