I was just diagnosed with PC on 11-11-08 which proved to be the most frightening day of my life. I am 64 years old and my father having had prostate cancer. My PSA was 3.3 and was just done last month. There were 14 cores taken on my biopsy resulting in 7 samples with a Gleason score of 7, two with a 6, and 5 benign. There was also one mid core sample with a focal perineaural invasion noted.
My doctor recommended that it would be in my best interest to treat the disease within the next 30 days. The two options I considered were the seeds and the Da Vinci surgery which I ultimately chose. I recognize the risks with both procedures but my wife who is a hospital administrator and a therapist by degree, and I felt the surgery was the best solution for me. My Urologist and Surgeon feel that the disease is contained but of course no one knows until they go inside and then get the pathology information.
On the night before the eve of my surgery I of course am suffering a case of nerves, but at least I will begin my first step in dealing with this dastardly disease. I am also curious about what I will feel like after the surgery and my recovery time. I have just read some postings on what it was like for some folks and it is informative. Thank you all for your comments and advice and realziggy your idea of a few drinks at night was helpful, and thank you califguy for your calls and emails.