A few things about
your post have caught my attention. We have some interesting parallels.
First, we are both in Chicago. My wife too is in the medical field...VP of Nursing. We also have some very good friends in the medical field who have been very helpful to us. One is at Northwestern who referred us to Urologists there. One of the top surgeons in our city is there.
Also, I have 9 y.o. twins (boy/girl) and my daughter has Down Sydrome. Both are amazing kids, and I understand the worry about
being healthy and around for them. You and your husband just have to believe that will be the case. Make the best informed decisions and believe you will have the best outcome.
Feel free to email me if you'd like to talk. I have talked to numerous people already and it's helpful.
Gleason scores from 3 pathologies of the same biopsy (if this isn't confusing to the patient...):
2 of 12 cores with cancer
1) both cores 3+4 (Weiss Memorial)
2) one 3+4 and one 3+3 (Univ. of Chicago Hosp.)
3) both cores 3+3 (Mass General Hosp.
4) awaiting results... (Northwestern Memorial Hosp.)
deciding on treatment...surgery scheduled for Sept. 14. but still wondering about Proton Therapy.