Matthewsti, As James C. and Tony have said, there are a lot of us in your shoes. My insurance Co. doesn't cover ED either but I use Trimix at a cost of around 2 bucks a shot including the syringe. I'm a pretty cheap date for my wife. Don't give up, in fact get busy and talk to your Dr. about
free samples as suggested by James C.. If they work, do like Tony and go to alldaychemist for cheap drugs. If they don't work have Dr. give you an RX for trimix or bimix. Something is bound to make things look up (pun intended). There is sex after surgery if you are motivated. Good luck and get going. Allan
Age 54 at Dx. Currently 58
Jly 05- PSA 8.1
Sept 05- PSA 10.7
Sept 05- Biopsy revealed 9 of 12 cancerous, Gleason 3+3=6, T2 stage
Bone scan and cat scan showed hot spot on hip bone.
Oct 05- Surgery for bone biopsy. Pathology showed benign growth, no cancer in bones. Who ever thought I would be happy to only have PCa?
Nov 05- PSA 15.4
Nov 18, 05- Nerve sparing open RP at Huntsman Cancer Center, SLC, UT by Dr. Robert Stevenson.
Home after 3 days.Cath out at 2 wks.
Incontinence gradually improved for about 3 months to 100% continence.
ED- Tried the big 3 pills with no results
Feb 06- PSA undetectable, Started VED which worked but caused discomfort with constriction rings.
May 06- PSA undetectable, Dr. gave me an Rx for Trimx injections. They work great. Still use VED on off days without constriction for therapy.
Aug 06- PSA undetectable
Nov 06, May 07, Nov 07, May 08, Nov 08 - PSA undetectable
ED appears to be perminant but doing great with Trimix.