I have heard this from my oncologists as well. My Radiaologist was clear. Continance and ED after chemo or radiation will usually only return to the state it was before the treatment. This has not been an issue for me as my continance has been fine, and the blue pill works. Rick, I am T3b and Gleason 4+3=7 and PSA was 19.8, four margins positive. I too have to do radiation and HT (HT started, radiation this Friday). Chemo is a probability but not until I have healed from the radiation. Again for the same reasons. You will have tougher decisions on whether to take the other therapies as well. But for now, stay positive and heal the surgery. Try to do the things necessary to have regained your other resources, if you get my drift. And if you're good on those things, then ask your radiologist if it's OK to procede. But you may be mired in a tough call if these things don't cooperate. If you decide, or are forced to decide because of the concern over the Gleason score, you just may have to move ahead anyway. You may wish toe start with HT then radiation.
Good Luck on your recovery,
Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 5/24/2007 1:46:19 AM (GMT-6)