One thing I wanted to add, was that has been talked about here on and off, I am now 11 1/2 months out of surgery, and although I was lucky and didnt have any ED problems in obtaining "wood", things are different of course. Up until recently, I could not "think" myself hard, no matter what. I just assumed that was another casualty of having sex after PC surgery. In the past few weeks, started having erotic dreams (something I am not accustomed to) and finding myself hard upon wakening. Now, if I am not too tired or wore out, I can achieve hardness by thinking of something "pleasant". Doesn't work every time, but it is starting to work again. I only mention it to give hope to our brothers here, that time heals for many. I didn't think this part was ever going to happen again, but finding myself surprised.
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: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped 9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sessions/72 gys.