open RRP on 10/23/09. Have been surprised how well the surgery and recovery have gone. Just drip a bit now. However, the ED is another story and I can feel your pain. To go from "springing" into action at the thought of a good time to nothing, zip, nada now is a major disappointment.
However, I could not live knowing the cancer was in me and the chances were very good that it would be all removed.
From the discussion in this forum, it looks like we may have to wait up to a year for ED reovery. Gonna be a long cold winter and long hot summer!