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IKE-D
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   Posted 6/18/2009 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Guys:
 
I knew ED wasn't going to be a major issue when I started getting slight erections while still under the command of my Catheter. Once the catheter came off, I started to get real solid natural erections (i'd say close to if not 100% of original). This is all when I am by myself and wife is no where close although yesterday I did call her to the basement where I spend most of my time lately (my 'Erections' Center) to to witness my last solid one. In all of these instances the erections lasted reasonably long. Note, I have not used these erections yet as I wait to heal some more (or perhaps more due to my wife demanding a note from my doctor before I do anything prior to the Doctor recommeded 6 weeks! )
 
Here is the strange part: Last night, I convinced my wife to help me to 'instigate' an erection just to see if I have my 'erection on demand' back. Apparently my post 'prostrateless' Penis doesn't like pressure and was intent on being 'at ease' the whole time. I gave up after about an hour. Then this morning while I am home alone and in the basement thinking about the good old days and minding my business, here it is again - a solid 100% full length erection!
 
Is  this the new world order or what? Random erections when I am by myself and I don't need them? But unable to get one when I am focused on getting one?
 
Does this phenomenon sound familiar to any one?
 
Thanks!

>Age 41 (At Dx-July 05) -Psa during annual physical went from previous 2.8 to 3
>Biopsy by 'primary' Urol Aug 05 - Gleason 6 low grade. 2nd opinion at  Hopkins confirmed Dx
>Chose Active Surv (AS)- modified diet etc.
>Around Oct 07 Psa moved up to 5.5. I decide to treat at Hopkins. Not sure what kind yet. My doctor decided on re-biopsy first.
>2nd Biopsy Dec 07 at Hopkins was NEGATIVE for Pca! Nothing found in 14 cores!
>'Primary' Urologist baffled. Planned a saturated biopsy (22 cores) to settle issue once and for all. I wasn't going to do 22 cores wide awake!
>July 07 - Did MRI just for comfort. Nothing significant found. No spread. I'd live! Still in AS mode.
>July 08 - Saturated Biopsy performed. Cancer confirmed again (of course, you took 22 cores)! Same Gleason score, same grade, similar numbers but Urol says treat very soon! I am thinking not so fast - numbers are same and you told me it means not aggressive! In any case I agreed with Urol that I will go the way of the Seeds. I research seeds more and I don't like it.
>July 08 - Dec 08 I re-lapse back into AS mode but seriously researching/considering treatment options beside surgery - went on to Mass Gen and Georgetown to explore proton therapy and Cyberknife respectively. Anything but Surgery! Both experts who are about my age were unanimous in strongly declaring they will chose surgery 'if they were me'. In addition, I learn that if either if these radiation methods (and seeds too!)  failed, no backup plan (or will be complicated)! I got the message!
>Jan 09. Went back to see my doc at Hopkins. I decide to put my fate in the hands  of the 'Da Vinci Robot' then!
> May 09. Had surgery. some Pain and discomfort but normal. Pathology all clear. Gleason 6 as before. Feeling very lucky. I gambled (based on my numbers and got 4 more years!) on the slow nature of the cancer and took my time. Very happy I finally did it. Hoping for a great recovery of all 'key' functions. Great wife and family helping out.


Frank1205
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Total Posts : 308
   Posted 6/18/2009 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
IKE-D
 
I had a similar condition as you.  I too had the DaVinci with a Surgeon who professes to be an expert at nerve sparing techniques.
While the cath was still in I experienced several erections right after surgery.  These intervals were unpredictable and I did not choose to act upon them for about 7 days after the cath was removed.  I advised my Surgeon and he stated he sees this once in a while and called it a reaction to the surgery nothing more nothing less.
 
After feeling that I was one of the lucky ones as far as E.D. issues go I soon learned that no I was not that lucky as the next few months went by.  Although I now respond pretty well to Viagra and Levitra I am not yet back where I was by any stretch of the imagination.
 
I would say to you that what your are experiencing is a truly great indicator of your successful surgery but you have a long way to go to completely heal in all areas.  Keep walking and doing your kegels.  Don't lift any thing heavy,  nothing at all for as long as your Doctor says and then give it a couple of weeks just for luck.  Trust me on this...
 
Good luck to you.
 
