Yes, it is slightly early, but for me the timing couldn't be better as we want to visit our daughter and other friends/relatives. She lives in Santa Monica, which is 5 minutes from Dr. Scholz. This will give me an opportunity to visit a top-notch doctor and establish a doctor/patient relationship. As I said, future consultations might be via telephone, although I suspect there might be another in-person consultation (maybe when it's time to visit my daughter again). I really want to establish a specific plan. If XXX happens, then I do YYY (which might include a convenient telephone consultation just to confirm such plans).
If my SRT by some miracle really works well, then it is true I will not have to do anything (but, who knows, Dr. Scholz might STILL suggest HT -- that seems to be the way the latest research is going. No pun intended, but that would be a tough pill to swallow!).
Frankly, David, your PC situation at the moment is one small step ahead of mine. I really do hope the doctor you see is not just a medical oncologist but one who absolutely specializes in PC. You criticize me for making these plans, but frankly I can't understand why you don't at least CALL the Gibbs Clinic and ASK them if they have such specialists. I know you deny putting your head in the sand, but it seems your tack has been the opposite of mine.
But, we are all different. By now, you know me well enough to understand that I prefer having a plan. With this medical stuff, I hate surprises. I have consistently tried to stay one step (not many; just one) ahead. That just seems to be more in my nature.