John, I think it's that "waiting" under either scenerio that is so cruel in the PC world. Like you say, a "bad" situation may prove good, while a "good" situation may prove bad. There is really no rhyme or reason with a lot of what goes on in PC.
That's why any of our decisions and/or advice are so difficult to make or give. Just about
the time you think you have something figured out with PC, a trend perhaps, a consistency, poof, an exception or example can be found to that finding.
Guess we do what we already do, keep learning, keep digging, keep sharing, keep supporting, and hope for the best, not only for ourselves, but for all our PC brothers, present and future.
David in SC
57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.33rd Biopsy
: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3Open RP:
11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09Path Rpt
: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence: 1 Month ED: Non issue at any point post surgery
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped 9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 in 35 days, 12/7/9 - Cath #10 in place