I appreciate these responses. Bluebird, thank you, too... very much. I have Dr. Scardeno's book, but not Dr. Walse's. Some of Dr. Walse's explanatin fits me but some of it does not. For example, I leak all the time, not just when my bladder is full. But his explanation of the treatment is much more reassuring than what I read in Dr. Scardino's book. The tiny cuts certainly sound better than the picture I had in my mind. Anyway, tomorrow I shall have this procedure done. It will be outpatient so hopefully I'll be home tomorrow night.
I will keep everyone posted. I too am surprised that more men have not had this experience. I feel somewhat "piced on." Oh well.
After this procedure I expect I will be through with this urologist/surgeon since I am moving to a different location in a different state. Therefore, I do need advice on how to make contact with a new urologist: On my own on the telephone or do I need a recommendation from my present urologist.
First biopsy 07/05;
Diagnosed: "Suspicious looking cells". Dr. says wait and watch.
Second biopsy: 12/27/06
Diagnosed cancer: 01/24/07
Gleason Grade: 3+3=6
Radical Open Nerve-sparing Prostatetomy: 02-14-07
Cancer confined to prostate
Pathology Stage of cancer: T2c
First Post-Op PSA on 04-18-07: 0.011