Belinda, I know what a relief it is to finally make a decision. I think you'll find the worst is over. You know, and have dealt with, the rotten news that he has cancer. You know a cure is a reasonable expectation. You know what has to be done and you have a date to do it. I don't want to minimize the discomfort and possible pain of surgery, the whack to his energy level, possible issues with regaining urine control and learning to deal with ED. However, if a whimp like me can deal with them, anyone can. I know you both will.
Please, keep us posted and those of us who have gone before stand ready to answer any questions you, or he, may have.
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.