I am New to this board and i wish as many others i knew about
it pre surgery.
i just wanted to post my journey and hear about
similar or related experiences from others.
I was diagnosed with 3+3 prostate, Localized and contained on April of 2007 by my Uro / Surgeon which recommended to remove it due to my age (i a 54 but was 53 at the time ) good health and recovery chances.
He laid out the possibilities and i elected to do an
open RP as he was more experienced with the
Went into surgery on June 13 2007, removal of the gland and Nodes, with both nerve bundle Spared.
4 days at the hospital , with substantial pain, home with catheter for 10 days , and another visit to remove it.
Incontinence almost did not exist , occasional leakage but nothing major, did not use any pads after removal of Catheter
and occasionally doing Keagal exercise.
On the ED front the journey is longer, even though my Surgeon was expecting a return to potency much faster.
as of today , 10 months post surgery, i am experiencing a good mid night erections but yet not controlled , taking oral meds (50 Mg Viagra or 20 Mg Cialis 3 times a week) and using VED occasionally , and achieving good erections.
however i am looking forward to the day i will regain erectins as good as Pre surgery and without any help of Meds or VED (if that day ever comes) as this journey seems endless and LONG!!.
any other similar experiences would be appreciated..
Post Edited (GBINAB) : 4/21/2008 7:01:24 AM (GMT-6)