I hope you Sieze the Day instead of ceasing it. The guys above are saying it like it is. We are dealt a card hand, we have to play it.
The first line treatment has the highest percentage chance of a cure. If you have salvage radiation next, you have about
a 30 to 40 percent chance of cure. The HT is more of a prolonging treatment, but can be effective for nany years.
That being said, you will have to decide how yiu want to live the next 10 to 15 years. You can either Sieze the Day, enjoy life, and throw caution to the wind, or you can worry about
things you can't change, be angry, miserable and depressed.
I have chosen to love my wife and family more, smell the roses a little more, take time for things I enjoy, and of course, keep my uro appointments, but without the worry.
Good luck. I think yiu will find this site therapeutic. You will find guys who have a much tougher row to hoe than we do, who have taken life as it comes, thankful for each day, and hoping for a good day tonmorrow.
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic 4/14/09 Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free 6 week PSA <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED. Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10