Posted 3/27/2010 9:47 PM (GMT -6)
Soul Mate 101
I am 2 years post op. Somewhat similar stats. My Surgeon, bragged about his techniques in this department, Professor University of Chicago, I don't know about that, I wish he was better with his margins.
Honestly, I was having some difficulties in this department before surgery. Doc gave me some Viagra to try before surgery to get used to it so when I was post op I would know what to expect. Wow. it worked good before the operation and now I am just about back pre op condition, but it is of course different.
I have been experimenting with when to take Viagra. I have been taking 50 mg. several hours before activity and then 50 mg 1 hour before. Good results. I have also been using a restricting device. You can find them at any adult shop. This was helping tremdously before the op and with Viagra good results after.
Side effects are bothersome, flush, itchy eys, stuffy nose and headache. I have learned to take my other medications after sex.
I have been waking up with erections more often even without the viagra and some other suttle signs of improvement. I find that if I wait several days for any
sexual activity it seems to work better. Since surgery I am on cholestrol meds and blood pressure medicine. Both of these are not friends of my sex life. So without them I could be doing better for sure.
I know you probably know this but, tell your Doc to make the prescription for the 100 miligrams. You can always cut them to a dose that works. Insurance goes by number of pills not the dose I have learned.
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.