Posted 7/21/2009 12:44 PM (GMT -6)
glad you got led here, great place to be if you have to deal with PC, many great men and some of their wives too.
i had similar stats to you starting out, though with much higher and fast moving psa score. i had open surgery, left side nerve bundle was removed, the right side was left untouched but noted "damaged" on the surgical report.
i am in a rare group here, with one bundle intact, i have had no ED problem, not saying it to brag by any means, just real fortunate, but to give hope that each of us is different and how our bodies respond. there are men here with both nerves saved, and having serious ed problems way out from surgery.
now i was also on a catheter for 63 days after surgery due to complications, perhaps it allowed that part of me to heal easier, thus avoiding the ed issue, not even my surgeon is sure.
please keep us posted of your case, and again, welcome to the brotherhood of pc
david in sc
Age 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
Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes
2009 PSA 2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/11 ?
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, scarring closed up bladder neck, again