Colin - don't dare try anything this soon, know you won't, there's a lot of delicate suturing and stiching inside you, resist the temptation at all costs. My own surgeon and my new Radiation Oncologist are equally amazed that I have had no ED, never even used a pump. They both agree that it makes no medical sense, but if I work, I work.
lifegud - I fully understand your anger and frustration on the subject, it effects most men after surgery, and I agree, I think all the overly positive stats on post surgery ED is grossly overstated at the least. When you read in detail, the nuances of our operations, its a miracle than anybody ever has an errection on their own. RP is considered one of the more complex surgeries out there. And like I tell others, its not like the surgeon is following dotted lines or little lights showing the cancer cells or the intracies of the nerve bundles.
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
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, 8/9 .16
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, scarring closed up bladder neck, corrective laser surgery scheduled for 8/18,
meeting with Rad. Oncl on 8/14 about lastest PSA