Hi again Everyone,
i tend to get lazy sometimes with my posts but i do log in and read yours very often.
i just wanted to report my progress as i feel when i have one , and being almost 2.5 years post Op (next month to be exact) i am happy to report i am feeling great , in good shape, healthy , no incontinence issues, and most important as i have straggled with ED in the early stages , i am almost back to 100% (especially with oral Meds ... 50mg Viagra will go a long way in bed ).
it has been a slow but steady progress, and to those of you (that i read sometimes ) that out there at the beginning of your recovery , take your time and practice, stick to "USE it or LOSE it " Method and you will finally get there ....it does take time and patience , but never ever give up !
good luck to all
and keep us posted of your progress all the time...
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!!!