My "Hawkfan" name comes from the Seattle Seahawks. I just got home from our thrilling victory over the Dallas Cowboys. I've had Seahawk season tickets for 30 years, so these victories are very sweet. (Sorry Dallas fans - was TO worth the money??) It was nice to get into this game and my thoughts of my cancer and surgery put into a second area of my thoughts. If the NY Giants win out and the Hawks also, we would have the NFC Championship game here at Qwest field, but I'd miss that one since my surgery is two days before. While the da vinci is good, I can't see myself going to a game with a catheder!
After reading many posts on this and other forums, I am glad that I'm attacking this cancer with vigor by undergoing a radical procedure. My older half brother was diagnosed at age 55, but he never had regular physicals, had many positive cores, and when they opened him up, just stopped. Fortunately, external radaition and hormones have kept him alive 12 years later, but he knows that anytime it could get him.
My biggest concern going into this surgery is the incontinence issue. Some seem to do great, while others have definite problems. A fellow high school basketball referee friend of mine had his Da vinci November 1 and is refereeing games today. He is obviously on the upper end of the scale. If I can get there in 8 weeks, I'd be very happy.
Hang in there, and good luck with your decision and results.