I haven't taken any yet . . .
Worried Guy said...
Since insurance will pay for a 30 day supply, why don't doctors always prescribe the 20mg?Plano's comments surprised me, because everything I've read on the topic says that Surgeon's/Urologists, almost unanimously, strongly recommend taking Cialis (or Viagra, or other similar meds) starting soon after surgery to aid in the blood flow to/through the penis for healing and ED issues.
Worried Guy's comments reminded me that muy Blue Cross/Blue Shield (Illinois) policy pays only for 8 Cialis (or Viagra) pills monthly and that I pay full-price for the amount of pills above that. I don't think any of the insurance companies, nor the VA, pays for an unlimited supply.
Age: 59 (58 at diagnosis - June, 2008)
April '08 PSA 4.8 ("free PSA" 7.9), up from 3.5 year prior
June '08 had biopsy, 2 days later told results positive but in less than 1% of sample
Developed sepsis 2 days post-biopsy, seriously ill in hospital for 3 days
Dr. recommended robotic removal using da Vinci
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Dr. Robert Nadler, Urologist/Surgeon
Post-op Gleason's: 3+3, Tertiary 4
Bladder & Urethral: Free
Seminal vesicles: Not involved
Lymphatic/Vascular Invasion: Not involved
Tumor: T2c; Location: Bilateral; Volume: 20%
Catheter: Removed 12-days after surgery
Incontinent: Yes (1/2 light pads per day)
Combination of Cialis and MUSE (alprostadil) three times weekly started 9-27-08
Returned to work 9-29-08 (18-19 days post-op)
PSA test result, post-op, 10/08: 0.0; 12/08: 0.0; 4/09: 0.0