Hey ~ Les & DB,
I’m glad you got Dr. Walsh’s book…. Take your time and read through it. It will give you a really good foundation to help you with “Your Journey”. Even having the DaVinci… it will help guide you and take away some of the fear that you will encounter. Buddy & I read the book together… (not Chapter 12) see our thread for more on this!!!!
We had the same questions....
Buddy & I invite you to read “OUR JOURNEY” located in our signature below and we hope you will pull from our experiences… things that will help to make your path a little smoother. Everyone’s journey is the same but different. Reading as many threads/postings as possible will give you many options to choose from. What works best for you!!!
Excerpt from “OUR JOURNEY”…
Prostate cancer... is an “US / WE” disease and must be treated as an “US / WE” Journey.
Make this a “team” journey…. Do everything together. You will need each other and each other’s strength!
“Hand-in Hand” “Heart-to Heart”… nice words borrowed from Tim G…
You will both do fine!!! Getting in the best physical shape and continuing to have a strong positive mind frame is very important for both of you!!!
Keeping you close as you move forward toward surgery day… We will all be right here for you.
Continue to reach out ~ In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina
v We invite you to visit our personal thread: Click Here: “Our Journey” ~ Sharing is Caring
April 3, 2006 53 on surgery day
RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy
PSA 4.6 Gleason 3+3=6 T2a Confined to Prostate
3rd PSA 08-07-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)