Obviously sorry that you find yourself here mate, but at this point youre probably not seeking sympathy. I was diagnosed with very similar readings to you almost exactly a year ago. I too was was just 46. I was 3+4 with T3A.
Lets be confident that there isnt any metastasis. You're MRI hopefully indicates this.
I was terrified at the very thought. However, If Im honest? I was even more terrified of multiple treatments, I.e, Radiotherapy with Hormone therapy. I just wanted it gone. Naturally.
4 months after diagnosis I had my surgery with 80% nerve sparing.
Honestly? It wasnt anywhere near as bad as id began to imagine it might be. Facing a cancer diagnosis is worse in the head than it is within a hospital. It really is.
As soon as my catheter was removed, I was 100% continent. Super fortunate. Was that a younger age thing? I dont know.
Im 35 weeks later, I hadnt had anything close to a pre operative erection until just before Xmas. It was a Thursday. I hope to never forget it. But my best friend suddenly, like properly suddenly was way better than he was the day before. I think im moving forward. I hope I am.
My PSA is undetectable and im moving on because i have to. I have somehow found the strength and deep down im pretty sure you will too.
You can deal with this. Straighten your shoulders and breathe in.
Wishing you the warmest,
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