Hey Guys ,
I hope this finds everyone in good health for the new year.
Snce i find latly many threads about ED issues , which is every man concern , and especially everyone on this forum that had a prostate removed (either open or DaVinci) i was wondering about the time line progress (especially the long term ones) since i am sure its sits in the back of everyone mind (or in FRONT LOL).
the ole reason for that statistic is that many are new to the forum and keeps wondering aboiut return t potency , and when ...and this maybe put many of us at ease a bit...
open Sugery June 07,nerves spared on both sides, No response for 6 months , then very slow progress noticing some stifness, at 10 months having 75% erections w/o meds and 85% w/meds, at 12 months suable erections 85% w/o meds and 90 to 95% w/meds and ability to have intercourse.
i am at present 18 months out and the progress is SLOWWWW moving however i hope at 24 months to be back to 100%
thanks for your responses and participation, Happy and better New Year to everyone...
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!!!