Welcome. I was 47, my friend was 44, and a guy I know is 36! There are lots of plusses to dealing with this early. I know, "little miss sunshine" I am not, but really, there are a few...
I was spot on average. I was dry at 9 weeks. 4-12 weeks is most common range.
I was also able to get a usable erection at 8 weeks with 100mg viagra. I can tell it is still getting better even now at 13 weeks. The day is not too far off when i will need nothing but some good stimulation!
The younger you are, the better the recovery, in general.
While there are fewer suggested options for us younger guys (seeds, radiation, watchful waiting) we are lucky that it is out, and done with and not dealing with this for years to come. My 44 yr old friend says after 18 months that he doesn't even think about
, it has, in the long run, hardly affected his life at all physically.
Also, in forty years, when fellow octogenarians, are standing at the urinal for ages waiting for a dribble, we'll still be peeing like a race horse. When they can't pee at all and are wearing a bag, we can say, 'been there, done that'. So, when you are 80, you will be still playing 18 holes of golf and able to make it the whole course without having to disappear into the bushes every few holes!
How's that for putting a spin on things!
Welcome to the club. Patience is key. You will be fine. There will be bumps in the road, there always are, but you will overcome them. Keep the little guy happy with a lot of attention, do those kegels ( i was terrible at them) and take your viagra every night (www.alldaychemist.com). and you will be fine. It is probably the size of a cocktail sausage right now. Don't worry. With exercise and attention, it will come back!
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
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes
PSA 0 at six weeks
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.)
ED - Take 100mg viagra every night.
Totally usable erections at 10 weeks.