Unhappy Camper, I am sorry for your frustration, the side effects of Ed and/or incontinence have no rhyme or reason. Please never give up hope, some say it takes up to 2 years or more.
To answer your question directly, I am in another rare club, only right nerve side spared, left side removed, and no ED from day one. Never used a pump, any pills, or injections. Even my own doctor is still baffled nearly 10 months later. It doesn't make sense, but its the truth. There's a handful of other men here that had little or no ED problems afterward. These exceptions, myself included, don't seem to be the norm.
Definitely can't compare one person to another, every body is different, every healing is different too. Hope things start to improve for you in those areas. Never lose sight of the main goal, to rid you of cancer.
David in SC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20%, Contained in capsule, 1 pos margin
2009 PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/09 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/09 cath #6 - blockage, 8/09 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - out after 38 days