Thank you for the welcome!!
Since I had my biopsy November 8, I have been doing a lot of internet research including reading this forum. Personal stories, both on the good side and those having problems helped me make up my mind on treatment. I'll keep listing what's going on, and can use this posting.
Basically, my biopsy showed only 1 of 10 cores, with 5% cancer, with 2 others "atypical small gland proliferation". I had to google that to find out what it meant. Virginia Mason in Seattle does a terrific job putting together a cancer meeting, giving you what you need to know, but the decision is yours. My feelings went back and forth from brachytherapy to surgery, but I finally decided on the robotic surgery. Getting rid of this cancer is my first priority, and for my age at 57, the surgery seems the best way. Sure, there will be a lot of work to overcome the "side effects", but I will feel so much better knowing for sure the pathology report. It amazes me there are so many different ways people approach this disease, and I respect their decisions. Everyone has to find out what is right for them and then just go for it!
As a high school sports referee, I keep in pretty good shape, so I'm confident that I'll be able to rebound fairly quickly. A fellow official friend of mine is back refereeing basketball 5 weeks after surgery. However, I realize this is the top end, and it very well could be more difficult. I've got my final basketball game of this season scheduled for the 16th, three days before surgery, and other incidentals set up. I must admit, as the date gets closer, I get a bit more nervous, but reading about others on this forum helps me a lot.
Thanks for all the support, and I'll keep everyone informed.