April '08 PSA 4.8 ("free PSA" 7.9), up from 3.5 year prior
June '08 had biopsy, 2 days later told results positive but in less than 1% of sample
Developed sepsis 2 days post-biopsy, seriously ill in hospital for 3 days
Dr. recommended robotic removal using da Vinci
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Dr. Robert Nadler, Urologist/Surgeon
Post-op Gleason's: 3+3, Tertiary 4
Bladder & Urethral: Free
Seminal vesicles: Not involved
Lymphatic/Vascular Invasion: Not involved
Tumor: T2c; Location: Bilateral; Volume: 20%
Catheter: Removed 12-days after surgery
Incontinent: Yes (1/2 light pads per day)
Combination of Cialis and MUSE (alprostadil) three times weekly started 9-27-08
Returned to work 9-29-08 (18-19 days post-op)
PSA test result, post-op, 10/08: 0.0; 12/08: 0.0; 4/09: 0.0
Post Edited By Moderator (James C.) : 8/24/2009 4:07:36 PM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (James C.) : 8/25/2009 11:27:16 AM (GMT-6)
Good to hear you are doing well with this seeing as how you had non-nerve sparing surgery.
Hello there Cowboy Bob,
I am the guy who had to go to the hospital with an erection which lasted over 4 hours and hurt. Actually it last about 6 before they drained the blood out and injected my penis with drugs which caused it to go down. The reason they need to get the blood out by draining is because it can form blood clots and damage your penis. I may have made a mistake and injected myself with .3 rather than the minimum .1. It was the first time I did it and my doctor did the injecting and made the recommendation. I was very close to achieveing a full erection by taking levitra before this and I believe that the .3 was to much or more than needed. subsequent to this episode I am now about able to achieve full erections which get better each time using levitra 20mg. I have tried Cialis (minimal help) and Cialis and it causes me to flush a lot and gives me a headache. Levitra works real well for me but I was surprised when I saw that several of the posters said they had been taking 100 mg because my doctor told me that 20mg was the highest dosage and that no trials suggested that a dosage higher than that did any good so I would be interested in hearing more about peoples successes with 100mg because if my 20mg is working real good for me then the 100mg might be perfect for me.
If you do try the injections and I suggest you do I would start with the very minimum dosage and go forward from there. In addition, I found out later that it is a good idea to have sudafed with you as if your erection stays to long it will help reduce it.