My surgery was April 18, so I think we're close in our recovery time. I asked about the pump when I had the catheter removed, and the nurse told me
Surprisingly, I've been able to experience full and partial erections (with manual encouragement) in and out of the shower. I've been so encouraged, that my wife and I tried intercourse this past weekend...and we both enjoyed it, even without a 100% "useable" erection and the "happy ending" that I used to experience! The nurse told me that increasing the blood flow is important in the healing process, and from what I've read and heard from others, whatever you can do to make that happen improves the odds for recovery. So I say let's carry on - after all, it's therapeutic!
This is Great News for you both JFK and KRISP....it seems to me in general that with a nerve sparing surgery the DaVinci robotic procedure is the less invasive one of the 2 (compare to
open) and the recovery period seems to be much faster ..as had mention n other posts if i had to do it again the only thing i would change is Robotic oppose to my
open surgery....however i am on the right track these days an i hope soon i ca be back to pre surgery shape....as far as golfing ..i did not have the chance to get on the course yet BUT i hope soon i will be with the better weather reproaching
April 2007 PSA 8.4 for last 6 months biopsy shows PC 3+3=6
June 13 2007 Went for
open RP with Dr. Christopher Johnson at St. Francis Hospital NY. with nerve sparing of both sides.
4 days later home for Fathers Day, and Catheter.
Removal of catheter 10 days later , incontinence next to nothing, no pads used from the get go.
1 month PSA next to not detected
ED is a longer battle:1 month out start using occasionally Cialis and 50MG Viagra to promote blood flow with no response for 6 months.
3 months and 6 months PSA not detected
ED 6 months mark starting with VED therapy and being more aggressive with meds , in addition taking Folgard supplement daily.
April 2008 10 month out and start seeing some serious improvements with ED while using Meds and VED , can achieve erections, Mid nights erections almost on a regular basis , and uncontrolled 90 % erections spontaneously.
1 year visit on June 13 2008 woohoooo!!!
UPDATE: 5/12/2008 ED:
With Viagra Usable erection for intercourse after about
11 months out !!!woooohooooo