Posted 5/26/2008 9:13 AM (GMT -6)
Just wanted to pass on this personal experience....
I had a non-nervesparing prostectomy 2 years ago....followed by 2 months of radiation 18 months ago. I've pretty much resigned myself to long term ED.... I've got the pump, which kind of works but I don't like... I've tired cialis which has, in the past, not done anything for me... I've done injections which work OK....
BUT... in the past few weeks I've noticed some better response using nothing... Just lately I was able to achieve an "erection adequate for intercouse" .... certainly not what I was pre-cancer, but an amazing progression given my history.
A lot of the posters on this board struggle with ED ---- I'd add to the already great advice shared on this forum--- GIVE IT TIME --- and don't give up!
Age 47 - pre-surgery PSA 39
Open Radical Prostatectomy 6/9/2006
Pathological Stage T3a, Positive Surgical Margin
PSA rose to .24 in November of 2006
6 month hormone therapy initiated December 1. 2006
36 sessions of IMRT Ended Feb 1, 2007
PSA as of May 25, 2007 undetectable
PSA as of November 29, 2007 undetectable
PSA as of May 14, 2008 undetectable
Next PSA November of 2008