Hi Fellow Survivors ,
being a concern "citizen" for my Little Fellow, and trying to keep the FLAG at FULL STAFF , I been reading a lot of studies of the main side effect associated with this disease namely ED .... most of the ones i have seen are older ones as you had all mentioned , it seems that medicine made a huge leap in the last 8 years with treating PCA , and less invasive surgeries (which was one of the PLUS qualities i have known about
my surgeon ).
The best statistics i mostly rely on is YOU fellows and this board as well as others , first hand statistics,
open and Honest testimonies of men in all ages that have under gone what i did.
Piano Great going for you ... keep practicing , don min that glooming statistics of a non nerve sparing , it is allot of psychological effect that contributes to recovery.
Magaboo....Good work , you give allot of us plenty of hope to return to potency one day , sooner or later ( i a almost a year out and on the same path and time line , i experience mid night erections, 90% with stimulation, (lots Of IT) and able to have intercourse sometimes even (depending on who's the partner and how good she looks Hahaha
As far as i read in most boards , from men that had done nerve sparing surgery (which i follow mostly ) Most of us do return to potency at some point , it takes alot of work and patience , even sometimes up to 2 years post surgery.
I have experienced my first real erection at midnight 2 weeks after my catheter came out , and that is when i knew my nerves really spared ,but i am yet to have awaken controlled real stiff hard erection as pre surgery without meds or pump , but i feel the noticeable progress and i hope with time i will experience the same pleasures again as i did pre surgery
Keep up the good work and keep us posted !!!
you guys are my best source of information and statistics as i a sure we all for each other!!!
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