OK, some questions on this topic.
I was very pleased with the continence issue. I had minimal issues with incontinence and was 100% continent within 6 weeks post-surgery. So, that went well -- that's the good news.
The ED issue is almost the opposite. First of all, early on I took viagra, but that didn't do anything, so I stopped. I purchased a vacuum device, but never used it. In all honesty, for me the ED is the LEAST IMPORTANT issue by far (first is beating the cancer, which is still not looking all that great and second but very important was the aforementioned continence issue). But I digress.
I noticed that with enough stimulation, I can get an orgasm (quite pleasurable, too). It is ONLY IMMEDIATELY AFTER AN ORGASM that I get a decent semblance of an erection. But it doesn't last long and is not quite sufficient for my purposes. So, 2 questions:
1) I think I will get back on the pill (I think it is not the viagra but the other one that ADC sells). Have any of you had no success with the pill but then later success?
2) I am 9+ months post-surgery. The folks at Ford said I should get woody back in 1-2 years. Have any of you experienced the return after that length of time? Also, when it came back was it kind of sudden (like what is this thing standing up here)?
I really don't want to bother with a vacuum device or injections.
PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (PSAf: 24%), PCA3 =75 .
Biopsy 11/30/09. Gleason 4+3. Stage: T1C. Current Age: 64
Surgery: Dr. Menon @Ford Hospital, 1/26/10.
Pathology Report: G 4+3. Nodes: Clear. PNI: yes. SVI: No. EPE: yes. Pos. Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. 100% continent by 3/10. ED- in progress. First post-op PSA on 3/10/10-: 0.01. PSA on 6/21/10--0.02. 9/21/10--0.06