New guy Mik001 posted on my sticky threadwww.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=1717641
Mik has some questions. This is what he posted:Hi Alfred,
I am very grateful for providing such useful information. I had my da Vinci surgery on August 6, 2010. So far no unexpected complications. As for the ED issue, I am taking 2.5 mg cialis daily and will upgrade to 5.0 mg cialis daily next week. My question is should I take higher dosage, say 10 mg cialis daily for better effect? Also, I have been walking about 40 minutes a day for two and half weeks now and was wondering if I could switch from walking to jugging? Last night I experienced dry orgasm with no erection which made me worry a whole lot but I feel much better after reading your post - thanks!
I have a two year old daughter and was wondering if I could start picking her up again next week without experiencing any complications? It has been very difficult for the past almost 4 weeks without being able to pick her up. Thank you in advance for any insight you might offer or share on these issues.
Da Vinci surgery 8/6/2010
Age - 42
Gleason score 3+3=6
Incontinence - using 1-2 pads per day
6 weeks on from surgery I think Mik is doing great.
Medication dosage questions need to be dealt with by a doc not us "Amateurs".
A doc should also be the one to tell you when it is okay to lift anything more than about
ten pounds. But there is a difference between lifting something up and carrying it. If you bend down and pick your daughter up, then that will put a lot of strain on the bits of you that have been messed about
by the operation (especially the bits inside). However, if you get someone to help you, try this, get your daughter to stand on a table, then take hold of her without doing anything that raises or lowers where her weight is; hug her etc and then put her back on the table.
I was walking for about
an hour a day once the catheter came out, which was a week after surgery, so maybe you should try doing more than 40 minutes walking a day. A lot of guys recommend having several shorter sessions of walking rather than one long one. I'd recommend that you increase the amount of exercise you take in gradual steps. Suddenly switching from a 40 minute walk one day to a jog the next might over do it. And I wouldn't set off running when you leave the house and then find yourself a mile from home and in trouble. Perhaps go for a walk and then finish by jogging the last few hundred yards when you can see your front door and know that you are heading for a place you can rest if it doesn't work.
Born Jun ‘60
Apr 09 PSA 8.6
Biop 2 of 12 pos
29 Jul 09 DaVinci AVL-NKI Amsterdam
6 Aug 09 Cath out
PostOp Gleason 3+4 Bladder neck & Left SVI -T3b
No perin’l No vasc invasion Clear margins
Dry at night
21 Sep 09 No pads daytime
17 Nov 09 PSA 0.1
17 Mar 10 PSA 0.4 sent to RT
13 Apr 10 CT
28 Apr 10 start RT 66Gy
11 Jun 10 end RT
14 Sep 10 PSA <0.1
Post Edited (English Alf) : 9/15/2010 1:26:07 AM (GMT-6)