I am 59, fit and trim, good health, very active, etc. but was diagnosed with prostate cancer. It was said the cancer was small and caught early therefore suggested that I have radical prostate surgery (removal of prostate) to rid my body of the cancer. We decided the Davinci robotic type surgery held the best potential for best/quick healing, full recovery, and resumption of normal erections.
My surgery was on Aug 8th, 2008 and I immediately had trouble afterwards. I was so weak and uncomfortable, I could not get up for several days after the surgery. Stayed in the hospital for 7 days, went home, developed a pulmonary embolism (PE), was rushed back to the hospital where I remained for another week. Finally was released and went home to begin my recovery.
It has now been 4 months since the surgery. I am still wearing liner/pads for some occasional daily leakage and have not had an erection despite the nerve sparing surgery and the use of the "blue pills" and lots of stimulation by a very compassionate wife. I can achieve an intense orgasm, but no erection. My surgeon has suggested the use of the pump for rehabilitation therapy. I met with a medical equipment rep who explained the pump and its use. I ordered the Osbon Erecaid pump kit today and will begin that regimine soon.
I have an almost continual tenderness and/or pain in the area of the surgery and cannot sit straight without discomfort. Some days the pain is worse than other days, but almost continual. After having an orgasm, the pain is much more intense for several days. My surgeon says I just am taking more time to heal than was expected.
Needless to say this all is quite disappointing and NOT how my post surgery recovery was expected and described to be.
Hopefully the pain will eventually subside and the pump will help so I will eventually regain the ability to have normal erections and sexual relations.
Good luck to all others who are going thru this.