Posted 2/26/2009 3:35 PM (GMT -6)
Geez Tony, that sounds like as much fun as sitting on a bicycle seat post without the seat! I learn something new everyday. Hope you get to have the rights on the dvd after that test, might be a big one on You Tube.
Sounds rough brother, but perhaps like other ordeals we go through, won't be as bad doing it as thinking about doing it. I will be thinking the best for you. And your surgery is about 2 weeks out now, I will be very thankful when you are "on the other side", the recovery side. I am sure you will do fine through that part, and with it being "open" like what I had, the doctor(s) will have the best shot at looking around down there while they are operating. Don't let them rush you out of the hospital, I stayed my full four days my insurance would pay, and needed all of them before coming home.
Me, I am doing fine, considering I am only slightly less then 3 1/2 months out of surgery. I feel healed up for the most part, still have some endurance problems, but then, it wasn't like I was a physically fit athelete to start with, I have to remind myself that I am a 56 year old guy that had been through a lot of things long before the PC came on the scene. I consider myself about 98% dry by day, 100% dry by night, so feel I am doing well there. And on the ED side, it's still somewhat of a "miracle" or unexpected good thing. Since my last catheter, #5, came out on day 66, I have been able to acheive natural wood on my own, and able to have sex through completion. Took about 2 - 3 weeks to go from let's say 60% pre-surgery to what my wife will now testify 100% errections. It is still very weird to climax without ejaculation, but the quicker you get the former method out of your head, the easier it is to adjust to the "new way". I still haven't had to use a pump, or any ED drugs. Originally, my surgery was slated to be no nerves spared, but after the fact, it is now considered right side spared, but according to my dr/surgeon, the right side appeared to be "damaged and scarred". For whatever reason, it's working, and I am most thankful for whatever reason.
I hope you do well with your after affects from your surgery, but first things first, let's get you through that test and then your surgery.
David in SC