Welcome to the group Charlie, and what a group of misfits we are! Like many of the others have said, you seem to be doing just fine.......no longer than it's been since your surgery, and you're only using one pad, I'd go out on a limb and guess the whole IC issue will take care of itself in time.....don't get all hung up about it, you're doing great. As far as the ED, as David replied to you, we're all very different in that regard.....but, I'd be checking on some Levitra, Viagra etc....in my signature below you can see I started ED therapy the day after my cath came out. Many say the sooner the better....My Doc believed it, and so do I....
Have a good one and don't let this disease take anymore from you than it already has...
age: 53 @ Dx, Pre-op PSA Feb 08' 5.0, April 08' 4.1
Biopsy 5.1.08, 5 of 15 cores postive, T2a, Gleason 3+4=7
DaVinci performed 7.29.08
Bladder sling installed, umbilical hernia repaired during surgery.
Path report, "cancer fully contained, margins clear".
Cath removed 8.8.08, ED therapy begins 8.9.08
100mg Viagra three times a week, pump for ten minutes daily
and hold for ten minutes.
8.16.08 switched to Levitra 20mg, immediate results
9.15.08 Pad free at night, one thin (light) pad during the day
9.18.08 1st Post-op PSA Undetectable Zero's....Yes!
12.22.08 2nd Post-op PSA Zero's still...
6.23.09 1yr Post-op PSA Still a zero..
Pads gone 1.3.09, finally found the courage...Thanks ya'll
".....tryin' to reason with hurricane season...."