We met Cliff's oncologist/radiation doctor this morning, and really liked him. After talking to him, I really feel Cliff has chosen the right path. He's very pleasant and easy to talk to.
The next step is for Cliff to go back to the urologist, get markers put in for the radiation, and get started on the female hormones (gotta do some shopping for purses... haha). It always takes 3 or 4 weeks to get at appointment with him, but Dr. McDonald told us this morning that "fast-growing" when you're talking about prostate cancer is nothing like "fast-growing" when it refers to lung cancer or breast cancer. We needed to hear that. He said once we get in to see the urologist, there will be no problem moving on with the radiation.
The radiation will go on five days a week for nine weeks, but probably won't start for at least a month due to the length of time it takes to see the other doctor.
Finally we have some sort of idea of the timing and a plan of action, which makes us feel better.
I'm feeling much more positive now, and I think Cliff is, although, like most men, he doesn't always share his feelings completely.