Yes, hang in there. Penil rehab was not even a concept in '93, so it was over 1 1/2 years before the Dr agreed, after my questioning, to a pump. By that time, damage was done (shrinkage, scare tissue no longer elastic, etc.). Yes, the floppy orgasms are tough in that it takes forever, but the feeling is still there!!!
Doug: diagnoised age 49 (born 1943)
supporting/loving wife: Pat
1st PSA (1991): 4.0
2nd PSA (1992): 5.4
Biopsy (Nov.1992) 6 samples, all positive
Radical Prostectomy: Jan. 1993 @ age 49
Depression: Onset within 6-8 months (low testerone)
Incontenance: 6 or so weeks, with very slight problem continuing through present
Impotence: Continues through present
*Viagra/Cialas/Levitra: limited success
*Testerone Treatment: So-so success (mood swings improved)
*ErectAid: Success, but bad leak-down problem
*Recent coupling of Vigra and ErectAid: Best results, but not perfect.
1993 - 2004 PSA: 0.1
Mid 2004 PSA: 0.3
Late 2004 - Late 2006: PSA fluctates 0.2 - 0.6 (cease testerone therapy)
Feb 2007: Begin Radiation
March 2007: Complete 35 Radiation Treatments
August 2007 PSA: 0.01
August 2008 PSA: 0.04
Possible increase in PSA: Testerone Therapy???
August 2008: first (and only so far) Caverject injection--worked like it otta work, but was gone by the time we got home. Lasted about 3 1/2 hours before completly deflated! Had the oft mentioned ache. Wife hasn't been as excited as I was, so no further advancement on that front. Who knows, maybe sometime later....