I had an erection with the catheter in. Doc said he is seeing more of that with his surgery. It did not last at all. I had sex 6 weeks after and thought wow. Did not last. I would say I was at 80 % (with Viagra) 8 months after surgery and I am about 85% pre-surgical now at 24 months. Its different, no doubt about it. But my wife of 37 years and I are very content and happy. This, thank God is not an issue.
Incontinence was 2 pads a day at 3 months and pad free, except for golfing, at 4 months and then clear at 5 months.
All the best to you.
Currently 55, surgery at 54
Normal , 2004 Biospy negative - 2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
PSA @ surgery 6
Bone and Ct scans negative
clinicaly Staged at T1C - Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008, University of Chicago.
Catheter out in 7 days normaly expected leakage
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, (3+4) 10 % of both portions of prostate
Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear, single positve margin at apex measuring less than 1/2mm.
PSA Six week < 0.1 4 month PSA <.05 6 month PSA<0.01,9 month<0.01,12 month <.008, 18 month .010, 03-21-10 (24) months .010 undetectable
Watching PSA @ 6 months for 2 years, will do salvage radiation if necessary.
Fair to Good results with Viagra, side effects are bothersome at times. Tried Levetra about the same as Viagra. Tried Cialis, think I will stay with the Viagra at 50 mg. Side effects worse at 100 mg.