Yes, the Gleason scores do change slightly. Mine went from a 7 to a 6. There are guys who's scores increased. Of course you can send the slides out to another place to get second opinions and many guys here will insist on it. But the reality is you will not likely change your treatment if your 5+4 went to a 4+5 or even a 4+4.
If the bone scan shows something, your treatment options will be better defined. The scan misses small stuff so if it does see something that is not an injury, then you've got it. My whole body scan showed a hot spot on my shoulder. I had to return for a second scan. It turns out the spot was caused by me shooting my rifle at some pesky squirrels a couple of days before. In revenge those little pests made me drink all that chalk dye a second time. Make sure the docs know if you have any recent injuries.
If you look at the signatures of other guys. You will find that you're not the first person to head down this road.
Go for a walk if you can. You've earned it.
Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 5/24/2010 12:45:04 PM (GMT-6)