piano, not saying you feel this way, but many assume i am concerned about the loss of the sex drive part, especially considering i have experienced zero ED through this entire bizzare journey. can honestly say my reservations have nothing to do with sex. a few years back, i needed to be on lexapro, and it essential took away all sexual desire, in fact, while it never stopped my ability, i just never gave it another thought. i am very prone historically to bad side effects in general, and that concerns me deeply. i dont want to end up a different person personality wise, don't want to get mean or aggitated towards my loved ones, etc. seems like a lot to go through, for some that eventually will cease to work, and knowing there is no curative hope at that point. of course, any of us could drop dead of a heart attack long before any cancer does its dirty deed.
fairwind, i have read the great walsh work many times cover to cover, i have read his opinions on the subject, and he does make some good points.
jan, i am glad to hear that news about your husband, hope he continues to do so well
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