Well, here I am, 44 years old and 2 1/2 years post op. And still making no wood. I'm leaning heavily to implant surgery. Insurance has agreed to pay, I have just have to pull the trigger.
My question concerns size. I know, I know, all the literature says that I'm probably not as abnormal as I think. Trust me, I am. Especially after 2 1/2 years of non-use. Even the pump is not helping. I'm not looking to go into the adult film industry or anything. My extremely understanding wife of 22 years will be happy with anything that works. I'm just not certain that what I have now will be enough.
My implant Dr. (Dr. Knoll, Centenial Medical Center, Nashville) indicated to me during my last visit that he could cut the suspensory ligament during the implant surgery to possibly regain some length. I did not ask any questions at the time, because there was too much being discussed. And I will, obviously, ask him more. However, after researching and seeing a lot of varied material and opinions, I'm wondering if anyone out there has had experience with this.
I would appreciate any input.
Diagnosed at 41 by routine blood test
PSA at diagnosis: 5.1
Pre-op Gleason: 3+4=7
Post-op Gleason: 6 (different labs?)
No luck finding local experience with DaVinci
Scheduled RP at Vanderbilt: 8/06
Insurance trouble, rescheduled at Centennial Hospital, Nashville
Prostate removed 9/06
Robotic, nerves spared, no positive margins
PSA since RP: good (less than .05)
Currently suffer ED