Glad to see you on the recovery side. Sounds like you got a decent pathology report, that is the most important part. You didn't mention, how are you doing on the incontinence front? That usally comes first during the recovery stage. Even though your nerves were spared, you have just went through major surgery. At best, these nerve bundles are traumatized. It can takes weeks or months, and sometimes longer, for them to start working again. That's why its normal to start using a pump or pills, not for pleasure, but to help the blood vessels in that area to flow again. I mostly think that you need some patience here, it has only been 7 weeks or so since you had the surgery.
Keep us posted. Sure many more will give your their 2 cents.
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
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12
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 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 in place