Posted 11/18/2008 7:03 PM (GMT -7)
Yep, Let's see what he has to say. I had gut surgery to repair a botched colonoscopy in '96, so I don't know how much scar tissule will be involved. But, will see him to see if I am a candidate for this. I have a list of questions for him, but would appreciate any others you guys might think I should ask. He's done this over 500 times so I feel pretty confident he can handle it, plus, my primary doc's family has used him and were all very happy with him.
I need to update my profile but basically, Gleason 3+4, 4 of 12 samples prove positive on the left side with pre-cancerous on the right. Pelvic CT and bone scan negative. PSA 14.5.
One more thing. My urologist said that if I had radiation and the cancer came back that I could not have surgery, but if I had surgery and it came back, I could have radiation. Were you all told this? My primary also concurred saying there would be too mluch damage after radiation to do surgery. Is he correct?
I'll let you know. My wife is taking this pretty hard and I'm trying to convince her it will be okay, but, she's behind any decision I make, and that helps.
Talk to you tomorrow. Glad you're home, Dave.