David...I've been MIA for a month or so, not by choice. But I'm happy to be back. I've tried to check in on everyone periodically even when I could not post.
I have to echo the praise that others have spoken to you. You are a good man with a strong constitution, and conviction of faith. I agree with the "need to know" whether good, bad or horrible. Although I'd not wish your HELL on anyone, I am happy you've found good, thorough doctors. Those are a rare breed.
I, like you have commented of yourself, have a hard time finding a doctor willing to take on my case. My insides have been mutilated through the aggressive disease and the surgeries to attempt excision. And then, the reprecussions on my bones from Lupron. You inspire me to soldier forward. Yet I cannot find a specialist whose willing to take a look inside to see what's going on. I believe residual disease and/or adhesions are literally choking my bowels and bladder. I can't eat, sleep or poop...something's gotta give. I started Fentanyl Patch for PM 3 weeks ago, but no results yet. The SEs may be more than I can take, and I'm one tough cookie=)
I start to feel self-pity, and come to PC forum for a reality check. I care about not only you guys that are in the heat of the battle, but also your wives/partners that are at your side. Get some rest and rejuvenate...maybe some chocolate EASTER CANDY.