bro. piano is correct. i saw his post to your question. my left nerves were removed in my open surgery. due to difficulties, surgeon was unable to access and/or remove right side nerves, surgical notes stated "right nerves left, and appeared damaged" or something to that extent.
its true, i have never experienced a day of ED. i was on a catheter for 63 straight days after surgery. even my surgeon won't take credit for the lack of ED. He is still amazed.
i have never used a pump, never used any ED drugs, never did an injection. after the cath was finally removed, was able to have full natural errections.
since then, i have had 6 stricture corrective surgerys, 2 months of SRT, and most recently, this severe ileal conduit surgery, and despite that, not a hint of ED.
the only difference, ever since SRT, can still orgamsn as easily, and still lasts as long, but the "good" feeling part no where as intense as before SRT.
i came on to answer your post, as i think its important, and i want it to give hope to you, that even with one nerve, all things are possible. i know mine might be a fluke, but it is a fact none the less.
good luck to you, as you find an answer.
david in sc, now going back off line
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10