I will add my 2 cents for what its worth, but those nerves no matter how much they are being preserved , they are pulled and pushed on during surgery, and like any other nerve in your body take a long long time to heal, especially with a delicate process like erection.
I think that you husband actually doing REAL well and way ahead of the curve at the time period you at ....if you already can have him have a soft erection , partially and an orgasm , it is truly great , most men after RP do not have any progress for at least 6 months.
I had an
open RP back in June 2007 , just over a year now , and only at the 9 months mark start feeling some significant changes , and progressing slowly since then , but at my one year visit my Uro assured me that i am doing a great progress with 70-80% erection without any assistance and almost at 90% usable erections with generic Viagra.
I also start using the pump at the 6 month mark for rehab , and ********** at least 2 to 3 times a week as well.
positive attitude , patience , and rehab is essential for a faster recovery.
i hope my experience and thoughts can help you and hubby ..
Keep us posted ...
April 2007 PSA 8.4 for last 6 months biopsy shows PC 3+3=6
June 13 2007 Nerve Sparing
open RP / Dr. Christopher Johnson at St. Francis Hospital NY.
4 days later home for Fathers Day, and Catheter.
Removal of catheter 10 days later , incontinence not an issue, 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.
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 1 YAER FOLLOW UP
ED: With Viagra Usable erection for intercourse , AND AT 80% without any medications !!
Fully continent since removal of catheter.
PSA one year : 0.0 as of 6/13/ 2008 BIG Wooohoooooooooo!!!!