Mr. Gimpy, for the sake of accuracy, I am one in our group that has never taken any ED meds, pills or injections, and never used a pump. With only the right side nerve bundle left after surgery, I experienced no ED whatsover. While I was on catheters for 63 straight days after surgery, once the cath was removed, was, and have been able to have full errections with no other aids or meds. I realize that I am a small group in that situation, I know there's at least 3-4 others here like me. Makes no medical or surgical sense, even my own doctor won't take credit for the sucess there. Just how it happened to work out for me. Even post radiation, so far, had not taken that away from me, though, I am usually in too much post-radiation damage pain to even want to think about
having sex in the "normal" sense of the word.
Had I needed help with ED, I would have started with the pump based on the accounts of JamesC here and several other men. It is important to get that blood circulating through the penile area, even if its not for recreational purposes.
There are a lot of good threads here at HW related just to the nuiances of pumps, drugs, and injections.
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, 4/8 .04, next one: July
Latest: 7/9 cath #6 - 41 days, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - 38 days, mapped 9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4, Caths #11 and #12 ,Cath #11 - 21 days, Cath #12 - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, Cath #13 - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 31 days, Cath #17 - 39 days, 7/2 - Corr Surgery #6, 7/2 - Caths #18 & #19