Frank
Currently 55, surgery at 54
Normal , 2004 Biospy negative - 2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
PSA @ surgery 6 
Bone and Ct scans negative
clinicaly Staged at T1C - Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008, University of Chicago.
Catheter out in 7 days normaly expected leakage
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, (3+4) 10 % of both portions of prostate
Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear, single positve margin at apex measuring less than 1/2mm. 
PSA Six week < 0.1 4 month PSA <.05 6 month PSA<0.01,9 month<0.01,12 month <.008
Watching PSA @ 6 months for 2 years,  will do salvage radiation if necessary.
Fair to Good results with Viagra,  side effects are bothersome at times. Tried Levetra about the same as Viagra.  Tried Cialis, think I will stay with the Viagra at 50 mg.  Side effects worse at 100 mg.  


IKE-D
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Total Posts : 77
   Posted 6/18/2009 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Frank:

Thanks for your very honest and useful feedback. For now, I will focus on the exercises and continence. Glad you are doing well.

Regards
Isaac
>Age 41 (At Dx-July 05) -Psa during annual physical went from previous 2.8 to 3
>Biopsy by 'primary' Urol Aug 05 - Gleason 6 low grade. 2nd opinion at  Hopkins confirmed Dx
>Chose Active Surv (AS)- modified diet etc.
>Around Oct 07 Psa moved up to 5.5. I decide to treat at Hopkins. Not sure what kind yet. My doctor decided on re-biopsy first.
>2nd Biopsy Dec 07 at Hopkins was NEGATIVE for Pca! Nothing found in 14 cores!
>'Primary' Urologist baffled. Planned a saturated biopsy (22 cores) to settle issue once and for all. I wasn't going to do 22 cores wide awake!
>July 07 - Did MRI just for comfort. Nothing significant found. No spread. I'd live! Still in AS mode.
>July 08 - Saturated Biopsy performed. Cancer confirmed again (of course, you took 22 cores)! Same Gleason score, same grade, similar numbers but Urol says treat very soon! I am thinking not so fast - numbers are same and you told me it means not aggressive! In any case I agreed with Urol that I will go the way of the Seeds. I research seeds more and I don't like it.
>July 08 - Dec 08 I re-lapse back into AS mode but seriously researching/considering treatment options beside surgery - went on to Mass Gen and Georgetown to explore proton therapy and Cyberknife respectively. Anything but Surgery! Both experts who are about my age were unanimous in strongly declaring they will chose surgery 'if they were me'. In addition, I learn that if either if these radiation methods (and seeds too!)  failed, no backup plan (or will be complicated)! I got the message!
>Jan 09. Went back to see my doc at Hopkins. I decide to put my fate in the hands  of the 'Da Vinci Robot' then!
> May 09. Had surgery. some Pain and discomfort but normal. Pathology all clear. Gleason 6 as before. Feeling very lucky. I gambled (based on my numbers and got 4 more years!) on the slow nature of the cancer and took my time. Very happy I finally did it. Hoping for a great recovery of all 'key' functions. Great wife and family helping out.


LV-TX
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Total Posts : 966
   Posted 6/18/2009 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ike,

I think I have heard what Frank mentioned from my urologist as well....random sensations as the nerves begin to heal. If memory serves me, something on the order of various degrees of sensations (my take was slight erections to full) during the months following surgery. I know you would like to have the sensation on demand...but regardless, any sensation is a wonderful sensation to have after surgery.

I am willing to bet you will recover fully in the months ahead.
You are beating back cancer, so hold your head up with dignity
 
Les
 
Age 58 at Diagnosis
Oct 2006 - PSA 2.6 - DRE Normal
May 2008 - PSA 4.6 - DRE Normal / TRUS normal
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral w/PNI - Gleason (3+3)6 Stage T1C
Robotic Surgery Sept 18, 2008
Pathology October 1, 2008 - Gleason 7 (3+4) Staged pT2c NO MX - Gland 50 cc
Seminal Vesicles and Lymph Nodes clear
Positive Margins Right Posterior Lobe
PSA 5 week Oct 2008 <.05
                   3 month Jan 2009 .06
                   6 month April 2009 .06


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 6/18/2009 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   

 “Pressure to Perform”  has plagued man for millions of years...well maybe not millions.

 

Just get the little Mrs. to hang out with you more and go for those random moments yeah


Age 54   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
Catheter in for five weeks.
Dry after 3 months.
 
10/03/08 - 1st Quarter PSA -> less then .01
01/16/09 - 2nd Quarter PSA -> less then .01
xx/xx/xx   - 3rd Quater skipped
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.
 


IKE-D
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 77
   Posted 6/18/2009 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Les! Half a loaf is better than none - literally! Will take it one day at a time. Thanks again sir!

