142, thanks for the info and the link to your story, I'll check it out.
Fairwind, that's interesting about the new machine. I think that in the morning I'll make a call to the newest hospital in town (they used to be located across the street from where I live, but moved to a brand-new, much bigger facility last year) and see if they might have that available. BTW, I'm Gleason 7 (4+3) with a tertiary 5.
Age at diagnosis 5/10: 49
PSA: 5/08 1.6, 5/10 4.7
Initial GS 7 (4+3)
Biopsy: 14 out of 15 positive, up to 95%
Bone scan and CT clear
RRP on 7/20/10 by Dr William Catalona at Northwestern
40% nerve-sparing on each side, with bilateral nerve graft performed
Final GS 7 (4+3) with a tertiary amount (less than 5%) showing at 5
PSA 8/23/10 1.59, confirmed 8/26/10 1.7