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.
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