Yes we do seem to have much in common. I wish it was restricted to the family and aviation stuff, but it isn't. This is an unhappy experience for all of us and I have spent hours online looking for information and this is the best human place I have found.
Do you work Patomac Approach? I fly a G-IV.
I have spent untold hours learning about various curative options. At present I favor IGRT (Image Guided Radiation Therapy). This opinion may change tomorrow. I am very surgery averse. Like some other guys here, I have never had a surgery, or been a patient in a hospital. I have contacted an HIFU clinical trial place to see about that. It seems that I may be a candidate. Do I want to do that? No, but I don't want to do anything else, either.
My uro has recommended surgery. He is, of course, a surgeon. Had the same performed on himself ten years ago. The choice of what to do seems mostly based on our emotions. My uro just wanted it OUT of him and I have read much of the same on this site from several of the guys. I am more concerned about side effects and the misery and risks of surgery. (Side effects come with all choices, I know.)
The essential problem is that there is no really good choice. No matter what you choose, there are negatives associated with it. It blows.
Please keep me informed about your thinking. We need this info.
The numbers regarding our prostate stuff and our marriages are incredible. I hope that one day that we are interested only in our families.
Keep Your Mach Up,