Regards
Isaac
>Age 41 (At Dx-July 05) -Psa during annual physical went from previous 2.8 to 3
>Biopsy by 'primary' Urol Aug 05 - Gleason 6 low grade. 2nd opinion at  Hopkins confirmed Dx
>Chose Active Surv (AS)- modified diet etc.
>Around Oct 07 Psa moved up to 5.5. I decide to treat at Hopkins. Not sure what kind yet. My doctor decided on re-biopsy first.
>2nd Biopsy Dec 07 at Hopkins was NEGATIVE for Pca! Nothing found in 14 cores!
>'Primary' Urologist baffled. Planned a saturated biopsy (22 cores) to settle issue once and for all. I wasn't going to do 22 cores wide awake!
>July 07 - Did MRI just for comfort. Nothing significant found. No spread. I'd live! Still in AS mode.
>July 08 - Saturated Biopsy performed. Cancer confirmed again (of course, you took 22 cores)! Same Gleason score, same grade, similar numbers but Urol says treat very soon! I am thinking not so fast - numbers are same and you told me it means not aggressive! In any case I agreed with Urol that I will go the way of the Seeds. I research seeds more and I don't like it.
>July 08 - Dec 08 I re-lapse back into AS mode but seriously researching/considering treatment options beside surgery - went on to Mass Gen and Georgetown to explore proton therapy and Cyberknife respectively. Anything but Surgery! Both experts who are about my age were unanimous in strongly declaring they will chose surgery 'if they were me'. In addition, I learn that if either if these radiation methods (and seeds too!)  failed, no backup plan (or will be complicated)! I got the message!
>Jan 09. Went back to see my doc at Hopkins. I decide to put my fate in the hands  of the 'Da Vinci Robot' then!
> May 09. Had surgery. some Pain and discomfort but normal. Pathology all clear. Gleason 6 as before. Feeling very lucky. I gambled (based on my numbers and got 4 more years!) on the slow nature of the cancer and took my time. Very happy I finally did it. Hoping for a great recovery of all 'key' functions. Great wife and family helping out.


CPA
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   Posted 6/18/2009 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   

Greetings, Ike.  This is very promising - congratulations.  I started getting some movement just a few days after the catheter came out - I'd say about 80% of presurgery.  I didn't use them for 6 weeks based on my docs orders.  He did put me on Levitra or Cialis (either one and he gave me samples).  I didn't use the meds since I was doing well on my own.  Big mistake.  At my 90 day check up he said to use them and I did and I was soon at 100% of presurgery.  I do fine now - I get my meds from ADC and they do fine and are much cheaper and my wife says I am just like presurgery. 

Congratulations on the good progress - please keep us posted. David


Age 55
Diagnosed Dec 2007 during annual routine physical
PSA doubled from previous year from 1.5 to 3.2
12 biopsies - 2 positive with 2 marginal
Gleason 3 + 3 = 6
RRP 4 Feb 08
Both nerves spared
Good pathology - no margins - all encapsulated - Gleason 4 + 3 = 7
Catheter out Feb 13 - wore pad for couple of days - pad free Feb 16
PSA every 90 days - ZERO's everytime!
Great wife and family who take very good care of me


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 6/18/2009 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Ike,

I will add still another version of how different results can be concerning this subject. I had an open operation, right side nerves were supposedly damaged but saved, left side was removed completely. Due to complications, I had catheter(s) in place for 63 days. After they were removed for good, I started with about 50-60 % natural errections right from the start, about 75-80% by end of second week, and quickly to 100% presurgery ever since. My dr. never had the need to prescribe any ED drugs, he was amazed as me that I have not needed anything, I havent even used a pump or any other device. There is no logical medical explanation for my good fortune, but there it is. We are all so different in how are bodies handles the effects of our PC treatments, and there is often no rhyme or reason for a lot of it. I hope you continue to improve the results you have currently, and of course, that is what your dr. is there for.

David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 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, 5/9 .10 doubled in 3 months, new test in six weeks, then possibly off for salvage radiation
 
 


IKE-D
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 77
   Posted 6/18/2009 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys! This is all very encouraging. In the meantime I am developing strategies to effectively utilize these random occurences after my 6 week freeze (till it gets better). Translation: the madam is going to have to be 'on call' !!

