Psychologically, it was a great success. Had to rely on those cursed rings, but thank god for the VED! No bleeding at all, BTW. Pumped a bit, injected, fooled around, then pumped and banded. Quicker, more robust results, it seemed. I want to eliminate the VED, and I feel I'm on the right track. Patience is the key, as they say.
Started reading your story. I like the way you write. Made me laugh out loud--cuz I get it, I suppose.
PSA readings of 5.5 and 5.6 (six months apart) prior to biopsy
Diagnosed with "aggressive" prostate cancer on (befittingly) 9-11 of 2007; Gleason scores of 7 and 8 in nine out of twelve segments
DaVinci robotic surgery by Dr. Randy Fagin on 13 December 2007; "wide margin" taken with no attempt to spare nerves
Negative pathology (woo hoo!)
Post-op PSA showed no detectable cancer
Catheter removed on 21 December
Mostly continent as of 19 March 2008
Still struggling to find the right fix for my ongoing impotence
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