Just gathering scraps of info, I was tentatively planning on a combo of VED and pills post-op. Seems like VED might take the place of morning woodies and oxygenate the 'system'. Pills, well, pre-op, G-d's gift to man, look up the hilarious Robin Williams skit on Viagra.
Didn't know *when* to start though. Thought maybe 4-6 weeks out, some healing but well before it gets dusty. NOW I find out I should have been sucking on my wanger all along.
So much to learn.
Good luck from one Bob to another. It's pretty close for me now.
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PSA 1.6, 1.8, 2.0 at yearly intervals
Last PSA 2.0 or 2.4 depending upon lab
Mild DRE finding (hindsight unrelated) lead to biopsy
3/08 1st biopsy, 18 core. Pathologist 1, HPIN and ASAP, 0.5mm 1 core. Pathologist 2, carcinoma
7/08 2nd biopsy, 16 core. Pathologist 1, 1 core carcinoma. Pathologist 3, 3 cores carcinoma
Urologist retired. Referred to another Dr. in same practice, not experienced enough.
Robotic da Vinci sched 12/22/08, Univ of Washington Med Center, Dr. Ellis.