We do sympathize and empathize with you on the loss of ejaculation, for those of us with PC that had surgery, that is a fact of life. It took me months to "get over" that part in my mind. It's only a natural man thing to have fluid with an orgasm. Once I got past that point, I realized how fortunate I was, I can have sex without any ED issues (rare among men with PC surgery and some of the other primary treatments), my orgasms are longer and deeper than any pre-surgery, and more importantly, I am thankful that for now, at least, my cancer is somewhat under control, I am still alive, with my wife and family and friends. My manhood, and yours too, is not framed by the ability or lack of ability to ejaculate. You should have been informed by your doctor, or you should have asked more questions, or both, but in the bigger picture of things, you are doing better than you think. I hope you feel better soon about
And don't forget the best part of your story, you don't have prostate cancer, you aren't surgically or radiated impotent, you aren't wetting yourself for months learning to be dry again.
Not preaching to you, brother, just trying to help you keep the priorities of things correct. Come back for encouragement anytime.
David in SC
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
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