My DaVinci was 8/20, so we're at about the same point in trying to get back to normal. At my 6-week post--op, my uro gave me some sample 36-hour Cialis tabs which have had no observable effect at all. I also went to the Cialis website and downloaded a coupon for a free 30-day supply of daily Cialis, which I'll take to the pharmacy with a prescription from my uro.
I asked about other types of re-hab, and he said, not just yet.
My wife thinks I'm beginning to show some signs of depression. She says I hang out on this site too much, and I've basically lost almost interest in trying anything sexual until something wakes up down below, if it ever does. The sessions we've had have lost most of the fun factors that I used to enjoy so much. Oven the orgasm is generally a pale shadow of what it used to be.
My uro is also my surgeon, and I don't see him again until mid-January. I haven't had a post-op PSA and am uneasy on that score also.
Everybody around me marvels at my recovery and says I'm doing incredibly well, but I just don't feel it on the inside. It's as if any last semblance of youthfulness has been taken from me. I'm having trouble fallling asleep at night, and am just having trouble feeling like my old self. Maybe a lot of guys go through this down phase, but I definitely need to work through it.
More pertinent to this current thread, I just can't imagine injecting myself. I guess I might do it for my wife, but at this point I don't feel motivated to do it for me.
On a more "up" note, I've been going "commando" all day (at least in terms of a pad) and have had no problems. So, that's a plus.
Dx in June 2010.
PSA gradually rising for 3 years to 6.2
Biopsy confirmed cancer in 6 of 12 cores, all on left side
Gleason 7 (3 + 4)
Bone scan, CT scan, rib x-rays all negative.
DaVinci surgery late August at Advocate Condell, Libertyville IL
Negative margins; negative seminal vesicles
Smooth recovery; 18 holes of golf at 4 weeks.
Continence OK after 7 weeks. ED continues