Hello Wife With Questions, welcome to HW and our group. No one will laugh at your questions, they are all good ones. The answers would really vary from guy to to guy. I had surgery this past November, and I still have the same sex drive and desire for my wife as before, and I was fortunate and did not have any ED problems. You do realize that once the prostate is removed, the man will no longer be able to ejaculate any fluids, but he will still be able to have orgasms.
It would help if you could put some of his statistics out here for us to see. A gleason 7 can go either way, it can be the start of something agressive, i.e. a 4+3=7 Gleason 7, or it can be less agressive as in a 3+4=7 Gleason 7.
I wish you both well and keep us posted.
David in SC
57, 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 capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes
First PSA Post Surgery 2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/11 ?
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, they want to start radiation, 70 gray, I am still considering all options and opinions