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Woodworker
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Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 90
   Posted 7/29/2010 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my prostatectomy on 25 July 2010.  about a month before surgery I was taking 5mg of Cialis daily and everything worked great.
 
Since surgery I continued with the 5 mg of Cialis and lately I have been taking a 20mg dose of Levitra every night instead of the cialis. 
The surgery was 5 weeks ago. Is it normal to not even have the slightest stiring (no nocturnals of any sort) this long after the surgery. 
 
I just plain don't know.  I was told that it was a nerve sparing procedure.  Any comments would be appreciated.
_________________________________________
Age : 56
Diagnosed 3/29/2010
Pre-Surgery
Placed on 5mg Cialis daily on 6/2/2010
Started pre-operative physical therapy on 6/2/2010
PSA 2.7; Gleasen (3+4) Biopsy 2 cores of 12 25% positive
 
DaVinci surgery 6/25/2010
 
Returned to work: 7/12/2010
 
Post Surgery
    Final Biopsy report
   5 slides of 35 showed 2% positive for cancer
   Clear Margins
   Final Gleason (3+4)
Incontinence:  None
ED:  Still dead as a door knob
        Still taking 5mg Cialis Daily
 
 


Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4849
   Posted 7/29/2010 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't have the slightest stiring after two years smhair
 
Right now you're still in recovery mode. The Meds are meant to keep blood flowing to mr pee wee to keep him health. Wait another five months and report back turn
Age 55   - 5'11"   215lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
11/20/09 - 18 Month PSA -> less then .01
05/18/10 - 24 Month PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.


Woodworker
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Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 90
   Posted 7/29/2010 3:07 PM (GMT -6)   
My biggest conern is that the blood flow is happening.  If it is getting that done even though there isn't any physical indications, then I am okay with that.  Overall I have been very fortunate.
_________________________________________
Age : 56
Diagnosed 3/29/2010
Pre-Surgery
Placed on 5mg Cialis daily on 6/2/2010
Started pre-operative physical therapy on 6/2/2010
PSA 2.7; Gleasen (3+4) Biopsy 2 cores of 12 25% positive
 
DaVinci surgery 6/25/2010
 
Returned to work: 7/12/2010
 
Post Surgery
    Final Biopsy report
   5 slides of 35 showed 2% positive for cancer
   Clear Margins
   Final Gleason (3+4)
Incontinence:  None
ED:  Still dead as a door knob
        Still taking 5mg Cialis Daily
 
 


Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4849
   Posted 7/29/2010 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
When I took the meds - I took em right before bedtime so I didn't have any idea what they were doing. But odds are they help make blood flow.
Age 55   - 5'11"   215lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
11/20/09 - 18 Month PSA -> less then .01
05/18/10 - 24 Month PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.


MrGimpy
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 504
   Posted 7/29/2010 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Wood,

Even though the nerves were spared they were moved, or stretched which means they need lots of time to heal

You may not ever notice a nocturnal erection
Stats:
Age: 52, PSA (2008)=1.9
Biopsy on 01/09/09, Gleason Score = 3+3
One (1) out of twelve (12) cores was positive, plus external nodule found
Surgery (Da Vinci, robotic prostatectomy): 4/7/09
Post Op Path 3+3
Removed Catheter: 04/19/09
100% bladder control - Pad free 7/09
PSA 7/09 undetectable, <0.01 - 3 months post-op
PSA 1/10 undetectable, <0.01 - 9 months post-op
Trimix provides 100% erectile function


tatt2man
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 2845
   Posted 7/29/2010 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Wood - as the others stated - you are still in recovery mode - it is a time for penile rehabilitation
-> taking the meds - I use daily cialis dosage...
-->**********g - to help get the blood flowing and the membranes stretching - you can still have an orgasm when flaccid ..
--->you can also use a vacuum pump ( high end cost or sex toy model) - to help stretching , blood flow and health of Mr. Happy

key thing is now - if you don't use it, you lose it... so have fun communicating with that body part and learning how it responds now ( or not)
and do keep in mind

you are in recovery mode - it takes time and patience -
all the best
BRONSON
.................
Age: 54 - gay - with common-law spouse of 13 years, Steve - 60
PSA: 04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86
Confirmation of Prostate Cancer: October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous samples , Gleason 7 (4+3)
Doctor: Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Radical Prostatectomy Operation: November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009
Post Surgery Biopsy: pT3a- gleason 7 - extraprostatic extension - perineural invasion - prostate weight - 34.1gm -
ED Prescription: Jan 8/2010 - started daily 5mg cialis - girth back to normal -but not much length - will go for trimix in April when I see doc
Incontinence: Feb 2010- 3-5 pads/1-2 clothes changes/day- March 3, 2010 - week 14 after surgery -finally seeing improvement - March 29- incontinence better - 1-2 pads a day - one pad at night - May 25 - 1 pad during day - 1 pad at night for security (barely needed at all) - stress incontinence at work - lifting trees and shrubs...
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
Post Surgery-PSA: - April 8, 2010 - 0.05 - I am in the ZERO CLUB - hooorah!
Next PSA - October 8, 2010 - TBA -
............

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