You are correct that this is quite a journey and you have now peaked in the door to where the anxiety level can be very high. As the other guys have stated, a PSA of 6 is no assurance of Pca but the level of rise and speed does cause concern. If you do get to be a member here (hopefully not) there will be alot of research for you to do to figure out who, what, where, etc. regading the situation. Save that for later.
Now, regarding your sore buns, this would be the first that I have heard of anything remotely like that connected to Pca. Since the tenderness is south of the border so to speak you may have associated it with Pca. Such worry is common as we all wondered what else might be affected following the PSA results, biopsy and ultimate treatment. Deep breath...
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 is helping 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, University of KY Medical Center, Lexington, 3 days in hospital, catheter removal April 21.
Pathology: clear margins, no cancer in prostate: told that this is very rare and Doc has only seen it in 3 out of over 1400 cases; I rearched the concept of "vanishing cancer" and found a tumor classification of tP0 and asked Doc if it applied to me. He said that it was unlikely because if a pathologist had done a much more detailed analysis of the tissue, he would likely find more foci somewhere, and biopsy found "needle in the haystack as opposed to the tip of the iceberg"; Nevertheless, it is a blessing;
Regardless of the science, my family says "miracle."
Now working w/ post-surgery issues....