What a nice thing to say Mike -- and so well expressed. I also wish I had found this forum before my surgery, but I'm glad I found it when I did, which was about three weeks out.
I don't remember how I found my way here but I remember it was on Superbowl Sunday, 2007.
Just before the game, I signed on with the handle, "PianoMan," because I'm an amateur piano player. I'd never used that name on the net before. Then, within about two minutes I hear Billy Joel singing the national anthem at the game! "Must be kismet," I thought.
And I was right. For me, this forum has been a source of strength, comfort -- even a good laugh once in a while. Ya can't ask for more than that.
54 years old
PSA = First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1
Biopsy results 11/22/06 (6 out of 8 cores positive), both lobes, Gleason 3+3 = 6
Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007
Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.
First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07
Post Edited (PianoMan) : 7/27/2007 8:23:14 PM (GMT-6)