My nurse told me 6 weeks. My doc laughed and said as soon as I felt like it. It will certainly speed up the restoration of things. I am now back to my pre-suregery size. It takes a few months, but it gets there. things really aren't as fragile in there as you might think - think of a catheter banging around for 7-10 days. Just take it easy and listen to your body. First orgasm's are...well...not painful...but weird. They will get better. My doc said "exercise" it as much as I could to keep blood flowing - besides, he said, it's good for your heart.
47 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6 (Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious)
10/07 PSA 5.06 (Biopsy 11/07 1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report: Stage T2cNxMx
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes
PSA 0 at six weeks
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.)
ED - Take 100mg viagra every night.
Totally usable erections at 10 weeks.