Rolly_m2007 wrote this to me. Help for him please

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   Posted 6/27/2008 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Rolly_m2007 posted this on my post and hoping someone can help him with this as I'm at a loss right now myself.
hello everyone. I am new to this forum, and I guess a little out of the loop, so to speak. I had a prostate operation on January 17, 2007. since then I have not been able to have an erection, but have been able to, I think, orgasm in a soft way. I am concerened that I will never have an erection. I live in a small town, with an idiot of a doctor, my urologist is 3 hours away, and the urologist who did the operation isd about 11 hours away. I have no one to chat to about this, and feel lost and very confused.
If you can help, please do
Post edited to change wording to a clinical term

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   Posted 6/27/2008 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Rolly, Welcome to HW, sorry to meet you in such circumstances....17 months without any sign of an erection does seem like a long time.  We are usually told 12 to 18 months on average, up to 3 years for the unusual cases.  So that makes you at the top of the average cases,if that makes you feel any better.  eyes   

Some questions you can answer to help us help you.

1.  Did you have nerve sparing surgery?

2. Have you done any Erectile Dysfunction rehab yet, such as ED (Viagra, etc) pills, the VED penis pump, or injections? 

3.  Are you willing to do some of the above in #2 to begin a rehab program? 

You are at the right place for information, advice, and support, if you want it.  We may not take the place of your doctors, but we can offer support and concern for your situation, if you want it.  How about posting back here, after making a signature out, detailing some of the what has been your history, like others do here.  JUst click the Control Panel above, then Edit Profile, go to the bottom of that and fill out the Signature section.  Again, stick around, ask all you want, nothing is too personal tongue

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Age 61
4/19/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/11/07 Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07 Path report: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6.
9/24/07 (open) Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed
9/26/07 Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
10/15/07 ED- begin 50mg Viagra and Vacurect pump nightly, Fully continent
1/14/08 Caverject started/stopped, aching. 2/24/08 .5ml Bimix started-success
5/7/08 ED- Viagra, pump, no response- Trimix .075ml continues
Post Surgery PSA's:  3 mts-0, 6 mts.-0

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   Posted 6/27/2008 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   


You sound like you live in a place like I do.  Out in the sticks.

I have not had surgery but do understand ED.

If you need to chat, lets do it.

Richard yeah tongue yeah

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Biospy 1/10/08 Gleason 10, Stage T1C  8 of 12 samples positive all Less Than 5% 
Jan & Feb & Mar all tests clear
MD Anderson = No surgery and No Proton only Hormone and IMRT
Contacted with Loma Linda and UFPTI in FL
Started Treatment at the U of Florida Proton Therapy Institute in April 2008
May 2, 2008 LUPRON & Casodex
IMRT to started  5/27/2008 Will get 42 treatments 25 IMRT and then 17 Proton
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   Posted 6/28/2008 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Rolly

Sorry to hear that you haven't had very much support or help.  This is a difficult time to get through. This board can be very helpful.  As you can see I had my surgery at about the same time as you. 

I did not have any continence problems but here we are about 18 months later and I am still not able to have an erection without help. I am in my mid 60's and never ever had a problem before surgery. My doctor said one nerve was spared. My libido is still working, but the various parts are not.  I need either a shot (bi-mix) or a pump with rings to achieve an erection.  My wife is very supportive so we manage to get things done. The pills just give me a stuffy nose and headache.

I hope you are trying all of these things, it is worth it.  Let us know how you are doing.


biopsy 10/16/06
T2A,  PSA 4.7
Gleason  4+4=8  right side
DaVinci Surgery  1/16/07
Post op confirms gleason 4+4=8
no extension or invasion found
no continence problems
PSA 90 day -.01  , 6 month -.01 , 9 month +.02 , 1 year +.02
Ed problems continue
Now using Bi-mix

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