Jet, Sorry to welcome you to the HW Club. As you have read, you will see there are varied results when it comes to recovery from this disease and the treatment options. In my case I was left with good nerves on one side. I can not remember when I achieved my first medicated and non-medicated erections. I can say that my erections take much more work to achieve and maintain. even with Viagra, than before. As far as quality I would say most of them are about 90% of what they were before. But there have been disapointments too. For what ever reason, even with medication I have been left flat at the desired moment! Some of this could be due to eating too much of the wrong kind of food too close to the time to use the Viagra. I would recomend reading all the fine print in the instructions that come with the medication. As far as the orgasam experience mine have been GREAT. They seem to be stronger, longer, and more intense then before. Now that I have the AUS urinary device installed I do not "squirt" any urine during climax. Over all I really do not miss the messy clean up. I know everyone's experience will be different but this has been mine.
WIsh you well, KW
43 at Dx and Surgery (RRP)
PSA 5.7, Biopsy 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate, Gleason 7
RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - Nerves on right side saved. All Lab's clear.
Cathiter in for 28 days due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006 Undetectable 0.00.
ED workable and usable with Viagra.
Feb. 20th, 2007 - Feb. 4th, 2008 Cystoscope, Two Collagen injections,Second Opinion Consultation for Incontinance at OU Medical Center, Bio-Feedback training, Chiropractic, Accupuncture to try to resolve ongoing incontinance (4-6 pads a day) All PSA's 0.00.
Feb. 22nd, 2008 - Surgery to install the AMS AdVance Male Sling.
March 27th, 2008 - Sling not working, Little or no improvement.
April 18, 2008 - Collagen injection. Back to using 4-6 full pads a day within a week.
May 14, 2008 - Another collagen injection to try to Band-Aid the leaking for our June cruise. Will start making conusultation appiontments for AUS after we return.
July 14th, 2008 - AUS consultation with Dr. Morey at UT Southwestern (Dallas).
July 30, PSA 0.00.
Aug. 22nd, 2008 - AUS Surgery by Dr. Morey
Oct. 6th, 2008 - AUS Activation by Dr. Morey