Hello one and all,
I know I might be getting the cart before the horse, but can't seem to get an answer on my own As you know, still recovering from my open RP sugery on 11-14, still the dr in the morning to have staples out, and hopefully go over pathlology report.
Since it is a fact, that he removed both nerve bundles completely without any effort save some or any of the nerves, where does that leave someone like me in the ED department?
Do I assume that there is no way no chance I could ever have a natural errection again? are my days of coming up at "bat" on my own over with? Will ED drugs work with someone with no nerve bundles?
I don't know what is going on there, so I don't even know what expectations to have with ED, especially since I never experienced it before to compare to. Or are there methods and treatments available to guys in my boat that I am just not aware of?
Looking for blunt honest opinions based on facts and your own life experiences dealing with this subject. My dr will give me a standard generic answer, but I am looking for reality.
Thanks and best wishes to one and all
David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX
PSA 2007 5.8
PSA 7-2008 12.3
PSA 9-2008 14.9
Biopsy 9-2008 Positive
7 of 7 cores positive, ranging from 40 - 90%
2 tumours noted, Gleason 4+3 and 3+4
Periunual Invasion noted
Additonal High Grade PIN noted
Open RP surgery completed on Friday, November 14, 2008 at
St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, SC, Dr. Ronald Smith - Surgeon,
Nerve bundles not able to be spared, awaiting pathology report, Cath scheduled to be removed on 12-15-2008,