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DanmanBob
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   Posted 4/1/2008 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I took 100 MG of Viagra last night, about an hour before bedtime....my 3 times a week oral drug therapy.
 
Got up to urinate just before turning in and my penis was longer and thicker than it has been since surgery and also pinkish in color.  Some of the blood vessels were more prominently visible than normal.
 
Reaction to the Viagra or just a coincidence?
Danman Bob
Age 57
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14
Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Despite high Gleason score, cancer was confined to the prostate
Possible post-surgery radiation therapy...decision likely in late April 2008, depending upon PSA at that time
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of March 2008)
Began using Viagra 3 times a week December 2007 to stimulate blood flow
Began using Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy mid-February 2008
Will probably begin using bimix injections in addition to Viagra and pump in May 2008


Frank1205
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 308
   Posted 4/1/2008 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I am behind you in reccovery but man I dont think this is a bad thing at all.

Frank

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Paul1959
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 598
   Posted 4/1/2008 11:18 AM (GMT -7)   
This is absolutely the viagra - it is doing what it is supposed to do - increase blood flow! Enjoy the results. It will also help combat the shrinkage that can happen. My doc told me to go ahead and see what happens if you see signs of life. The more erections a week you have, the better. So, if blood flow is good, see if you can get some action out of it.
Paul
47 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6      (Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious)
10/07 PSA 5.06   (Biopsy 11/07  1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC  www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report:  Stage T2cNxMx
-Gleason (3+3)6
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes
 
 


JCL
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 242
   Posted 4/1/2008 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   

Yep, it's our little blue friend.

I experience the same symptoms whenever I partake. Good feeling, isn't it?


Biopsy: Diagnosed March 25, 2007. PSA 3.0. Gleason 6. Five of twelve samples positive with <5% each. No perineural invasion seen.
Surgery: May 21, 2007, Florida Hospital, Orlando,FL
Post-op Pathology: Upgraded to Gleason 7 (3+4), negative margins, negative capsular penetration, negative seminal vesicles, lymph nodes left intact, multifocal perinural invasion, 15% of prosate involving cancer in both lobes. T2c
Continence/Erections Out of pads at five weeks. Ten months post-op I'm fully continent. No problems with having erections.
Post Surgery PSA: Four tests, all <0.1
Family history: Great-great grandfather died from PC. My Father had his prostate removed at age 67 in 1997 and has had an undetectable PSA ever since. I was diagnosed at a much earlier age and had a more agressive cancer than my father. Go figure.


DanmanBob
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 467
   Posted 4/1/2008 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks for the feedback.

I did not have an erection, but it felt great to look somewhat normal again.  It looked like it "wanted to be erect" if that makes sense.

My initial reaction was to think something was wrong.  My penis almost disappeared the first several weeks after the catheter was removed, so to see it look like its old self was almost shocking.

Fingers crossed that it continues to show improvement...but if not, I am glad to be alive and have other options at my disposal, such as injections.  In the meantime, I will continue with my Viagra and daily pumping.

Thanks again to everyone for your help and concern.

DanMan


Danman Bob
Age 57
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14
Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Despite high Gleason score, cancer was confined to the prostate
Possible post-surgery radiation therapy...decision likely in late April 2008, depending upon PSA at that time
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of March 2008)
Began using Viagra 3 times a week December 2007 to stimulate blood flow
Began using Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy mid-February 2008
Will probably begin using bimix injections in addition to Viagra and pump in May 2008


PianoMan
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 365
   Posted 4/1/2008 8:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with all the above Dan.  I waited too long on using the Viagra etc. and had fair results without them, but very significant shrinkage over the past year. I'm currently down to only about 8 1/2 in length when I have about a 75-percent erection.
Ok, 7 1/2.
OK, would you believe 6?
OK, so I'm talking centimeters...
 
Seriously, I've seen a bit of shrinkage, but not enough to worry me.  My erections are at about 75 to 80 percent without ED drugs and I'm about 15 months post-surgery.  I initially had a bad reaction with Viagra and decided to forgo the ED drugs, which may have been a mistake.  But I'll soon be doing Levitra and/or Cialis and we'll see how that goes.
I say if you can tolerate the ED drugs, go for it.  The more fresh, oxygenated blood you get flowing through your penis, the better.
And remember -- Patience is the key word.
Tom


D.O.B - 8/9/52

PSA: First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1

DRE: Negative

Biopsy results 11/22/06.  Both lobes involved.  Six out of eight cores positive - from 100 percent to 90, to 60, to 50, two 20s and two zeros.

Gleason 3+3 = 6

Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007

Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.  Volume of tumor much less than biopsy suggested.  12 percent overall.

First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07

Second post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 9/11/07

Third post-surgery PSA -- Undetactable, 2/15/08

Post Edited (PianoMan) : 4/1/2008 9:57:59 PM (GMT-6)

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