Hi jcgandy and welcome to the Board!
Good for you for tracking your PSA! So many of us don't get the tests or don't know the results. Your diligence has put you in a much better situation than you would have been in had you passively gone along with the "normal" report.
As for the treatment decision, I believe most of us would feel that you are being rushed into a therapy with undue speed. Surgery may be the therapy best suited to you, but it may not. Frankly, the surgeon's attitude makes me angry. I am convinced that empowered patients generally do much better than those who totally put their fate in the doctor's hands.
You said you had talked to people about surgery and radiation. Do you know the success rates for well-done forms of modern radiation and surgery for cases like yours? (Surgery used to be superior to radiation, when doses were often too low, but now effective doses are routinely delivered safely and outcomes are quite similar for low-risk cases with radiation looking superior as risk climbs.) Do you know about tools like the "Partin Tables" and Kattan nomogram to predict outcomes?
Conventional bone (technetium based) and CT scans are of little use in virtually all cases like yours, based on research. That's because the odds of spread to bones and lymph nodes are extremely long for such cases, and medical societies advise their members that the scans should not be done unless there are special circumstances (such as a very sore back that cannot otherwise be explained, other key symptoms, etc.). There are some excellent scans for bones and nodes that are now coming into use, but the odds are low that they would show anything for prostate cancer that is very likely in its early stage, so the scans are unlikely to be worth while.
Good luck in researching this key decision. You are not
wasting your time!