I was already retired for over 4 years when diagnosed, all I can say with an uncertain future (hopefully long and happy) do what you enjoy.
If I were in your position I'd buy a low mileage used Class A or C motor home and do lots of mini-trips with the wife while hanging onto a job you seem to enjoy. For me I spend my time working on the property, helping my wife with the horses, playing with 6 dogs/8 cats and going Jeeping. Having the ability to do what one enjoys helps with dealing with PCa.
You've worked long and hard, do what you enjoy!
Dave in Durango CO
Diagnosed 12-09 age 55
07-06 PSA 2.5
01-08 PSA 5.5 (PCP did not tell me of increase or schedule follow-up!!!!)
09-09 PSA 6.5 Sent for consult with Urologist
11-09 Consult, scheduled for biopsy, found out about
PSA from '08 (yes I was pissed)
12-09 Biopsy, initial Gleason 9 (4+5) later reduced to 8 with tertiary 5, ain't much but I'll take it.
01-10 Bone Scan, "appears negative"
in Durango CO by Dr Sejal Quale and Dr Shandra Wilson, no naked eye evidence of spread, Vesicles and lymph nodes taken for microscopic exam.
03-16-10 Removal of cath' and pathology results of samples.
Multifocal carcinoma with areas of Gleason pattern 3, 4 and 5, Overall Gleason grade 4+4 with tertiary 5, Bilateral involving 21% of left lobe, 3% of right lobe, Invasion of left Seminal vesicle, Tumor focally present at left resection margin, 9 lymph nodes removed all negative, Tumor staging pT3b NO MX
04-23-10 PSA <0.04....... 06-07-10 PSA <0.04..... 08-03-10 <0.04
05-03-10 1 week without pads
Post Edited (daveshan) : 10/17/2010 8:17:48 PM (GMT-6)