Hey Lee welcome to the club-you-don't-really-want-to-be-a-member-of-but-here-you-are. Like Ed says, the pump can do something for you, not the least of which is seeing Old Glory once again standing tall. But it is not ideal as Ed also said -- full hardness does not last long (even with a couple of fairly restrictive rings) although a semi will stick around for a while. I would think one would have to be a Minuteman (before treatment) to actual orgasm quick enough using a pumped and ringed penis. Usually I have to manually achieve orgasm. I've been pumping for five weeks or so. These days I can get pumped and ready in about
a minute unlike 5 or 10 mins when I started. So keep at it and don't despair. You can always go for the shots someday as I am sure other's can recommend.
Also I Am using an Encore w/battery powered pump -- I like it and have no issues with reliability so far. It is kind of a LOUD motor so if you still have adult children hanging around that could be embarrassing for them to hear -- and fun for you to cause them no end of embarrassment!! - hah hah hah.
Age 58, 192lbs, 6'4", 57 at DX, PSA Aug2008 7 4 ... June2007 4.7 (BPH + LUTS)
Biopsy Nov2008 1 of 12 cores 5%, Gleason 3+3 - Sona showed 140+ cc (110 grams post op) prostate size.
open RP surgery 02/03/09, Nerve sparing both sides, 1 day in hospital, Day 4 first BM,
Pathology Report - All margins clear - No Invasive spread - no change in Gleason score.
2/18/09 Cath out, passed a STONE within hours. To be analyzed by doc.
Using pump (encore) daily since catheter out -- Viagra and Levitra samples now and then (no effect).
03/06/09 Started Levitra 20mg rehabbing -> 3/23 no real effect yet.
03/20/09 First post-PSA blood drawn -> 04/01 will be meeting w/PA.
Post Edited (JimStars) : 3/29/2009 1:42:13 PM (GMT-6)