....one of the reasons I wear the blue bracelet, if people have questions, I tell them ask away. Heck I'll tell them what kind of pad I'm wearing and if it has wings or not......I've explained, and shared what it's like to be watching TV, eating my sandwich for lunch.....with my pump and accomplishing my daily excercise! The difference between Viagra, Levitra Guys and gals alike....no secrets here, nor does it make me feel any less of a man. When I first came to this site, one of the vets told me, "this is not a time to be macho".....they were right and actually, I feel dealing with this male issue....makes each and everyone of us bigger men than any of us ever thought possible. I mean, like Ive said over and over, we didn't stand in line and ask for this stuff! But we can beat it, live with it, and educate others about it....and while doing all that, stand tall and be proud of who and what you are, what it's taken us to get to whatever point on the road we're on, and all of our brothers that are doing the same thing...and if not for ourselves, then for the memories of those that did fight this beast to their last breath........I just feel like it's up to us to spread the word
Good luck my brothers one and all...
Pre-0p PSA Feb. 08, 5.0
PSA spiked once about 8yrs ago to 5.0 three months later
back to 2.9...then into the 1.2 range until my re-scheduled
"missed" appointment this past Feb.
5 of 15 cores positive
Da Vinci scheduled..7.29.08..as I read somewhere on this
site....."the first show of the day"
DaVinci completed 7.29.08, Bladder Sling installed, hernia repair
completed during surgery.
Sent home 30hrs, JP drain in place 7days,
Path report "cancer fully contained"....Margins clear
Cath removed 8.8.08(ten days)...one lightly used pad 24 hours
ED therapy begins 8.9.08. 100mg viagra three times a week,
pump everyday and hold for ten minutes.
8.16.08 switched to Levitra 20mg.......whahoo, got lucky...
9.15.08 pad free at night, one thin (light) pad during the daytime
hours. Just because I'm chicken..!
9.18.08 1st post-0p-PSA-Undetectable...Zero's! Yes!
..."just tryin' to reason with hurricane season"..