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   Posted 1/8/2012 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   
My doc gave me a sample of Viagra to try, and toinght is the night. :)
I know to take it on an empty stomach, and was trying to plan my evening.
Question:  what is my expected "window of opportunity"?  in other words, how long does it take for the V to have any effect, and for how long.
Thanks in Advance.
Dx 9/29/11 (age 49)
PSA 3.9
Biopsy: 2/12 samples positive, Gleason 8 (4+4)
Robotic Prostatectomy 11/10/11 (nerves spared), Cath Removed 11/17
Pathology: T2c, Gleason 7 (4+3) clean margins, no sem. ves. involvement, Lymph nodes negative
Post Op PSA: 12/24/11=<.1

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James C.
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   Posted 1/8/2012 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
20 mins. or so after taking to 3 or 4 hrs after, IF it works. Don't be disappointed if it doesn't work right now. There's a possibility it won't, so plan to have an alternate plan- oil massage, mutual foreplay, oral, etc. Also, don't expect it to work without stimulation, foreplay and getting your 'head' into it beforehand. It won't just work on it's on,. it will require some mental 'fuel' and physical sensations to get results. Good luck, hope you have a very successful evening...
James C, 64, East TN
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% inv, lf. lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Spar. open RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., Prob. micro.inv.-left apical margin -GS6
4 Yrs: .04 'til 4/10-.06, 12/10-.09, 5/11-.08, 9/11-.14
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   Posted 1/8/2012 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Even about an hour after dinner the other night I chewed it (one pill) up with a glass of water and after putting the kids to bed was ready to go. So between chewing it and getting busy it was 90 minutes... give or take a few. Good luck. wink

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   Posted 1/8/2012 3:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Chew ???

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   Posted 1/8/2012 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Takes longer for me. If I take it around 4 or 5pm, I am good to go around 8 or 9.
Dx 11/2007, age 46, PSA 29, G8
1/2007 - 6 rounds of Taxotere + Avastin
6/2008 - RRP at Duke (Dr. Moul), G7, T3a N0MX
PSA undetectable for 8 months 
6/2009 - PSA 0.27, started Lupron
8/2009 - salvage IMRT 72gy over 40 treatments 
10/2009 finished IMRT
10/2010 - last Lupron shot 
6/2011 - T back to normal, PSA undetectable

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   Posted 1/9/2012 5:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Tenpin said...
Chew ???

Yeah, I had never heard of that either, but someone on here suggested it with a full glass of water. Maybe it gets to the blood faster... I don't know, but I got the whole "violet veil" thing going in my vision really quick when I did it AND good wood when the time arrived.

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   Posted 1/9/2012 5:58 AM (GMT -7)   

Results:  Reminds me of my first computer.  (It had no hard drive, instead it used 5 ½ inch floppy disk). 


Had a light dinner (low fat) around 5:30, got away from the table by 6.  Took the pill at 7:15.  Went upstairs and at 8:45 (after saying goodnight to the kids).  Soft music, cuddling, playing, touching for nearly an hour did not have desired results (for me at least wink ).    


Take pill earlier?  Crush or chew pill?    


Bottom line, we did have fun.  Wife was very turned on by process, (although the leakage bothered her some).  She was indeed a very good sport, and agrees that “we just have to keep practicing, until we get it right”.   She’s a keeper.


Any suggestions or recommendations will be appreciated.

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   Posted 1/9/2012 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Nothing wrong with "boning up" on your practice. smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 1/9/2012 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
practice and stimulation is about all you can do. The nerves will repair to their full state (whatever that might be) when they feel like it.
Age 42, Fit, 175 lbs., no health issues. Had Testicular cancer at age 30 and have been clean since.

3/31/2011 - PSA 7.5
4/30/2011 - Second PSA of 6.5
5/31/2011 - Biopsy, Positive, Gleason 3+3, 6
7/15/2011 - Bone Scan Clean, MRI showed two tumors
9/28/2011 - Successful Robotic Prostectomy at UPenn, Presby, Dr. Lee
10/3/2011 - Post Op Pathology 3+4=7 Gleason, Tumor encased within the prostate
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