Hi Old bomber. I had my RRP late in 2006, that's about the only difference in our histories! I was also divorced many years ago, but never had any children. I know how hard some of the times can get when you're by yourself, especially during the Christmas season. At least you always have the hope that your kids will come for a visit at a more convenient time. I also know from experience that once the holidays are over, life will look a lot brighter again.
I'm not sure why I answered your post. When I read your story, it reminded me so much of myself.
All the best to you and try to enjoy the rest of the holidays as best you can. When you're really down, things can only get better.
PSA 7.9, Gleason Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
open RP Nov 06, T3a, Gleasons 3+4=7, Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06, Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08; at SRT Start=0.1, Salvage RT completed (33 days-66Gy) 19 Dec 08
PSA: in Jan 09 =.05, all tests to date (Jul 10) <.04