The recent posts on this topic are interesting.
14 months post surgery. I am fully continent, but still have ED issues. I get a response from the drugs, but not enough for intercourse. Orgasms, when they happen, are less intense than before.
I sense some return of the nerves, but nothing that consistent yet.
I've seen a specialist in ED, and he thinks my progress is normal. He says, in his experience, the mean time for a PC surgery patient to regain healthy nerves is two years.
However, I have a real decrease in libido. I mentioned that to the doctor, and he nodded but had nothing to say. I have not had my testosterone level checked. Like others here have said, prior to surgery I could get aroused easier than now. I wonder if it is fear of failure. I've read that fear has a negative effect on the erection process.
Anyway, the lack of desire puzzles me. My wife is understanding and there is no issue there. But I'm sort of searching for a clue to a healthier libido.
Age at diagnosis-66 Diagnosed 6/16
RALP 10/16 at U of Chicago, Dr. Shalhav. Experienced internal bleeding post op requiring transfusion of 2 units.
Pathology Gleason 3+4=7, tumor volume 15% Margins negative except for one focal margin, .1mm
PSA @ 6 wks <0.02;16 wks <0.02; 5/17 <0.02; 10/17 <0.02