Thanks JC tha is a very informative an helpful link,
as i said many times i wish had known pre surgery about this forum , and made all my research better , i was just taking my sweet time post surgery to let my nerves heal first before i started my Penile Therapy and rehab with the VED (at the 6 months mark) not thinking about developing fibrosis or any of the other problems mentioned following a prostate surgery....
would think if started ealier in the pocess with rehab it would have promoted faster recovery from ED as well ... not that i can not acheive any erections now but i am thinking it might have been of better quality and sooner maybe...( iam reffering to natural erections)
i guess the only symptoms of fibrosis would be the fact one can not avcheive a quality erections that lasts for a normal intercourse...my Uro also did not stress the fact of VED rehab early on .. at present i can get a 100% with the VED and constriction ring but still at 90% with oral meds only ... well i guess i shoul get back into agressive rehab now that i am at the 18 months mark , at least up to 24 months... with that said ... (and i quote Piano here as he said it before ...) got to go off and run to my PUMP .. lol
Happy PMPING everyone ...
James C. said...
shu93, here's a good read that discusses fibrosis, along with some detailed ed therepy stuff.
April 2007 PSA 8.4 for last 6 months biopsy shows PC 3+3=6
June 13 2007 Nerve Sparing
open RP / Dr. Christopher Johnson at St. Francis Hospital NY.
4 days later home for Fathers Day, and Catheter.
Removal of catheter 10 days later , incontinence not an issue, no pads used from the get go.
1 month PSA next to not detected
ED is a longer battle:
1 month out start using occasionally Cialis and 50MG Viagra to promote blood flow with no response.
3 months and 6 months PSA not detected
ED 6 months mark starting with VED therapy and being more aggressive with meds , in addition taking Folgard supplement daily.
April 2008 : 10 month out and start seeing some serious improvements with ED while using Meds and VED , can achieve erections, Mid nights erections almost on a regular basis , and uncontrolled 90 % erections spontaneously.
1 year visit on June 13 2008 woohoooo!!!
UPDATE 1 YAER FOLLOW UP
ED: With Viagra Usable erection for intercourse , AND AT 80% without any medications !!
Fully continent since removal of catheter.
PSA one year : 0.0 as of 6/13/ 2008 BIG Wooohoooooooooo!!!!
UPDATE AS OF Dec 2008 (18 months out)
PSA stil Undetectble!!!!
No continance issues!!!!
ED Mostly getting better with oral meds and the right woman = good sex
80% without any help and 95% with oral Meds ... 100% with VED
hope to keep progressing and by 24 months get back to 100% potency WooooHoo!!!