Hey Jake (and to all others who will be following in your footsteps now and in the future),
I was debating on mentioning this (since it might be intuitively, blatantly obvious), but one thing you can do to relieve stress during the months, weeks, days (ok even hours) leading up to your surgery is to have as much fun with your wife/partner as possible. After all, it is probably going to be a lonnnnng time before lovemaking will be the same again.
Also, since you ARE stressing out one other thing that is useful to do is ask your Uro, PA (and any other Docs you have available) for some samples of L, V and C.
Not only will this help you work thru any stress induced ED, but will also give you some invaluable knowledge about
what might work for you on the other side when you start rehabbing on the ED side.
If your doc asks if you have any ED symptoms you can always claim YES due to your current stressful state and as I said that you would like to see how they work before surgery so you'll better know what might be expected in the months afterwards.
(That said, L and V worked great for me in small doses before and so far 2 months out I am presently getting nothing out of any of them --full doses or beyond -- but at least I know they DID work).
So, you still have time and you probably need no real appointment, just call and ask and see if they'll give you a bunch for the rest of your days leading up -- and maybe even some for afterwards -- to keep the blood circulating etc etc.
Hope you like this advice!
Age 58, 195lbs, 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 RRP surgery , 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.
02/18/09 Cath out, passed a 1cm STONE within hours.
Using pump (encore) daily since catheter out - working good with 2 rings.
04/01/09 Was Oxalate stone -- usually from kidneys -- X-ray Kidneys @ next PSA).
03/06/09 Started Levitra 20mg rehabbing -> no real effect yet (04/01/09) . (Same for Viagra @ 100mg)
04/01/09 PSA <0.1 (And starting Cialis rehabbing @ 5mg). @ 1 pad/day on IC side.
Post Edited (JimStars) : 4/19/2009 9:51:22 PM (GMT-6)