Hi folks, been about
a month since I last posted, been real busy. So, I got my 2nd PSA test about
a month ago, at about
10 weeks post surgery. I was glad to hear it went from .11 at 6 weeks to .04 at 10 weeks, considered undetectable by the lab, still no zero club, but I'm hopeful. Got another test in 2 weeks... c'mon ZERO!
Anywho, incontinence persists but getting better I think. Wearing a maxi-pad all day, and a depends at night for security. I went out last weekend, drank many pints, by 1:00 am the maxi was wasted and the pants were soaked. Imagine? I really didn't care, was having too much fun with wife & friends. I continue to be hopeful. I simply can't get into a routine of kegels, which I don't think is helping. Do they really help? I can't remember to do them.
The ED issue is disappointing. I had a few positive episodes not too long after catheter removal, but it seems to be diminishing. My walk around schmekal is way reduced. There's just seems to be no blood flowing. I tale a half of cialis every 4th day as prescribed but not much of a response. A few time I felt I had a decent enough erection to penetrate, but as soon as assumed the missionary mount I started leaking urin.. killed it for me. Had a few of those. JO is not much better, but I can achieve an orgasm with a semi, like 50 or 60% eretion. I do okay with my wife's oral assistance too. I seem to get most of a semi just as I'm orgasming. I could go on and on, but you all get the gist.
So, how am I doing? Any words of advice or encouragement? Thanks in advance.
Diagnosed: 8/24/08, age-47
Father died of prostate cancer at age 72
PSA 1.5 early 2007, 4.5 mid 2008, all remedies tried & reduced to only 3.2, uh oh.
Biop - 2 positives of 20 samples
Gleason - 3+3
RRP - 11/13/08 via Da Vinci by Dr. David Samadi, Mt. Sinai Hosp. NY
Post op biopsy - 75% of samples positive for cancer, Post op Gleason 3+4
some lymph Nodes tested, all negative
all nerves spared - I'm told
Catheter in for 1 week, using 1 pad a day.