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Timmy77
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/9/2009 12:39 AM (GMT -6)   
How long do you wait?http://www.healingwell.com/community/emoticons/shakehead.gif

livinadream
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   Posted 7/9/2009 5:47 AM (GMT -6)   
it has been two years for me and I am still waiting, so I am not a good one to answer the question. I will say this however, if you are not on hormone therapy I would think the ability will start coming back in a few short months. If you are on HT well just forget it. The good thing is on HT you will not want to do anything anyway.

peace and joy
Dale
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 47 (current)
My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes (3 positive) was 4+4=8
I had 44 IMRT's
Casodex
Currently on Lupron
I go to The Cancer Treatment Center of America
Married with two kids
latest PSA 5-27-08 0.11
PSA July 24th, 2008 is 0.04
PSA Dec 16th, 2008 is .016
PSA Mar 30th, 2009 is .02
Testosterone keeps rising, the current number is 156, up from 57 in May
T level dropped to 37 Mar 30th, 2009
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%
 


CPA
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   Posted 7/9/2009 6:41 AM (GMT -6)   

Greetings, Timmy77.  My doc said even though I could get about 80% erections shortly after catheter removal, that I shouldn't use them for 6 weeks.  Lots of things that are interconnected are going through healing processes after surgery and they need the rest and stability for a few weeks post surgery.

I do know there are others who indicate their doc's told them if they could get an erection to go ahead.  I suppose it depends on the doc.  David


Diagnosed Dec 2007 during annual routine physical at age 55
PSA doubled from previous year from 1.5 to 3.2
12 biopsies - 2 pos; 2 marginal
Gleason 3+3; upgraded to 4+3 post surgery
RRP 4 Feb 08; both nerves spared
Good pathology - no margins - all encapsulated
Catheter out Feb 13 - 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 7/9/2009 7:45 AM (GMT -6)   
TIm,

I strongly reccomend that you listen and comply to your doctors advice on this subject, your body has been through surgical hell in those areas affected. If you get in a rush, you may only retard or hinder your overall healing. All good things for those that wait.

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
 
 

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