Hi lovetosing --- first of all, I love your name. I sing about as well as a Spanish cow speaks French, but I love to bellow out when I'm in a congregation large enough, and noisy enough, that they drown me out so I don't frighten any children.
Now, about this lucky husband of yours. Thank God for nagging wives. If nothing else 43 years of wedded bliss have taught me that when she nags, not only had I better listen, she's probably right.
On the pathology, the fact is the cancer could come back, BUT the fact also is that he could get hit by a bus, drop dead of a heart attack, be shot by some two bit crook holding up the self serve where he was filling the car, or simply slip and crash down the basement stairs and break his neck. Point is, if you start to think about it there are a whole pile of "fact is" that aren't great. The issue PCa families face is that we know about the PCa and so we worry about that. No sense telling you not to worry --- you're going to worry. But, what you can do is put that worry into perspective. And, in perspective, it may be bigger than being hit by a meteor or a chunk of the space station when it breaks up, but it's also something that needs to be put in it's place.
Go sing a song, try not to worry, and keep in touch with us here. We'll be wondering how he, and you, are doing.
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.