Regards
Ike
>Age 41 (At Dx-July 05) -Psa during annual physical went from previous 2.8 to 3
>Biopsy by 'primary' Urol Aug 05 - Gleason 6 low grade. 2nd opinion at  Hopkins confirmed Dx
>Chose Active Surv (AS)- modified diet etc.
>Around Oct 07 Psa moved up to 5.5. I decide to treat at Hopkins. Not sure what kind yet. My doctor decided on re-biopsy first.
>2nd Biopsy Dec 07 at Hopkins was NEGATIVE for Pca! Nothing found in 14 cores!
>'Primary' Urologist baffled. Planned a saturated biopsy (22 cores) to settle issue once and for all. I wasn't going to do 22 cores wide awake!
>July 07 - Did MRI just for comfort. Nothing significant found. No spread. I'd live! Still in AS mode.
>July 08 - Saturated Biopsy performed. Cancer confirmed again (of course, you took 22 cores)! Same Gleason score, same grade, similar numbers but Urol says treat very soon! I am thinking not so fast - numbers are same and you told me it means not aggressive! In any case I agreed with Urol that I will go the way of the Seeds. I research seeds more and I don't like it.
>July 08 - Dec 08 I re-lapse back into AS mode but seriously researching/considering treatment options beside surgery - went on to Mass Gen and Georgetown to explore proton therapy and Cyberknife respectively. Anything but Surgery! Both experts who are about my age were unanimous in strongly declaring they will chose surgery 'if they were me'. In addition, I learn that if either if these radiation methods (and seeds too!)  failed, no backup plan (or will be complicated)! I got the message!
>Jan 09. Went back to see my doc at Hopkins. I decide to put my fate in the hands  of the 'Da Vinci Robot' then!
> May 09. Had surgery. some Pain and discomfort but normal. Pathology all clear. Gleason 6 as before. Feeling very lucky. I gambled (based on my numbers and got 4 more years!) on the slow nature of the cancer and took my time. Very happy I finally did it. Hoping for a great recovery of all 'key' functions. Great wife and family helping out.


goodlife
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Total Posts : 2691
   Posted 6/18/2009 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for depressing me a little !
Age 58
PSA 4.47
Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09
Nerves spared
0/23 lymph nodes involved
pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks due to anatomical issues with location of ureters with respect to bladder neck.
Try 3 tubes where no tubes are supposed to be for 2 weeks !
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Thankful for early diagnosis, and U.S. healthcare
Living the Good Life, cancer free
6 week PSA undetectable. 


goodlife
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Total Posts : 2691
   Posted 6/18/2009 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for depressing me a little !
Age 58
PSA 4.47
Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09
Nerves spared
0/23 lymph nodes involved
pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks due to anatomical issues with location of ureters with respect to bladder neck.
Try 3 tubes where no tubes are supposed to be for 2 weeks !
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Thankful for early diagnosis, and U.S. healthcare
Living the Good Life, cancer free
6 week PSA undetectable. 


IKE-D
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 77
   Posted 6/18/2009 10:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Come on Goodie, you have 2 nerve bundles. I have one! I should be the depressed one!
Have a great evening.

Regards
Ike
>Age 41 (At Dx-July 05) -Psa during annual physical went from previous 2.8 to 3
>Biopsy by 'primary' Urol Aug 05 - Gleason 6 low grade. 2nd opinion at  Hopkins confirmed Dx
>Chose Active Surv (AS)- modified diet etc.
>Around Oct 07 Psa moved up to 5.5. I decide to treat at Hopkins. Not sure what kind yet. My doctor decided on re-biopsy first.
>2nd Biopsy Dec 07 at Hopkins was NEGATIVE for Pca! Nothing found in 14 cores!
>'Primary' Urologist baffled. Planned a saturated biopsy (22 cores) to settle issue once and for all. I wasn't going to do 22 cores wide awake!
>July 07 - Did MRI just for comfort. Nothing significant found. No spread. I'd live! Still in AS mode.
>July 08 - Saturated Biopsy performed. Cancer confirmed again (of course, you took 22 cores)! Same Gleason score, same grade, similar numbers but Urol says treat very soon! I am thinking not so fast - numbers are same and you told me it means not aggressive! In any case I agreed with Urol that I will go the way of the Seeds. I research seeds more and I don't like it.
>July 08 - Dec 08 I re-lapse back into AS mode but seriously researching/considering treatment options beside surgery - went on to Mass Gen and Georgetown to explore proton therapy and Cyberknife respectively. Anything but Surgery! Both experts who are about my age were unanimous in strongly declaring they will chose surgery 'if they were me'. In addition, I learn that if either if these radiation methods (and seeds too!)  failed, no backup plan (or will be complicated)! I got the message!
>Jan 09. Went back to see my doc at Hopkins. I decide to put my fate in the hands  of the 'Da Vinci Robot' then!
> May 09. Had surgery. some Pain and discomfort but normal. Pathology all clear. Gleason 6 as before. Feeling very lucky. I gambled (based on my numbers and got 4 more years!) on the slow nature of the cancer and took my time. Very happy I finally did it. Hoping for a great recovery of all 'key' functions. Great wife and family helping out.


robdav
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 6/26/2009 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Ike,

As you and I seem to be pretty close in age I thought I'd comment on my situation and also recommend you read my blog as it does for into detail about "mr happy" and his ups and downs.

