Thank you - you have no idea how much your thoughts mean to me. It has been a tough journey for us and I am thankful I found this board at the beginning of that journey. I believe knowledge is power and although we would have liked to have been in a position of "remove it and move on" unfortunately we were not. We thought every option was open to us and then, slowly, doors began to close and we discovered the decision would not be an easy one.
If I can make one person's mind rest just a little easier and take the doubt away from their decision then I feel like I'm helping in some small way. With everyone pro surgery we began to panic that we would be compromising health by chosing something else. We soon learned that surgery is (a) not for everyone and (b) not the only option. We have been blessed with a great Brachytherapy doctor and superb staff at the cancer hospital in Toronto and we were relieved that her report that Brachytherapy results are almost identical to surgery results so we could rest a little easier.
My advice is this - investigate all the options available and make the decision that is right for you - not every procedure is for everyone and we're just thankful that there was more than one option.
Bless all of you for helping me and many, many others through this ordeal - I think I've learned more than I've taught thanks to all of you.