I had the surgery the first week of March. After the surgery my
doctor said it all went well and when asked about
the nerve sparing
he said he made every attempt to avoid the nerves. He said time will
tell. Well, five days after the surgery, I was in bed with my wife
Kim. Just before waking I had what you could call an erotic dream. A
pain in the base of my penis woke me up and I found I was getting an
erection. I had to will the erection down because of the pain. The
discomfort was either from the catheter still in my penis or the
stitches in my euretha where it was cut to remove the prostate and
reattached. Kim I were both thrilled when I woke her and told her
what happened. I have had several other erections since but I have to
be careful to keep them minimal due to the possibility of causing
damage. I go next week to get the catheter out.
As the doctor told me "time will tell", but I am optimistic that I
will remain potent. He said recovery of sexual function is improved
by when having the surgery a man is younger and has had good sex in
A loving and understanding partner also increases the chances of
regaining the ability to have an erection. If she is beautiful and
sexy as Kim is also helps !!!
More good news came to Tuesday from my doctor when he said an
examination of the removed prostate revealed no cancer on the outside
and no radiation will be required because there is no evidence of it
spreading to other areas.