trepidation: if you were aplogizing to me indirectly or directly, as tony said, wasn't needed, but accepted and appreciated.
sheepguy: now you are doing the very same thing your self. your know nothing about my journey, you know nothing about my doctors, so why would you say "without very much questioning of his doctors"?? That's a big assumption on your part, and you are dead wrong. I have had over 50 visits with my uro/surgeon over the past 2 years, and who knows how many hours we have talked out things and complication together. Most patients would never have that much "face time" with a doctor. And my other main doctor, my GP, has been seeing me now nearing 20 years, and has been through all 4 of my major cancer episodes, all my many operations, both my radiation treatments, etc, etc. so my advice, get to know the person before you start casting dispersions on their doctors or their choices, your comments will be taken more seriously if you do.
david in sc
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10