i will present still a different case. miracles do happen. as you can see, you have men with both sides spared, and total ED even after a couple of years. in my case, left side totally removed, right side left, because of surgical difficulties, and dr. noted that right side was damaged. yet despite that, i have had no ED problems. As soon as I had healed enough, was able to have full and regular errections, just as good as prior to surgery. my own surgeon is still amazed and puzzled to this day. in that dept, i am one of the lucky few. but there are other men here that have had no ED too, not many, but it can happen. I have recently been through SRT, and so far, the radiation hasn't effected me in the ED dept, still able to have full errections when desired.
i have never used a pump, sex pill, or injections. with all my other issues, thankful ED hasnt been one of them. so you never know what you are going to get until you get to the other side, that is one of the considerations a man should understand before undergoing surgery. there are no promises or guarantees ahead of time.
i wish you all the best in your decision and ultimate treatment
david in sc
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path 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, 4/8 .04, next one: July
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, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 31 days, 5/24 put in Cath #17