gee glabers, i am jealous, you had your surgery one day ahead of mine, and there you are talking about sex and orgasms, etc. On my 7th week anniversiary today, I still have a catheter tube shoved up my winky. Won't even allow my mind to wander to the subject of sex and errections till I can be freed of this plastic tube and bag. All kidding aside, I think you are doing fantastic for 7 weeks out, keep up the good work.
down not out, Welcome here, sounds like you are doing really well too. This is day 49 of my cath, so a 15 day one sounds blissful, not needing a pad so soon? You are on the good side of that issue. I can only speak for my dr., but he plans to bring up the whole sex thing at the 12 week mark, when he does the first post surgery psa. Sure you will get different answers here, as everyone's case and recovery seems to be so different.
david in sc
Age 56, 56 at DX
PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3, 9/8 14.9, 10/8 16.4
3rd Biopsy 9-2008 Positive 7 of 7 cores positive, ranging from 40 - 90%, G 4+3 & 3+4
Open RP surgery November 14, 2008 at St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, SC, Dr. Ronald Smith - Surgeon, Non-nerve sparing, 4 days in hospital, staples removed 11/24/8, Catheter out on 12/15/8 on day 32. Day 33, urine stopped flowing, new catheter put in 12/16/08, Catheter out 12/29/08. After 7 hours, complete stoppage again, emergency room put in Catheter #3 early evening of day 45, still 12/29/08. New appt. to see dr. on 1/5/9 as result.
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:
Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c pN0 pMx, Prostate 42 grams, tumor 20% cancer
Contained in capsular, neg. margins apex, bladder neck, right lobe, neg. in seminal vessels and lymph nodes.
First PSA Post Surgery Scheduled now for 2/9/9