I am 6 months post op. I experienced what my Doc called ED bounce. He is seeing this more and more with his surgical patients. While the cath was in I had an erection. After cath was out I was doing good without Viagra and very good with it. This early success slowly started to decrease for several months and now at 6 months I am seeing improvement with viagra. I was for a period of time having issues with urine on completion. This was very dissapointing when it occurred and now it has stopped. I use a restrictor ring and that seems to aid in maintaining.
Its an understatement to say we are all different. But one point everyone agrees is that in most cases, with time things get better.
Diagnosed 01-08-08 @ 53 years old
DRE normal , 2004 Biospy negative - 2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
PSA @ surgery 6
Bone and Ct scans negative
clinicaly Staged at T1C - Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008
University of Chicago,Hospital stay 30 hours - Catheter out in 7 days normaly expected leakage Erectile function better with Viagra
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, 10 % of both portions of prostate, Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear,Tumor on top of prostate. 1 positve margin measureing less than .5 ml at urethra and bladder..
Six week PSA < 0.1 , 4 month PSA <.05 Gen II test. Urologist recomends to hold off on Radiation and watch PSA closely. Oncologist and Radiation Oncologist seem to lean to doing pre-emptive radiation.Uroligist says 50/50 chance of PSA re-occurence.
I have decided to hold off and see for 3 months.
Next PSA October...
Six Month PSA 0.010, undetectable per Urologist
Next PSA Six months or at one year (March)