Hello HW folks.
Do not check in here as regularly as I once did, but do check in some. Hope all are doing well.
My incontinence is still with me, but is G-R-A-D-U-A-L-L-Y disappearing. A few dribbles a day has turned into a very few dribbles a day, so in the grand scheme of things, I cannot complain.
ED is still with me. Vacuum pump still in use for therapy. Injections used for therapy and happy times too....lol...but the hit and miss nature of things and inconvenience are not fun.
If no BIG improvement on the ED front after 18 months (less than 9 months from now), I plan to have an implant, assuming my overall health allows.
Have spoken with two implant patients in my area and am having lunch Tuesday with one of them. Gaining knowledge from others in the same boat is priceless.
All the best to each and every one of you.
Danman Bob, Born 1951
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14; Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Post-op pathology stated that cancer was confined to the prostate
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of late April 2008)
100 MG Viagra 3 times a week beginning December 2007
Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy beginning mid-February 2008
30 MG papaverine/1 MG phentolamine bimix injections beginning late April 2008
Five week post-op PSA 0.2, five month post-op PSA 0.1, next test August 2008