Welcome to our special Club! This is a special place because none of us want to be members here!!!! But we are here because we care! I can say that Feb 2, 2008 was the day my life changed. And was I in a daze. WOW. I know just how you feel.
Yes, get opinions from several docs. Read Read Read. Get all the info. There may be several types of treatment for your particular case. If you are knowledgeable when you make a decision, it will be the very best and you will never regret the decision.
Do make sure you get success rates from the physicians about nerve sparring, rate of success, etc. The doc should be able to provide you those numbers without feeling threatened.
My local urologist gave me the radiation or removal choices. He made me decide which way. Then due to previous surgery scarring, he declined to do it. The doc at UCSF was exactly the same. He said I could have either removal or radiation.
I chose the daVinci Robot method since he was an expert in that area. Even tho I had a minor bump in the road and wound up hospitalized again over last weekend, I am still 100 percent convinced I made the correct choice for me.
As a side note: I had very little trouble with incontinence and no ED that a Viagra wouldn't over power.
Many of us have "crossed the bridge" and are on the other side. So ask away and don't be shy. And try not to get to discouraged. That does not help. If you need someone to talk to, email me (Click on envelope to the left of posting) and I will gladly talk to you.
Keep in contact! We are here to help!