Great Post Bob.. all of us can use that info and statistics for comparison,
i Have read every response as well , mostly it seems that with
open surgery the time lines are the same (given it is Nerve sparing one) and a bit faster recovery with the DaVnci.
Today i am exactly one year post op.
open Surgery June 2007 at age 53 , Dr. Christopher Johnson St. Francis Hospital , Long Island NY
Psa next to 0 at 1, 3, 6 and 12 months.
Fully continent the day after catheter removal
ED: at 3 months no response ,with or without oral meds
at 6 months seing some improvements , at 50 %wit Meds
Using VED for therapy and meds (Viagra) and at 9 months 70%
at one year 80% without any help (meds or Pump) an 90% with Meds
Was told today by my surgeon that i a right on schedule !!! so i am feeling blessed as well !!
Good Luck and be patient it does take time , and you on the right path!!
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