Hello All--its been a while!
I just want to say that B and I are now two, too! We are just 6 days away from the two year anniversary of the robotic assisted prostatectomy and we couldn't be better! The news I think some would like to hear is how our sex life has returned to normal. Pre-surgery B was using Viagra for blood-pressure related ED issues. Now, he only uses a Viagra pill 50% of the time we have sex, and thats because its planned. We were pretty amazed the first time he got a rock hard erection without the pill, at the 18 month mark. The six months before that he was thinking about injections because he wanted more hardness...The only life style change has been a greater dedication to weight training exercise--he started joining me many months ago for strenuous weight training for one hour, three days a week; he plays raquetball two nights and I do yoga and dance two days. Being really fit has increased his confidence and elevated his mood, and I expect that has a bearing on the better sex, but I also think the passage of time has had an effect--more healing. Thanks for reading--we are sending our best wishes for all of you going through this!
PSA from 3.2 to 4.3 in one yr
4 of 12 cores positive, one lobe, less than 10%
Inflammation only second lobe
Stage T1C Clinical Dx
PSA prior to surgery: 3.9
Da Vinci Prostatectomy 2/27/07:
PCa in BOTH lobes 5-10% of gland
Negative tissue margins
Bladder, seminal ves, vas deferntia negative
Two inguinal hernia repairs
Catheter removed 1 wk after surgery
Full continence (no pad needed) 1 wk after surgery, then intermittent drips 4 wks out
Full erection, 12th day after surgery
2 mo’s post-op, some ED after penetration
3 month PSA 0.03
6 month PSA non-existent
1 year PSA non-existent
1 1/2 yr PSA non-existent
Erectile function--up and running!
Two year anniversary on 2/27/09-Sex life back to normal!