Interesting range of choices above. I was T3a Gleason 4+5 N0 M0 and had the Da Vinci jobbie (also had appendicitis scar, but seems to not be in the way). That was done Jan 17 by a surgeon who has done 400+ da vinci prodedures. Pathology report says it had spread to one lymph node. Two weeks after surgery I was back at work, dry, still have ED issues even though full nerve sparing. Last week, I spent the whole weekend rock climbing, which was great!
Now on HT and RT to start imminently, as the Gleason 9, infected lymph node and 6 week post op PSA didn't feel quite safe enough. The main side effect I am getting at the moment is fatigue, which is somewhat irritating. And ED of course. On the plus side, having woken up to the need for a healthier lifestyle we are now eating more strange and wonderful foods as a daily diet. Beer doesn't work so well for me anymore, but wine is perfectly fine!