Hi, Lisa. Sounds like you are fighting aggressively and taking a good road. MamaBlue is right - you've found the best support group right here. And often, people lurk who are going through the same fight. Of course, you're scared - we all are/have been. For some of us, we may be facing what you are somewhere down the road and will learn much from you.
Whether it's a dad, a spouse, a relative, or friend, we all understand the rollercoaster ride of emotions that you feel - and the need to be constantly strong. So, here's your spot to rely on everyone else's strength, too!
Husband age 65
PSA on 5/1/06: 4.2 (had doubled in 13 mos. and rising monthly)
DaVinci Surgery 8/2/06
T2a (at biopsy)
T4c (at pathology) w/cancer cell leakage into fatty tissue
Post-Surgical PSA on 10/3/06 - undetectable!
Update: 11/1/06 - perhaps bladder neck involvement; 30%-50% chance of recurrence
Future: PSA tests twice-yearly for now