How long after surgery before ED drugs and pump?

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   Posted 1/15/2008 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
My Doctor is of the school of thought that he wants to wait and see how things progress before intervention. However, he is not against my using viagra daily if I wish. When did some of you start the drug rehab part of the process?  
Then, when did any of you start using the pump?
47 at Diagnosis.
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6
10/07 PSA 5.06
Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious
Biopsy 11/07  1 of 12 with 20% involvment
Gleason (3+3)6
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC
No visible cancer. Saved both nerve bundles.

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 1/15/2008 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Dr prescribed 50 mg viagra 3X's a week to begin one week after catheter removed. After about 2 months, that was increased to 100 mgs. Because my response to viagra has continued to improve over time (still not 100%, however), I have not moved to the pump or injections.
60 years old
Dx March 2007
Pre-Surgery Gleason 3+3 = 6
Clinical Stage: T1c
Biopsy: 1 in 10 positive
Da Vinci: June 7, 2007 
Post-Surgery Gleason 3+3 = 6
   Clear at margins
First Post-PSA Sept 07 = <.01 (Hooray!!)

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 1/15/2008 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
My surgeon started me on 5mg of Levitra the evening before surgery and continued it daily right through the weeks following surgery.
45 years old, Australian living in Germany
PSA: started around 3.5 in 2005, 6.1 at time of surgery
Biopsy: nothing found in 2006, 3 May 2007 3 of 24 cores positive, Gleason 3+3 or 3+4 depending on pathologist
RPE in Munich, Germany on 22 June 2007
Post surgery pathology: organ confined but less than 1mm from margins, Gleason 3+3, pT2c, Lymph nodes removed and clear
First post-surgery PSA 31 July 2007: 0.01 Confirmed in September and again in December.
Fully continent immediately after removal of catheter on Day 8.
No potency issues & looking at discontinuing small doses of Levitra "as required". (Still holding onto it as my security blanket.)
This man knows he has been VERY lucky.

James C.
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   Posted 1/15/2008 4:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I began 25 mg Viagra daily the night the catheter was removed, 10 days after surgery, then one 100 mg Viagra every 7 days.  After 6 weeks I began using the Vacurect pump while continuing the Viagra, after 3 months I began Caverject injections. 
James C. 
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Age 60 
4/19/07   PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7 06/05/07
7/11/07   Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07   Path report:  3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6. 
9/24/07   Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed 
9/26/07   Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
10/15/07  ED- 25mg Viagra nightly
10/19/07  Dry 24 hrs, pad at night just in case
11/15/07  ED-continue 25mg Viagra, no response, begin Vacurect pump-
11/15/07  1st PSA-0.01, fully continent- no pads
12/17/07  ED- 3 mts.-continue Viagra and pump-no change-no response
01/01/08  First use of Caverject 2.5mcg, successful, erections at last
01/14/08  Caverject abandoned due to pain and aching, Bimix ordered

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