Hi KMC 51
Everyone is "wired differently" and therefore different people will make different decisions given the exact same data.
For me, I am very analytical and looked at the probabilities. I estimated there was probaly about a 10% chance that watchful waiting would be the wrong decision. I "got it out" and my recovery has been excellent (playing golf in week 5 etc.,). Catching the cancer early definitely was one reason for the quick recovery. (quality of surgeon and physical condition were also very important)
Another person could say a 90% probability watchful waiting is the right decision. For me this was not an acceptable bet on my life but as I said, we are all wired differently.
Get as much data as you can and then make your decision. However, do not wait too long to make your decision (watchful decision is a decision) since the cancer is still there and growing.
PSA 2.62, Negative DRE
Biopsy: Gleason 3,3 Stage T1c
Prostate 71 grams
Biopsy: Cancer 5% in one of twelve modules
DaVinci April 16, 2007, Cathter Removed Day 8
Tumor Confined To Prostate, Gleason 3,3
Surgical Margins and Seminal Vesicles Are Negative for Tumor
6 week after PSA .02