Greetings, Steve. Sorry you have to be here with us, but since you are let me assure you that you are among friends. There will be lots of questions in the days, weeks and months to come - please feel free to use this group as a sounding board.
As you know, however, when it comes right down to it you have to make your decisions along with your family and your medical providers. For me, surgery was the only choice. Now that you have made that decision, don't look back. Yes, a lot of things change. However, bottom line my wife and I are closer than ever having gone through all we have gone through over the last year and done it together.
Best wishes in the next couple of weeks - relax and get ready - everything will go great. David
Diagnosed Dec 2007 during annual routine physical
PSA doubled from previous year from 1.5 to 3.2
12 biopsies - 2 positive with 2 marginal
Gleason 3 + 3 = 6
RRP 4 Feb 08
Both nerves spared
Good pathology - no margins - all encapsulated - Gleason 4 + 3 = 7
Catheter out Feb 13 - wore pad for couple of days - pad free Feb 16
Great wife and family who take very good care of me