Hey Pete Congrates o your great recovery report,
i am close to your time line as well, will be one year out in 2 weeks had my
open RP June 2007 , and as you are 2 out of 3 resolved , but i know and made aware that the ED will be a longer battle, i do have some partial spontaneous erections with stimulations, have almost 90% with oral meds an 100% with VED , i did not try Injection therapy yet but will ask for it in my one year visit, My uro expected also a faster progress after he performed the nerve sparing procedure, but we can not allow ourselves to get into a funk when it does not contribute to recovery...you should be encouraged of your progress and keep in mind that it might take up to 24 months for return to potency after RP surgery .. hope and prey for the best but Patience Patience..
Good Luck and 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
Post Edited (GBINAB) : 5/30/2008 1:52:07 PM (GMT-6)