mack, thats a great post about the seemingly zero incontinence, that should be encouraging to others contemplating surgery, as it does work they way for some.
glad you are doing so well.
with all the caths i was one, 21, and for the total length of time, almost 1 1/2 years, i will testify that you do not want "wood" with any type of catheter in place. since i didn't have any ED, yet lots of cath time, it couldn't be helped at times, and its a most uncomfortable feeling. Tried a couple of manually stimulated orgasms with cath in place, while it worked per say, would not reccomend it to any one capable of doing it, as it hurt way more than it felt good. When I was on the caths, it was always best not to think or get involved in sexual thoughts, etc. Had to learn my lesson the hard way on that one.
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 2/11 1.24
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 9/10,