9 months later and finally.........

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jbm
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 11/11/2009 10:19 PM (GMT -6)   
It's been 9 months since my surgery and finally, much to my surprise, I awoke the other night with a solid erection. My first thought was, well, you probably know, but it was 4 AM and the wife was sound asleep and I'm not sure she would've been as excited as I was.  Since then, I've been able to manually get a pretty good erection a couple of  times, BUT with a side effect.... I'm losing urine during the "stimulation. When I woke up with the erection (no manual stimulation), I didn't have that problem. Anybody else experienced this? Does it eventually get better? How long until it gets back to normal?  I'm excited about this because it shows progress, but I can do without the yellow showers.
Age: 61
Diagnosed: 1-29-09
Gleason:   6  3+3
Stage:     1Tc  
biopsy: 16 cores    4positive   both lobes affected
PSA:    at biopsy  4.47    up from a 3.6 one year earlier
Prostate size:   20 grams (small)


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 11/11/2009 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats, that's an important step toward your recovery from ED, hope it continues to improve for you.

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 sess/72 gys cath #8 33 days, 11/2- SP Cath #9 in place


Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4835
   Posted 11/12/2009 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
The yellow shower washes right out with a little soap and water.
 
Just continue on with your new found joy and nature will take its course in due time.
Age 54   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.


Bootheel
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 300
   Posted 11/12/2009 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I had the urine leakage for about a year during stimulation and really bad during orgasm. It has since subsided with the help of the kegels. I drip occaisionally during stimulation but it gets better every day. Be patient. I'm sure it will gradually get better for you..
Age 65
Diagnosed 10/12/07
PSA 6.3
Biopsy 18 core samples, 2 positive <5%
Stage T1a Gleason 6 (3+3)
LRP  1/29/08
Post-op
Gleason 7 (3+4)
1 positive margin (.3cm)
T2C
4/16/08- Started Bi-mix injections 
5/15/08- 1st Post-Op PSA 0.07 Undetectable
8/11/08 -2nd Post-OP PSA 0.02 Undetectable
8/15/08- No more pads as of today  Whoopee!!!
11/13/08- 3rd post-op PSA 0.02 Undetectable
03/02/09- 1 yr. post-op PSA .09 Undetectable
05/13/09   PSA .18 (ouch)
Started IMRT June 13, 2009
Completed 37 treatments July 31, 2009 (66.6gy)


60Michael
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2229
   Posted 11/12/2009 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
That is great JBM, and got to celebrate each victory along the way. That milestone is good for all of us to hear about as it brings hope.
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive
59 yo when diagnosed
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
Margins not involved
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
8/5 1 depend at night only
 started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Great family
Michael

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