Vthiker-----I thought we had the club door locked tight, but apparently you were able to wedge your way in!---------seriously, welcome! Good advice above from Jazzman. Knowledge is power in terms of your ultimate decision with respect to treatment of any kind. We are here to provide support and as much info as we can. Read and ask questions, and then ask and read some more.
Arnie in DE
Age 56 (biopsy & surgery)PSA
8/19/08--4 of 12 cores positive; 5% involvement, Gleason 6 (3+3) Surgery
1/26/09-DaVinci Robotic Prostatectomy at Presbyterian Medical Center/HUP-Phila, PA
Dr. David Lee Pathology Report
- Adenocarcinoma, no capsular involvement, seminal vesicles clear, lymph nodes clear, negative margins, Gleason 7 (3+4), Stage T2C, NO MX, Prostate 61.8 grams, gland involvement 2-10%
Catheter removed after 8 days, totally dry at 3 months. ED issues continue, Viagra (via ADC) nightly (100mgs), VED use in earnest at 6 months. "Ball Park Frank" plumping at this point......ED at 10 months continues to improve, albeit slowly. Continued daily use of 100mg Viagra (ADC). Discontinued pump use; manual stimulation to varying states of erections; achieved penetratable erection on a couple of occasions----At 13 months, nocturnal erections are frequent. Still taking 100mg of ADC Viagra nightly. Libido still in the dumper, but working on it with doctors.
3 month PSA--<0.1
6 month PSA--<0.1
10 month PSA--<0.1
18 month PSA--<0.1