Herman: I was on Cialis for 5 months after DaVinci RP and zero response. No side effects from the pills but at age 58 wanted to get my sex life back ASAP. The VED did not work and it was boring using it. I think that you are very early into the healing process and what you mention does sound like you are making some recovery in the ED department. You are certainly not too early
if you want to try the injection route. It is really up to you and your wife.
If it is
important to the both of you give it a try. Go with Bimix first. Injecting is no big deal and you have a 90% chance of having perfect sex back immediately with them. No pain and simply work your way up in dosage. I started Bimix at .22 cc's in the doctors office and went as high as .26 cc's before I got the perfect dose of .23 cc's. I have done 10 injections to date (started at 5 months post RP) and it seems like my body has been "jump started" and things are getting better naturally. Runs about
$3.50 per dose (including needles). I am somewhat leary of injecting myself, so I let my wife do it. And she has gotten better each time. I think that you should ask for Bimix first, since the Tri-mix is a little more aggressive and may have some aching involved. The Bi-mix works nicely and I get 100 % erections good for 2 hours! I still take the pills and get nocturnals every night, but just knowing that you can have excellent sex whenever you want, takes a lot of the stress out of our situations. Hopefully, as with me, this may help you heal in the ED department even faster. Now is a good time to try it. I simply found a Urologist that knew about
injections and it was no big deal at all. (I did see a very "well known" ED specialist and he quickly recommended the injections but he was not on my insurance plan, so as I mentioned, I found a Urologist that "advertised" ED). Again, you really don't need a ED specialist.
For what it is worth, go for it...my only regret is not trying it sooner!
PSA: 3.3, free PSA 21%; Normal DRE
Gleason 3+3; 1 of 12 cores
DaVinci RP: 7/19/11, Chilton Hospital, NJ, Dr. Tricia Greene (highly recommended)
10% involvement, all clear
Immediate Bladder Control
Post RP Psa: 10/11 < 0.01, 1/12 <0.01.