Jack, already sounds like you made the right informed choice for you, and it's important to trust that decision and go with it. We will all be anxiously waiting for you to come out on the other side after your surgery in a few days, don't know if you have ever had a major surgery before or not. Once they put you under, you will be oblivious to the rest and will simply blink yours eyes and wake up in recovery. The best part for me, was when they wheeled me to my room , and my entire immediate family was outside the room waving at me, it made it all worth it. My wife took off for 10 days from her job, spent 3 of the 4 nights I was in the hospital, I begged her to go home but she wouldn't hear of it. Can't wait to you are on the recovery side, and hope this skilled surgery gets all the nasty cancer out of you. My best to you and your family.
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