Thanks for posting James C it does take time (sometimes up to 24 months ) ...also it seems to me that Dvinci patience seems to recover faster with ED than open RP for some reason , my Uro had told me before surgery that side effects with both methodes are the same , and it is up to me to chose robotic or open ...since he was mostly experienced with open and his partner in that practice was the robotic man , i had chosen the open route...
loking back if i had known this forum and know some more about both procedures might have gone the Robotic way .
thanks again an keep it up ... it does get frustrating sometimes , i myself was not too consistant with my rehab therapy and using only the pump in cmbinaton with the pil maybe 2x a week
good Luck and keep us posted
James C. said...
okay-dokie, open RPp Sept. 2007, 16 months. I was still functional before surgery, but will admit I was beginning to have a slight 'fully erect' problem for the last 6 months or so before treatment. Both nerves spared, but had a humongous 110 gm. gland removed, which may have stretched the nerves, both before and during the surgery. I began the pump twice daily and pills 3 times weekly at 6 weeks, then the injections once or twice a week at 3 months. 16 months later, with daily aggressive rehab and I am still fully impotent. Nope, nothing, nada.....I do get a small amount larger or fluffier just approaching orgasm, but nothing useable. I still feel the sense of sexual excitement, the kind that would trigger an erection, but there's big gap that hasn't been bridged yet, as far as getting erect from those feelings. No nocturnal erections, even when having nocturnal sexually charged dreams. It's like the feelings are there but there's a gap in the wiring, not allowing the spark to cross.... I ain't giving up yet, but must admit this is getting old quickly now. But for Trimix............
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!!!