Once again, Thank you for your responses. Regarding returning to work, if anything this journey has done to me is to hit the "reset" button on many life issues including work and family. I do want to get out of the house and feel the need to try to get a semblance of the new "normal" whatever it is. I will be taking it easy, so to speak because after facing the angst of the past 100 days, other stressors are going to look like a piece of cake. What a journey in the last 100 days...my biopsy was on inaugural day and I am quite sure that I will never forget Jan 20, 2009. (I actually joked that I felt like the entire inaugural parade marched in my back door!
Rod & Ann, No looking back and it is a relief beyond description.
Best wishes to you all and thanks for the encouragement.
Age 55, two teens, very fit cyclist (avg 2000+ miles per year) and weight, diet, etc. consistent with good habits. Stressful job as attorney; very supporting wife who ishelping me through every stage of this war.
2006 PSA - 1.5
2007 PSA - 2.3
2008 PSA - 5.3 (18 mos.)
2009 Jan. 20 - Biopsy 12 samples
Feb 3 Dx 2/12 samples positive, low volume (5% and 7-10%)
Gleason 3+4, later downgraded by second opinion at Johns-Hopkins to 3+3, but "it's still PCa" as my Doc said.
Laproscopic surgery April 9, 3 days in hospital, catheter removal April 21.
Pathology: clear margins, no cancer in prostate: told that this is very rare but review of literature says ~1.3 %; family says "miracle."
Now working w/ post-surgery issues....