Well, it's been 9 months since my DaVinci. The good news is that I've now had 3 zero PSAs, and still 100% continent. I'd be happy just with that. The not so good news is that I still suffer from ED.
I tried the big three pills, and none of them work well enough for penetration, though they work pretty well to stuff me up and give me a headache. The pump only works when I'm pumping, but as soon as I take it off I lose the erection, and those rubber band things never worked for me.
So today I went to the doc and he gave me a shot of trimix in the office. I laid on a table when he gave it to me, and left the room. After 10 minutes I noticed an erection starting, without any external stimulus. He returned and I told him at that point the erection was about what it is at its max with Levitra, still not enough for penetration. He said that's OK, he had given me a lower dose, and the fact that it was working that well was a good sign. He said he wanted to check again in about 30 minutes, and that I could dress and walk around.
When I stood it got firmer, but then the ache started. For the next hour I walked around the hallways with a folder I had brought in front of me (insert favorite joke here), and I got firmer and started aching more, about a 3 out of 10.
After 30 minutes I went to the bathroom to check, and thought it was firm enough for sex, but I don't think the ache would allow it. I then went back to see the doc, and told him about the ache. He said that's normal with the first couple of times, because the penis has to get used to the blood flow. He said this is a good way to rehab the penis that way, as well as allowing for intercourse.
He is going to mix the stuff for me and in a couple of weeks I will be going back for training, and to get my supply. He said he'd like to try this for 6 months, and will help the nerves remember what they are supposed to do. He also said it might take two years for it to come back.
This gives me a lot of hope for the future, For those of you on trimix, did you have the initial ache? And does it go away with repeated use?
Age 64 yrs
8 out of 12 cores positive
Gleason Score 3+4=7
Da Vinci Surgery 08/07/2009
Upgrade Gleanson Score 4+3=7
Neg Margins and Nodes
Extracapsular extension noted but neg Extraprostatic Extention (??)
Daily Cialis 5mg slow recovery
First PSA 3 Nov 09 <0.1
Second PSA 2 Feb 10 0.01
Third PSA 1 Apr 10 <.014
Fourth PSA 19 May 10 <0.1