You can talk about anything here. We are true listeners. And heck I have my own contraveries here but they are well intended. I'm a guy who says surgery is the best first option. There are others here who strongly disagree. But everybody has to make their own decisions, and I respect them all. Your doctors were likely correct that their "guess" that surgery would fail. Mine know it did. That is why I stay my conviction. But it didn't get me anything. I still under went RT and HT. So you are so right. Our job here is to start with monsterous anxiety and grow it into positive anticipation. LOL. But I'm getting around the block with advanced disease, and you need to ask that valuable question to your oncologist: "Would I better endure another product than Trelstar?".
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology was poor: Gleason 4+3=7, 4 positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
My PSA did drop out after surgery to undetectable. It has not returned and I will continue HT until January '08.
My Life is supported very well by family and friends like you all.