Hey MT and Rod,
Yeah, it really gets dark out sometimes. Seems like what we have to go through just doesn't make living worth it. I've been there. But taking just one small step at a time gets us through the darkness and soon the lights start coming on again. Please just take a deep breath and put your mind to rest once in a while. Our minds and bodies have a remarkable ability to endure - even the most difficult times. Nothing can get us down and out if we are determined to see this thing through. Just a few more hours and life can start getting better.
Focus on being calm. Banish all the "what ifs" from your mind - they have nothing to offer now. You have done the research, asked all the questions, posted your hearts here on the forum and made the decision to move on with the surgery. Thats all you can do - no more second guessing.
Now be assured that all of us here are hoping and supporting you with all we have to offer. Envision us holding you up, banish the fear from your mind. Then tomorrow, take your naked body, hope, confidence and a great attitude into the OR and do this thing!!!!!
You can do it. We can help...
Age 73. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Pathological stage: T2C. Gleason 3+4. Cancer confined to prostate.
PSAs from 1/3/07 - 7/18/07 0.00.
T level on 4/2/07 - 48 On 7/16/07 - 613
Started Tri-Mix on 8/7/07. .02 ml and 50 mg Viagra. It works!!!
Next PSA and T tests on 10/17/07
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."