Coach Karl is right on!
I doubt the feeling ever goes away. I remember the first few months, cancer was ALL I thought about. Every waking moment (and lots of asleep moments too). After surgery it got better, esp after my first zero. A few weeks ago I told my wife one night that I'd only thought about PCa a couple of times that day, so must mean I was making progress! But with next psa test looming next week, struggling to keep the "I've got cancer" fears at bay.
age 56 (DX at 55)
psa 6/09 - 4.0; 1/07 - 1.2
biopsy 8/09 gleason 3+3=6; T1C; 2 of 12 cores (40%/50%)
RRP 10/20/09, B&W/Faulkner Boston, Dr Jim Hu
path report gleason 3+4=7; T2C NX MX; 1.9 cm & 10%
perineural invasion present
lymphatic invasion present
margins & seminal vesicles negative
lymph nodes not tested
post op psa 11/23/09 - 0.0!
no incontinence after cath removal (confidence pads for 1 wk)
ED complete so far (but some signs of life)