I am coming up on one year since my Da Vinci surgery. I started viagra after two weeks and had absolutely no response for almost four months. After that, I very gradually began to improve. At this point, I can get a useable erection with 50-100 mgs of viagra. With lots of stimulation, I can get a 75% erection without viagra. For the past month or so, I wake up during the night with partial erections -- and very recently, I can achieve some fullness and length -- maybe 50% -- just "thinking about things." My dr says I'm right on schedule and not to give in to frustration. It's hard -- not to be frustrated, that is . . .
Puget, i am on the same time table as you with
open surgery last June, coming up on one year in 2 weeks and i can absolutely attest to the same progress i have , i can even achieve 80% erection with stimulation and no meds , but i am about
to ask my ugo to try injection therapy to help blood flow better than the VED.
your report is an encouraging one , my uro expected a faster recovery with me at the ED Dept since he told me he preserved both bundles and was extra careful peeling the prostate off th nerves, but as i read everywhere most of us are on the same time table as you are..
Keep us posted ..
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