You've certainly had a big day, I remember it well. Gordon was in and out about the same time as Tom on July 13. His numbers are pretty similar to. It sounds like everything went really good especially if the seminal vesicles were clean, thats great news. I know its hard now not to worry about the pathology but please don't let the doctors words about inflamation scare and worry you. Many times the prostate is still inflamed and irritated from the biopsy.
After Gordon's surgery I ask the doctor if the cancer had penetrated the capsule, (for some reason I thought he would be able to tell me right then after the surgery), his reply was "I'd be surprised if it hadn't". You can imagine how sick that made me feel. Then he said he would go over the pathology report in 10 days when we came back to have the cath removed. More waiting, ARGH!!!! I'm telling you this though because as it turned out, the cancer was contained and I had worried and stressed for nothing as it turned out! So....try not to worry yourself sick like I did until you know for sure what the report says. Still, thats easier said than done!
I'm sure everything will be fine. The next few days might be a little rough but after those first few days Gordon turned around pretty fast. He only used pain pills for about 3 days. He had a radical, I'm not sure what you said Tom was having.
Try to get some good rest tonight while you can. For me, after Gordon came home, it was just like it was when our baby was born. You sleep when they sleep and work around them! It won't take long though and things will be right as rain again :)
Sending warm hugs and love your way,
Husband diagnosed May 2006 at age 50. RPR performed 13 July 06.
PSA 5.7, Gleason 3+4=7, Staged T2C.
Cancer confined to prostate.