An, thank you for your concern! Yes, Ron does get down about
the pain. It is almost always there. As you know he had this before dancing with da Vinci. A week after the pain procedure, it eases up. At this point, we are praying for a miracle! Time with the Grandchildren does cheer him up, though.
ED is still the monster in the bedroom. I don't know how to explain, but the actual act isn't as important as the intimacy, the hugging, the kisses, back rubs, etc. Can you believe it's been almost a year since our guys had their surgery? How is Paul's spirits? I hope life is being good to you!
P.S. - Did you ever figure out that Aimzee is a nickname?
Husband Ron, age 63
4/1/10 PSA 5.5 Prostate size = 50 grams
Biopsy on 4/20/10 12 samples... Adenocarcinoma: 3 positive on right side, one core left base (5% ` 0.5 mm) - two cores of left lateral mid
(20% ~ 2mm, 10%, 10% ~ 1mm) - No Perineural Invasion
Gleason 6 (3+3)
Bone Scan/CT Negative (2 lesions on liver)
8/18/10 - Da Vinci Prostatectomy
Post Op: Gleason 7 (3+4)
Negative surgical margins and lymph nodes
Both nerve bundles spared
Catheter - 13 days
ED / NO incontinence.
Went to rehab to build up Pelvic floor
Post Surgery PSA 8 weeks - 0.01
6 mo. PSA - 0.01
10 mo. PSA - 0.01
Post Edited (Aimzee) : 7/5/2011 6:15:09 AM (GMT-6)