Just an update, have opted for surgery - well I would if they would stop changing the dates! :-)
I was booked to go in for robotic prostatectomy (RP) on 29th September, said I would receive a letter.
A week before the 29th still no letter so rang up hospital to be told the date had been cancelled and that I had been rescheduled for the 2nd October. OK - nice of you to let me know - not as if I have anything better to do with my life anyway!
Following day another call from the hospital to me saying my rescheduled appointment had been rescheduled to September 25th last Monday.
Despite being inconvenienced by the admissions department I was pleased that the date had been brought forward.
Turned up at the hospital at 7am for the operation, was prepped for theatre, observations taken, blood taken seen by anaesthetist etc all ready to go when the op was cancelled as they couldn't find my notes, waited another 4hrs for them to find the notes, no joy had to come home again.
Yesterday 26th received a call to say that notes had been found in Medical Records Dept - strange I thought that they should be found in the most obvious place to look! - anyway I am rescheduled again back onto the date of Monday 2nd October - hoping that this time I make it through the theatre door - and out again.
Consultant has said that he feels there is no need to take the lymph glands, with only 1 biopsy out of 10 showing any cancer and it not showing signs of spreading he feels he can take out the prostate itself and leave everythihg else in situ.
I guess I'll know more after Monday 4th October 2017 :-)