The health insurance firms should be lobbied and griped at hard for the common approach of "sex drugs" for recovering PC patients.
I understand why they won't pay for them for any recreational use, you know, the young stud that wants to be super stud, or the lifetime drunkard that cant get it up any other way.
For the kind of ED we talk about
, and for the men that need the meds, it is a medical nesecssity, not a luxury. It should be a standard part of rehab for our patients. They could at least pay for what is needed for the first year to two years, then back it off after them.
For the men that the drugs would directly help, its a shame that many, are denied them ,or forced to buy them outside the USA to get them at all.
David in SC
57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.33rd Biopsy
: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3Open RP:
11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09Path Rpt
: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence: 1 Month ED: Non issue at any point post surgery
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, Cath #9 in 35 days, 12/7/9 - Cath #10 in place