Hey Brainsurgeon, nice to see you back. I've been wondering how you're doing ---- in part because I too had 4 cores positive, a 3 + 4 Gleason and robotic prostatectomy just about when you must have. But, I had tumor on both sides, and as far as no incontinence or turmescence --- well, you're outdistancing me there, that's for sure!
Be well and keep in touch,
Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Sheldon, I am a month post-op today. In my case, I would say the operation was a piece of cake, BUT the stretch injury to my lumbo sacral nerve plexus has been the dickens. The paresthesias and quadriceps weakness on the right have made me pay a lot of attention. This is resolving, so I am encouraged. While i was tap dancing on the patio night before last (joking), I took a couple of unscheduled bows and wound up on the old buttlocks. Scared me and my wife but only the dignity suffered.
BTW, I believe that on the final path, I had disease on both sides of the gland (pT2c). The Bx cores were only positive on the right though. On the no incontinence, I'll have to say that I do lose a squirt or two into a pad on occasion. Sometimes just from rising from a sitting position and usually toward the end of the day. I am certainly not ready to put on my Speedo suit yet.
I figure that we are just early in recovery now. I'd say that my experience has been 5% surgery and 95% nerve damage now. Still, I'd do it again in a New York minute, and I look forward to my PSA in 60 days. Stay well and healing!