I agree with everyone thus far. I don't think anyone can really predict the likely remission period for an individual.
There are many nomogram calculators for prostate cancer recurrance prediction online. One of the most interesting I've seen thus far is the one below:
The treatment year entry for the post-treatment calculator above is limited to 2006, so you just have to enter your months since treatment. I think the calculators accessed above predict treatment success for pre-treatment and post-treatment patients for surgery and radiation.
Some other interesting calculators are listed below:
http://reed.hjf.org:8080/Nomogram/index.jsp (Walter Reed Post-op for RP - need Post OP PSA levels)
http://www.cpdr.org/programs/database/preop.html (CDPR Pre-Op Calculator)
http://www.cpdr.org/programs/database/postop.html (CDPR Post-Op Calculator)
The calculators are interesting, but don't tell the whole story, since we are all individuals and we are driving our own treatment plans with the best information we have available to us.
The best to you!
Biopsy: T1c, 3+3=6, 2 pos. samples in one node, <5% volume
Surgery (robotic): 31 Jul 2007, saved nerve bundle on side of non-cancerous node
Hospital stay: 2 days
Final pathology: Tumor confined to prostate, T2a, 3+3=6, <1% volume
Working to get back into good shape
Waiting for that first post-op PSA