So sorry to read what sounds like bad news, but maybe it's not. As you said, one needs to know what kind of PSA number to expect. You know, I still read of folks with PSA numbers that are huge (double digits or more), so maybe things are not bleak at all.
Please relay what you find out.
Funny, but having read so many posts here and elsewhere, PC seems to be the disease where you say "I am definitely NOT going to do this or that," but then you get backed in a corner. I hope the PSA is NOT that bad and the doctor says go ahead, take a break, and live/enjoy life.
Again, if your travels take you to Michigan, please visit or we can meet you somewhere.
I hope your wife is doing okay with the new regimen.
PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (PSAf: 24%), PCA3 =75 .
Biopsy 11/30/09. Gleason 4+3. Stage: T1C. Current Age: 64
Surgery: Dr. Menon @Ford Hospital, 1/26/10.
Pathology Report: G 4+3. Nodes: Clear. PNI: yes. SVI: No. EPE: yes. Pos. Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. 100% continent by 3/10. ED- in progress. First post-op PSA on 3/10/10-: 0.01. PSA on 6/21/10--0.02. Next PSA late Sept.