Patrick, let me welcome you first to HW Prostate Cancer group. This is a great place to be and you will make new friends quickly and get loads of good information.
You are less than 2 months out of surgery, the pain you described is one of the biggest and most normal complaints that soon after surgery. You didn't say if you had
open surgery or robotic. I had
open, and felt pains in that area for a good 6 months after my surgery, my dr. said it was normal and eventually it abated. I still get some pain there if I over do things physically.
Glad you are doing well on the incontinence part, that is a big deal to most men. The ED part, well, that varies as much as the weather here. You and your wife can still be intimate in other ways, good time to use your imagination while you are healing, and then there are all kinds of way to deal with ED and the men here are very experienced with all of the methods.
Keep us posted, and it would help if you put some stats on yourself at the bottom of your postings so we can understand and help get to know you and your case better.
Welcome to the brotherhood of PC survivors.
David in South Carolina
57, 56 at DX, PSA
7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes
2009 PSA 2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/11 ?
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, scarring closed up bladder neck, corrective laser surgery scheduled for 8/18