Last night, for the first time in almost one year, I had a nighttime erection! Wooo! Hooo! Not a very impressive one, but one without any medical, or otherwise, assistance. My lovely wife said I should have woken her up, but it really was not THAT erect for such things. However, maybe things are starting to improve. One can hope.
Pre-op PSA: 4.1
Gleason grade: 3+4=7, present in both lobes, at least 1.1 cm, and occupying less than 5% of prostate by volume. pT2c NX MX
No lymphatic/vascular invasion present.
Seminal vesicles and extraprostatic soft tissue free of tumor.
Inked margins are free of tumor.
High grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia is present
Robotic RP: Sept. 15th, 2009 1 day in hospital, cath out on 9th day
Post-op PSA: at 4 weeks ---> .04
at three month intervals -> .03; .02 .05 (darn it!)
ED: Improvement is very slow but there are positive signs. Doc has NOT put me on ED drugs yet but I am starting to anyhow.
Surgery: Dr. Jim Hu. Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston