I had both bundles spared, no margins and the surgery wasn't difficult I'm told.
It took me a full year to obtain something hard enough for penetration. It was a slow recovery which many times I felt wouldn't happen. Terribly frustrating. At 4 1/2 months, I wasn't getting much of anything. Very slowly I noticed a little "chubbiness". I didn't have anything that was even worthy of trying to use for penetration until around 11 months. I think the scariest part for me was when it was finally getting pretty good, but not good enough. I always feared things had leveled off. It sounds like you're ahead of where I was.
I know this isn't much of an answer to your question. I can't really answer your question. Just wanted to say hang in there and be patient. It's an extremely frustrating and depressing part of this whole experience. It seems you're on track to reach full recovery.
Hi Dave you are further along in your recovery i am over 2 years post op now and have sex life with or without oral meds...however as you said it was NOT good enough ... did you continue to improve beyond the 2 year period ? how is it now days ? 3 years after ....
April 2007 PSA 8.4 for last 6 months biopsy shows PC 3+3=6
June 13 2007 Nerve Sparing
open RP / Dr. Christopher Johnson at St. Francis Hospital NY.
4 days later home for Fathers Day, and Catheter.
Removal of catheter 10 days later , incontinence not an issue, no pads used from the get go.
1 month PSA next to not detected
ED is a longer battle:
1 month out start using occasionally Cialis and 50MG Viagra to promote blood flow with no response. 3 months and 6 months PSA not detected
ED 6 months mark starting with VED therapy and being more aggressive with meds , in addition taking Folgard supplement daily.
April 2008 : 10 month out and start seeing some serious improvements with ED while using Meds and VED , can achieve erections, Mid nights erections almost on a regular basis , and uncontrolled 90 % erections spontaneously.
UPDATE 1 YAER FOLLOW UP
ED: With Viagra Usable erection for intercourse , AND AT 80% without any medications !!
Fully continent since removal of catheter.
PSA one year : 0.0 as of 6/13/ 2008 BIG Wooohoooooooooo!!!!
UPDATE AS OF Dec 2008 (18 months out)
PSA still Undetectble!!!!
No continance issues!!!!
ED Mostly getting better with oral meds and the right woman = good sex
80% without any help and 95% with oral Meds ... 100% with VED
hope to keep progressing and by 24 months get back to 100% potency WooooHoo!!!