Thank you all for your encouraging words it is great to talk to people that have gone through the same thing with all the ups and downs. I am staying very active I played tennis for 2 hours 6 days a week. My wife has been after me to walk more to strengthen my pelvic muscles but am really tired after tennis does the walking really make a big difference even though I am active?
I have done a lot of research and the internet and this forum is a wealth of knowledge. I really do not know how people made these kind of decisons before the internet I guess you just had to go along with whatever your Doctor recommended. I also watched the Da Vinci operation on the internet with my wife so we know what we have to deal with and the recovery. I have been very lucky in my 69 years and never had an operation or serious illness so not quite sure what to expect physically from my body. I have always been strong and healthy and do not feel like I ams 69 I worked until I was 66 in Construction and now expected to retire to Fl and play tennis and stay active and then get hit with the cancer word. I know from reading all your stories that there is the other side of this journey and I guess we get to appreciate everyday we have and stay strong. I know most of you on this forum are much younger and your decisions for what type of treatment must have been mind blowing. I know I have sons your age and have told them to make sure they all go and have a PSA test and exam since their father, grandfather, and Uncle all had Prostrate cancer. I admire you all so much for your strength and courage.
Biopsy 14 samples 1 positive for Prostate Cancer 12% of sample
Second option of biopsy from Methodist Hospital Houston same DX
Gleason Score 4+4 =8
Da Vince surgery on Oct 30, 08 Florida Hospital Dr Vipul Patel
Bone Scan and MRI negative