jjman, I have the following thoughts relative to posts on your thread:
1. The odds are that AS, surgery or radiation done in November will not interfere with a mid-April family event. Because of generally longer recovery time, surgery is the most likely to interfere but probably will not.
2. While is sounds to the laymen on the site, including me, that you are not a good candidate for seeds, until you talk with an experienced brachytherapist you will not know that for sure. I recommend you take that step.
3. Staying 4 feet away from children after seeds is not necessary. Most urologists who are experienced with brachytherapy and brachytherapists recommend that children and pregnant women not "sit on your lap" for two months after the procedure.
4. JNF's suggestion to consider HDR brachytherapy is an excellent idea, IMHO. I would second his recommendation to visit with a doc expericenced in that procedure.
5. There are plenty of posters on this forum who came here originally with a problem, i.e. prostate cancer but no longer have any issues. Those folks have generally stayed around to help new posters, to continue their education and to "keep up" with friends they have made on the forum. Suggesting that these folks are somehow damaged goods because they are here is just plain wrong.
6. Casey generally provides excellent and accurate information, IMHO. He is not a physician (to my knowledge) but most of his posts are well considered albeit a bit blunt sometimes. Arm chair lawyers who imply that he is somehow jeopardizing the site use that ploy to lessen Casey's message. Our excellent moderators weigh in when one of us breaks the site rules and since Casey's posts are still there, I guess they are not concerned.
Best of luck,
Age 62 (65 now), G 3 + 4 = 7, T1C, PSA 4.2, 2/16 cancerous, 27cc. Brachytherapy 12/9/08. 73 Iodine-125 seeds. Procedure went great, only minor discomfort. Everything continues to function normally as of 12/2/11. PSA: 6 mo: 1.4, 1 yr: 1.0, 2 yr: .8, 3 yr: .5. My docs are "delighted"! My journey: