Iris - Welcome to the place we all wish did not exist.
In being negative, be certain that there is hope in your heart and remember that there are many here to prove the point.
Coincidentally, there was a book released a short time ago, and we "Discussed" it prety thouroughly, in another thread, but it does contain some good and helpfull information.
It is FREE and it's there NOW.. There is a section about page 60 - 70 that describes some of the technical talk about Diagnosis and treatment.. Keep the third thread in this category open in another page, "Prostate Cancer Abbreviations"
The fact that the bone-scan was negative is a very positive sign. That alone should boost your feelings greatly, as I understand that it is saying that the cancer has not spread..
Take note of the first thread in this category, as there is a lot of good information for the new folk. .. ... .
Don't be afraid to ask question here as there are many with a great deal of varied and practical experience.
Nov 2009 = First-PSA 5.3 @ 60yo - Asymptomatic - DRE-Non-Palpable
Jan-'10 = TRUS Bx DX - AdenoCar T1c - GS(3+3)=6 , 5 & 45% max., L-MidZone
May-'10 = RRP-Nrv-Spare
Post Op. GS(3+4)=7, 1.1cm3, Pos Margins, EPE (focal) Lateral Left
Margin-Involvement (extensive) Posterior , Grade3 x 8mm
+8week PSA<0.01, ED-85%, Incont-30%
+16W PSA<0.01, ED -85%, Cont -5%
+17W First 'DRY' day. ED -90%