Can’t add much to what’s been said, RTR, but will confirm that your feelings are not an anomaly at all. Once I made my decision I never, never looked back, and after finding out from the final pathology report than I had a more aggressive cancer than what was revealed in the biopsy, I’m glad I made what was for me, the right decision. It does seem weird - here you are feeling healthy and fine, but yet, your going to subject your body to an invasive procedure. Trust me, it will be over with before you know it and you’ll be on your way to recovery. Focus on the positive. My pre-surgery scores were close to yours and although I was upgraded to a Gleason 7, the cancer was confined. I’m six months post op, continent and having erections.
Good luck and rest assured we’ll be here for you.
Diagnosed: March 25, 2007
Biopsy: Gleason 6. Five of twelve core samples positive with <5% each. No perineural invasion seen.
DaVinci Surgery: May 21, 2007 at Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida. Surgery took one hour and 45 minutes. According to my surgeon, everything went textbook and the prostate peeled away nicely.
Post-op Pathology Report: Upgraded to Gleason 7 (3+4), negative margins, negative capsular penetration, negative seminal vesicles, lymph nodes left intact, multifocal perinural invasion, 15% of prosate involving cancer in both lobes.
Continence: Out of the pads at five weeks. Still have some very minor stress incontinence at times but it's not an issue. Still Kegel every day and will continue to do so.
Erections: Yes! With the assistance of Cialis.
1st Post-op PSA: <0.1 2nd Post-op PSA: <0.1
Family history: My Father had his prostate removed at age 67 in 1997 and has had a <0.1 PSA for the past 10 years. I was diagnosed at a much earlier age and had a more agressive cancer than my father. Go figure.