Hi Jack, nice to meet a Maui man. I live in the middle of Canada and come January, February and March your island is one of the places I most like to be.
Looks like you and I have roughly the same pathology from surgery. I've just had my second undetectable PSA -- may you follow in my footsteps.
I have a friend who lives in Maui and has been treated there for cancer with great success. I've done some driving to the hospital and I was impressed with the facility, but who knows about the equipment. However, I was told, and believe, that Maui and all of Hawaii attract doctors like flies to honey and as clinics, hospitals, etc. have their pick of the litter, so to speak, some of the brightest, most able doctors in America are in the islands. I doubt they'd settle for anything less than the best.
Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn --- perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9, so far, so good
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
First post op PSA Sept 09 less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23 test again less than 0.02
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues, but better every week.