Todd, my wife and I would still consider your evening last night a great evening. Glad you still had a special time together. The things you just said about your marriage, I understand where your heart is at, and that is what counts the most. The grief you two share about such personal matters can be felt by others. You are still living, and still loving one another. Anything else is just extras. Everyman here with PCa has had their previous life and reality changed forever, by one degree or the other, and nobody likes that part, it isn't fair, probably isn't just from our point of view, but as my ex-boss use to say constantly, "it is what it is". Keep on fighting, all the way.
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3, 9/8 14.9, 10/8 16.4
3rd Biopsy 9-2008 Positive 7 of 7 cores positive, 40 - 90%, G 4+3 & 3+4
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Non-nerve sparing, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, Catheter out on 12/15/8. Stopped flowing, new catheter put in 12/16/08, Catheter out 12/29/08. Emergency room put in Catheter # day 45, 1/5/9 - Cath #3 out, dr. did cycloscope, saw potential blockage, put in Catheter #4, 1/13/9 - removed blockage, put in Cath #5, 1/19/9 -out
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grams, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes
First PSA Post Surgery Scheduled now for 2/9/9