Good question. Not sure that in my case, I have a good answer.
I check the HW board every day, so that alone tells me I am thinking about PCa.
I do not stress over it like I did pre-op, but I know it is a serious situation that could return.
I am still slightly incontinent (perhaps I always will be) and dealing with ED, so Viagra, pumping and injecting are part of my routine.
I try to stay positive and enjoy life. I golf when I can, fish now and then and try to walk every day unless the weather is bad. The sunshine and fresh air are good for me, not just physically but emotionally.
I will be going on a fishing trip to Alaska in late July and hope that will be great therapy for me, as well.
Danman Bob, Born 1951
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14; Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Post-op pathology stated that cancer was confined to the prostate
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of late April 2008)
100 MG Viagra 3 times a week beginning December 2007
Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy beginning mid-February 2008
30 MG papaverine/1 MG phentolamine bimix injections beginning late April 2008
Five week post-op PSA 0.2, five month post-op PSA 0.1, next test August 2008