I'm glad all that are here...are here. And I agree that those who have moved on successfully or have had problems, please post and let us know. I'm new here and my days now start and end with...simply being scared. Being informed is vital. I'm not yet informed enough.
Lower left groin hernia; mesh and large scar: surgery early 2006
Nov/Dec 07 and March 08 and now Dec 08: Severe perineal pain (between scrotum and rectum), brought me to my knees, severe, chills, sudden oncome, 4-6 Tylenol Extra Strength at once to even make a dent in pain. Septra/Bactrim for 8 months for diagnosed prostatitis previously.
PSA start of 08: 5.3
PSA June of 08: 7.3
TRUS Biopsy Nov 08: Got copy of pathology recently (see below)
Biopsy Pathology: 5 of 8 cores positive, adenocarinoma in both lobes
1) 30%, GS 3+3, perineural invasion identified
2) 40%, GS 3+3
3) 60%, GS 3+3
4) 65%, GS 3+3
5) 30%, GS 3+3
Open RP recommeded. Looking at nerve sparing da Vinci in London, Ontario.
Married to girl of my dreams. Been together almost 36 years. Married since '77. Very much still in love...what a wonderful woman. Beautiful physically and spiritually...
I'm 5'10" about 180 pounds. 44 chest 32 waist...still wearing pants from over 10 years ago.
In pretty good shape for what is now called an old fart.
1st Grandchild due any day. Wife is out of town with daughter of 1st grandchild.
Anxiety still high as of Dec 8/08