Jim, you will have to become two people in one, if not so already. You will have to be the Jim that is pursuing every possible angles for future treatment options and paths, continuing to learn and go way outside the box for possible solutions, but on the other hand, you need to be just Jim, and enjoy each and everyday, get back into all the things you love to do, be with those you love to be with, and tell yourself, life goes on. I think all of us spend so much time, thought, and energy on our PC, that we forget that we could die of a thousand other things on any given day by sheer providence alone. By the time a perfect new solution for PC comes along, we could get hit by a bus. I am a little younger than you, and its only now, that I am starting to realize how short life really is, with or without PC. I am trying to teach myself to enjoy it all, the good and the bad, because that is all we get in this world.
My best to you brother.
David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes
First PSA Post Surgery 2/9 .05, 6 month on 5/9