I had a start of an erection several days after surgery with the Cath in. Not good. 6 days cath out and I was able to get an erection and bring to climax with Viagra. I am now almost 30 days post op and I can obtain an erection with or without the Viagra but much better with. The climax is definetly O.K. different but no complaints no way. I am taking 50 mg of Viagra every other morning still and will continue for months for healing.
My interest seems to be very visual and mental. Stress or a hard day at work seems to have a very direct effect with libido. No surprise.
I had intercourse once and I was able to do pretty good but was pretty sore after so I am self limiting with that and need to wear a condom next time for sure.
Incontenence is still a pain for me though. 3-5 pads a day depending on how much I am up and still in a diaper at night with leaking all night.
Diagnosed 01-08-08 @ 53 years old
DRE normal - High PSA for 5 or more years
2004 Biospy negative - 2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
Current PSA 6 - Bone and Ct scans negative
clinicalg Staged at T1C - Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008
University of Chicago,5 hour surgery , 3 hour recovery
Unexpected Cardiac issues appear and disappear?
Hospital stay 30 hours - Catheter out in 7 days normaly expected leakage - Erectile funtion back on line 9 days
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, 10 % of both portions of prostate, Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear,Tumor on bottom of prostate, 1 positve margin going to meet with oncologist to discuss treatment options if any at this time.