One of my life's touch stones is to ask myself, "What's the worst that can happen." Here's how I see it:
If you go, you'll have no regrets for being with him when he is alert
and not as loaded with pain meds as he might be in a couple of weeks. If you don't go, and things move quickly, which they sometimes do, you'll have regrets.
Based on Sheldon's rule of going with the least worst-that-can-happen I think it's clear you go now. But, whatever you decided to do will be the right thing for you.
Please, do keep us informed. We care ... a whole bunch.
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