Hello and Welcome, Wife of Tower:
As in the custom of the good people at HW prostate cancer, you have been given a world of good advice and support. That is just how we are here, and you and your husband are most welcome.
I do have to say, that I agree with Tudpock above, on the thought of a second or third opinion about
treatment choice. I respect your choice, and if that is what you stay with, no problem, I had
open surgery myself, and for me, it was the right choice for my situation.
It has been less than 3 weeks since his PC dx, and with the numbers you state, your husband is fortunate to be in a position to consider more than one primary treatment. With PC, you get what shot at the primary treatment, there are no re-wind or re-do buttons, so it is a major decision for all of us to make.
On the surgery side, sounds like you got a very experienced top notch surgeon line up, that is most important if going that route. That is a good thing.
On the recovery side, we have a multitude of stories ,most without complications, some with. If you need help on the catheter side, by default being on my 10th catheter, I am the King Of Catheters, lol, not an honor I would have chosen. So if you need any help on that subject be glad.
Glad you found us, and as someone else mentioned, you have already helped your husband by coming here, and posting among us. Feel welcomed, and we will back you guys no matter what you decide or dicided to do. Good luck and keep us well posted, and keep those questions coming. No such thing as a stupid question.
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
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12
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 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 in place