At my age with 4 young kids I am in "GET THAT THING OUT NOW!" mode
This is a totally reasonable and expected first reaction.
That being said it's not in your best interest to rush into anything. Please read, research and talk to other Doctors about
the other treatment options so you can make a decision that is best for you. Be sure to watch your Dr's closely and check what they say about
side effects etc, some Dr's will side step the down sides. Verify what they say by doing research online. Take the healing time to educate yourself using the links at the top of the forum page and any other (reputable) sites you can find.
I'm not saying surgery is a bad decision, I had it and am happy with my choice, but I remember being in the grip of the "get it out now" monster and know that I rushed a bit with my decision even though I did do some research.
Best of luck to you whatever your decision may be.
Dave in Durango CO
07-06 PSA 2.5
01-08 PSA 5.5
09-09 PSA 6.5
12-09 Biopsy, initial Gleason 9 (4+5) later reduced to 8 with tertiary 5
03-01-10 Age 55 RRP in Durango CO by Dr Sejal Quale and Dr Shandra Wilson
03-16-10 Path' G-8 (4+4+5) Bilateral involving 21% of left lobe, 3% of right lobe, SVI, Focal positive margin, pT3b NO MX
All PSA as of 1-25-11 <0.04