Mag, and Alfred, I still think your premise is very interesting. I know so little about
anatomy, just wanted to make sure everyone was in agreement how the basic "hardware" works, and in the correct order. This is why men that have vasectomies shoot "blanks". Their prostates are still producing the fluid portion, minus the sperm which no longer can physically reach since they have been snipped.
We who have lost our prostates through surgery, of course no longer produce even the ejaculate fluid, and our paths to the testicles are severed as well, So we shoot dry blanks.
A few, my self being one of them, have quite a bit of pre-ejaculate being produced from the cowpen's gland. But hardly in the scale of a pre-surgery explosion. Sadly, since my SRT has ended, I seemed to have lost that ability, not that it did me any good post surgery. It may or may not return after the full radation effects abates.
Right now, and I am keeping my fingers crossed, the SRT hasn't messed up my lack of ED, or desire. My biggest hangup is often being in to much other pain to want to be real sexually active. But that's another issue.
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, no problem post SRT
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 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4, Caths #11 and #12 same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, Caths #13 & #14 same time, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days