I too had Da Vinci surgrey, and it went very well. Indeed I too was getting the odd sensations even within a few hours after the operation. The one thing that really put me off was the thought that an erection would damage the catheter while it was still in me.

After a few weeks i was getting some pretty good erections, even to the point where intercourse was possible. Now things are still very good. I can maintain a decent erection when in the "mood" but unfortunatly because I am such a sensitive person the emotional side effects of PC does sometimes mean mr happy goes back to sleep at the most inconvenient times.

I spoke to my consultant a couple of days ago and explained this and he said that because PC is basically a massive emotional rollercoaster I would experience times when I would not be able to perform as I used to. I then explained that I had tried viagra and that the 1st time was amazing, but the second time it had no effect at all. He suggested that perhaps that was more to do with the presure to perform rather than the effects of PC.
 
Also, and here is a very strange thing. You may notice that you produce a very small amount of clear liquid during an erection. When I first saw it I was shocked. Basically, and I couldn't comment on anyone elses situation, my cowper glands have been left intact and they produce this liquid. Have a quick google for cowper glands and that will explain all.

Anyway, good luck with the recovery

rob


PC Survivor
Diagnosed at 38 years old with family history.
Lost both male Grandparents to PC. My father is also a PC survivor.
Da Vinci removal 03/04/09.
PSA 3.0 at time of diagnosis. Now < 0.01 ng/mL at first post operation test.
 
Blog: Http://www.robdav.co.uk/blog

Post Edited (robdav) : 6/26/2009 4:45:12 PM (GMT-6)


Purgatory
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Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 6/26/2009 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Rob, I often get the fluid at the tip, the pre-semen from the cowper glands. If its been a while, it will even mock the feeling as if it were an ejackulation (spelled wrong on purpose). It doesn't shoot out of course, but it is similar in feeling. More often, after the climax, the fluid will make its way to the tip 30 minutes to an hour later. I was surprised too, but my dr. wasn't.

David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 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, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, July 13 - meet with radiation oncologist
 
 


califguy
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 72
   Posted 6/26/2009 11:41 PM (GMT -6)   

I wish the doctors would tell you more about this before surgery. I had surgery in July, erection while still cathed. Erections with no problems Aug/Sep/Oct. Infection in removed lynph node area (lymphocile) was hospitalized and that was the end of erections.

Until then I was doing very well. Now I am an emotional mess. I have been to the doc, I am on medication that has helped but that also adds to the erection problems.

I have went back and reread the info given to me and nowhere did it say things could start out well and then go sour. I had read that you may have emotional problems before and after surgery, and erection problems maybe for a year or permanently. But nowhere until on here ( I didn't find this site until 4 months after surgery) did I find this no problems in the beginning and then things cropping up down the road.

Sure am glad we can share info.

Robdav: Emotional rollercoaster was an excellent description. But the "experience times when I would not be able to perform as I used to" is most all the time for me now. I have had one usuable erection in the past three months. And it is not pressure to perform as I can't even get one, much less use it.

Yes I am disappointed but the fact I just had another undetectable PSA test is worth it all!

Thanks for sharing!


Don't get discouraged!!
CalifGuy
 
Diagnosed Feb 2008  54 years old
3+4=7 gleason
7.5 PSA
4 out of 20 biopsies were cancerous
daVinci Robotic surgery July 24, 2008  Univ of Calif San Francisco Med Center  Dr Peter Carroll
In hospital 2 nights altho I had option of leaving the next day but stayed due to distance home.
Contained in prostate, not spread
Six weeks post surgery PSA less than .01
Five month PSA less than 0.1  Lab did wrong type of PSA test so this test was not as accurate.
Eight Month PSA less than .01  Yeah!!!!1


James C.
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   Posted 6/27/2009 8:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Re:  cowpers gland- ditto, me too
James C. Age 62
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
4/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS 3/3=6
9/07 Nerve sparing open RRP- Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Stg. pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
21 mts: ED- 50 mg Viagra 3X week, pump daily,Trimix .35ml 2X week continues
PSA's: .04 each 3 months

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