James, your reply gave me some re-assurance. I understand the pre-semen is suppose to clear the urethra of any urine traces and anything else, so that when the ejaculate is released, its clear sailing. I never thought of them as being two different things before from two different places. Last night's episode, I would have say, though still way different from pre-surgery, was a whole lot deeper feeling and more intense, as if it wasnt' being diluted by ejaculate (I know that doesnt make sense to say that), just trying hard to describe, and the duration was 2x or 3x longer then anything pre-surgery. Starting to make me think I could get real use to this "new" way, just have to have a different mindset. BTW, the natural errection that started the entire episode last night never wavered from foreplay, through full IC, and then since I hadn't "finished", ended up with a good HJ. Stayed firm and full length the whole time, and then took a while to ebb away when it was all done. Felt like it had a good work out. None of this is boasting, I report it only to give hope to all men here, you never know what you will or won't get, or when it will or won't happen. I still have not used a pump, any ED drugs, or had any injections since my one nerve saved only open surgery 3 1/2 months ago. I never, ever thought this would be possible, but it really is happening with me. I wish I knew what the difference was, so that the knowledge of it could be passed around the table.
I play the Powerball faithfully 2x a week for years, never really win anything of worth so far, lol, but with this Post surgical ED, I feel I won a major prize so far. My hopes are for the good for each and every man here.
David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3
3rd Biopsy 9/8 Positive 7 of 7 cores pos, 40-90%, Gleason 7
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves saved, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes
First PSA Post Surgery 2/9 .05