I was 49, raising 2 children virtually by myself, when I was diagnosed. I understand your fear.
First, don't panic. Yea, I know that's hard to hear, but hopefully, from someone who's walked in your shoes, it might help.
Second, you need to determine what has made your PSA rise. It could be infection, for example.
Third, if it is PCa, you have lots of options. My PSA was 100+, and I am still going strong 8 years later, and I'm planning on being around for a lot longer!
Fourth, don't go nuts reading all the statistics on the internet. I did, and know how depressing that can be, AND, most importantly, how misleading. Instead, read the posts HERE. Real stories, from REAL men, who are living REAL lives, and are REAL happy.
Age: 57 (49 when diagnosed)
PSA 100+ 3/1999
Biopsy -positive, both nodes 03/1999
Bone Scan and CAT scan negative 4/1999
Radical prostatectomy and bladder neck removed 04/19/1999
HT - 05/1999 (Lupron every 3 months for 9 months)
RT - 6/1999
PSA 0.0-0.2 until 2001
Casodex 150mg 2001 until 2006
Casodex 100mg 2006-present
PSA 0.4-0.6 2001-2007