Good Morning BigDawg:
Clarify one point for me please, brother. When you say you are much smaller, are you talking about when flacid? when erect? or at both times?
I am noticable smaller when flacid only? Thought I had lost half m weiner at first. But when I am errect, same size as pre-surgery, was one of the fortunate few that didnt experience any ED.
The way my surgeon explained the loss, and we did discuss this ahead of time. It's not that there is any true shortness. When they attach the urethra back to the bladder neck, which of course is attached to the bladder, the position and weight of the bladder pulls in the flacid penis inward. Before your surgery, the bladder was attached at two points, and now it kind of is on a swinging hinge.
Since my errections are 100% natural, they might be strong enough to pull out to the full pre-surgery length, just a guess on my part. Since I have never used errections drugs, shots, or pumps, I don't have any way of knowing the difference in quality of errections.
I hope this info helps.
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% cancer, 1 pos margin
Post Surgery 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, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - out 38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl.agree to start radiation, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg with uro/surg, 9/29- pre-op, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - suprapubic cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - first treatment IMRT.