Yes, this is an excellent place to visit. I find myself checking in and out of here several times a day. Always curious to see if something new has been posted.
Let's talk about the emotional side of this. How can I put this? It is the Sh.ts! Over my first two months after the diagnosis I found myself on an emotional roller coaster. Up one day, down the same afternoon. Calm one moment, wanting to shout the next. And, I gotta say, nobody who hasn't had the diagnosis can really have a clue about this specific disease. I AM NOT SAYING THAT WE HAVE IT THE WORST. But I have found those who have not had the disease distinctly unable to really get what this diagnosis means. All that those above in thread have posted, and more.
I have been through depression, complete loss of libido, anger, frustration, gaining back of libido and still find myself sometimes in a deep funk pondering the "why" of all this for me. Personally, I find myself more content now that I have selected my doctor and treatment (da vinci).
A couple more comments: On this site you'll find sympathy, encouragement, a listening ear, shared experience, helpful counsel and especially, new information shared by those who have been down this road before you. And not just "cheerleading" encouragement, but new information, the real nuts and bolts of this, to help you gain a more complete perspective.
Towards that end let me remind you that you have a very full life ahead of you. My Dr recently told me that he has never seen a gleason 6 extend beyond the prostate. This is one of the top MD's in the world, who has done something like 1500+ robotic surgeries, so he knows what he's talking about. He had no concerns about me deferring my surgery for another four full months (end of May), the disease is that slow growing...
Anyway, best wishes for a tranquil spirit for you, and may you find the best possible treatment and counsel for an easier road.
PSA 3.76, Gleason 6, T1c, scans negative
psa doubling time 35 months
Still researching and deciding treatment options. Leaning towards da vinci robotic.