Well, after all the prep, and reading-up and questions, and wonder-if-I'm-doing-the-right-thing, I'm on my way to the hospital today. I'm sitting here looking at my ID band on my arm (got it at yesterday's blood work-up), and thinking I'm glad the front end stuff is over. I am ready to go and I won't look back. It's interesting how my mind works, now that I'm on my way, I'm already thinking about all the stuff I gotta do on 'the other side'.
I want to thank you all for the help I've received by reading your posts on this forum. I don't know anywhere else I could get the information and encouragement by 'real people' all rolled up in one place. And, thank you so much to the moderators of this forum for keeping it alive for me while I'm out here watching. TC and Doting Daughter have been especially inspirations to me.
So, I'm off! See you on the other side! (I've seen folks saying this a lot).
Biopsy1, 11/2006, PSA 6.1, DRE non-suspicious, Small focus of atypical glands
Biopsy2, 3/2008, PSA 7.5, DRE abnormal, 3% cancer on one sample, Gleason 3+3=6,
Oral hormone finasteride prescribed
Biopsy3, 4/29/2009, PSA 1.7, DRE non-suspicious, 2 hits, right apex 30%, left base lateral 20%,
Gleason 3+3=6 on both samples
Open RP scheduled for 6/10/2009