Welcome to HealingWell, njw,
Many great folks here to help you out. We also have some helpful hints in the fixed threads above. I came here before my surgery and found caring, loving people that were very glad to help. Your post above I found in another thread, so I moved it here to continue the discussion, and so that more members could see you in case they may be able to help. My surgery was a couple years ago almost and is becomng a distant memory. My nerves were spared and I was prescribed Cialis in 20mg doses. I was told I only needed 5mg but my doctor was aware that my insurance would only pay for so many, and he knew I could chop them in half myself. I have also tried other ED drugs as well. I had some early success, but I completely lost it due to additional therapies. We are seeing some improvements in my ED but I will have to lose a couple other medications first. I am scheduled to be free of those drugs starting in May, the Lord willing. Many of the guys here have had good luck in their recovery, and I wish you the same. My motto is stay positive! And it's a pretty good idea.
If you get a chance, a signature like I did below will also help others identify with your experience. You can do that in the control panel
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE)
Bilateral seminal vesicle invasion (SVI); Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (September 17 '08): <0.1 ~ Undetectable!
You can visit my Journey at:
Tony's Prostate Cancer InfoLink Page
Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 1/4/2009 11:44:39 PM (GMT-7)