An, you and Paul might get a kick out of this story --- speaking of 95%.
When I had my first interview with my surgeon my wife was with me and we asked about
ED and he said, "Well, one thing I can promise you, erections aren't going to be any better after surgery than before!" And then he turned to my wife and with a mischevous smile said to her, "And ...... it's not always so great now, is it? "
We both laughed out loud. I think it was then we decided we really liked this doctor.
Of course, for you young 52 year olds it won't be so funny, but it sure put us at ease and brought a huge grin to our faces.
Good on you both!
Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours. Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn --- perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7
First post op PSA Sept 09 less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23, 2009 less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on April 9, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on July 9, 2010 (one year) less than 0.02