By all means, write that letter asap. Your description of care, or should I say, lack of care is deplorable, regardless of price. I am thankful to have a well qualified nurse as a wife that will be looking out for me in the hospital, and the hospital I am going to, St. Francis, consitently has the best patient care rating in the whole state of SC, already had one major surgery there about 8 years ago.
I hope your husband contains to do well in the days and weeks ahead, and glad he has you to support him all the way.
David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX
PSA 2007 5.8
PSA 7-2008 12.3
PSA 9-2008 14.9
Biopsy 2007 Negative
Biopsy 8-2008 Neg, some PIN, 4 "Suspicious Areas"
Biopsy 9-2008 Positive
7 of 7 cores positive, ranging from 40 - 90%
2 tumours noted, Gleason 4+3 and 3+4
Periunual Invasion noted
Additonal PIN noted
Open RP surgery scheduled for Friday, November 14, 2008 at
St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, SC