Sounds like you and Pete have really been through it. I am really new to all of this, so what I say probably doesn't mean much.
Hopefully you and Pete can continue to find what I and my wife have been able to experience in the last 2 months. We are thankful for advances in medicine that will keep me here for a few more years. More than that, we have been able to "make love" without me being so content on my satisfaction. Holding, caressing, talking, petting, etc. etc., have taken us back 37 years ago when we were dating. I forgot how hot I used to be when I was going home after a date !
In many ways, I haven't lost anything, but found what I misplaced in the busy-ness of raising a family, making a living etc. I feel young again. If PCa hadn't come along, I 'm not sure I ever would have found it again.
Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic 4/14/09
0/23 lymph nodes involved
pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks due to anatomical issues with location of ureters with respect to bladder neck.
Try 3 tubes where no tubes are supposed to be for 2 weeks !
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Thankful for early diagnosis, and U.S. healthcare