I too welcome you here, you may or may not realize how lucky you are to have found it, but lucky you are. Like Tony metioned I can remember the first Saturday after being Dx'd, lost, scared and wondering what the heck was going on with me. I also knew it was going to happen sooner or later as well, I looked at the outcome as a success after ten years of PSA test.......I mean hey, found what we'd been looking for! Then the reality of it all sit in.....I dealt with those feelings for about one day, from a Friday evening phone call to sitting down at the keyboard and typing in Prostate forums that Saturday morning....and felt the care, compassion, knowledge and empathy here at once. Tony and David have given you as they did myself some great advice, take a breath, settle in, and suck in all the knowledge you can in making your decision.......the group's here, Good luck my brother....
age: 53 @ Dx, Pre-op PSA Feb 08' 5.0, April 08' 4.1
Biopsy 5.1.08, 5 of 15 cores postive, T2a, Gleason 3+4=7
DaVinci performed 7.29.08
Bladder sling installed, umbilical hernia repaired during surgery.
Path report, "cancer fully contained, margins clear".
Cath removed 8.8.08, ED therapy begins 8.9.08
100mg Viagra three times a week, pump for ten minutes daily
and hold for ten minutes.
8.16.08 switched to Levitra 20mg, immediate results
9.15.08 Pad free at night, one thin (light) pad during the day
9.18.08 1st Post-op PSA Undetectable Zero's....Yes!
12.22.08 2nd Post-op PSA Zero's still...
6.23.09 1yr Post-op PSA Still a zero..
Pads gone 1.3.09, finally found the courage...Thanks ya'll
".....tryin' to reason with hurricane season...."