I dont know you but I am sure all of us here feel privileged and hornored to have you come to this site. I agree with Tony completly. You have faced so much adversity in your young life and in spite of it all you have found the strength and resolve to continue to do what is right for you and your boys. No job or bad insurance company is going to be more than a bump in the road for a man with your abilities.
I was told that I may be off work from 3-6 weeks. I have a mostly office job and was doing some work at home 3 days post op. I was going to the mall to do my walking exercises and shopping day 5 through 7 days. I was back at work part-time day 7. Full time back at work around day 10, easy job (government work)
I will say however that lifting anything over a gallon of milk is for sure no sooner than 6 weeks minimum. So if you do heavy labor this may challenge the 6 weeks recomendation. This 3-6 months comment you have I never heard that spoken at all.
So, your going to be off work for 14 days, by the looks of your history you have a great chance of being cancer free and your insurance will not expire. Sounds like things should be lookin up.
Dont hurry into surgery, become informed and educated as to this disease. Pick Doctors that have conducted the procedure you choose many times, more than 400. Once the surgery is over you will just simply get back to your life. I do say that some of us get on with our live's with a new found appreciation for the simpler things.
There is a lot of good information on this site. Stay with us.
All the very best,
DRE normal , 2004 Biospy negative - 2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
PSA @ surgery 6
Bone and Ct scans negative
clinicaly Staged at T1C - Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008, University of Chicago.
Catheter out in 7 days normaly expected leakage
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, 10 % of both portions of prostate
Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear, single positve margin at apex measuring less than 1/2mm.
Six week PSA < 0.1 , 4 month PSA <.05 Gen II test. 6 month PSA <0.01
Watching PSA closely, will do salvage radiation if necessary.
Fair to Good results with Viagra, side effects are bothersome at times.