You're right about
those lightening strikes, Steve. A friend, Bob, who is now 80, has been hit three times by lightening. He says it doesn't strike the same place twice --- he's been in a different spot each time. As for asteroids, now that's a biggie. Boom. Ouch!
Having dealt with the critical stuff, moving to the subject of how one would cope with AS I thought a comment from my surgeon interesting --- after I confirmed I wanted surgery, he said he already knew that from my personality. He said two classes of men always wanted surgery: businessmen and engineers. He said they were bottom line people who wanted the sucker out, and wanted pathology answers, now! Other guys could be more easy going. Interesting that a health decision may come down to more personality type than the science of medicine.
Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours. Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn --- perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7
First post op PSA Sept 09 less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23, 2009 less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on April 9, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on July 9, 2010 (one year) less than 0.02