Glad to help in any way I can and, just so you know, I have no agenda re trying to talk you into brachytherapy as I get no commissions on the procedure!!! It was a good choice for me and I try to provide info as best I can. Only you can decide whether or not it is a good choice for you and, for that reason, I always advise guys to seek opinions from multiple disciplines before finalizing a decision.
With due respect to Diane, whose husband has been through an awful ordeal, I can easily understand your statement about "good fit". With your stats you have multiple options and are a poster boy for surgery or traditional radiation...or other treatments for early stage cancer that you might explore. With continued respect for Diane, she clearly encourages people to go for surgery because of her hubby's post-radiation problems. Your stats are NOT similar to Pete's in that your PSA is much lower, your Gleason is lower and you have no recommendation to start any hormone therapy which her husband did from the start indicating more serious issues than you have. Finally, her story got so much worse because they chose salvage surgery after radiation...which is not something I would EVER advise anyone to do. You should ask your radiation doc and your uro about that...
There are tons of stories of major problems after any of the procedures. This is primarily a surgery site and, while most of the guys here who have had surgery still recommend it, there are plenty of horror stories as well.
What you should do is exactly what you are doing...research the heck out of this darn disease, including treatment options and quality of life, meet with experienced docs whom you trust, then make the best informed decision you can.
There are plenty of great people on this forum who will help you get thru it.
Gleason 4 +3 = 7
2 of 16 cores cancerous
Brachytherapy December 9, 2008. 73 Iodine-125 seeds. Procedure went great, catheter out before I went home, only minor discomfort. Regular activities resumed, everything continues to function normally as of 1/31/09.