Everyone's results will be different just as incontinence results will vary. I had to have additional surgery 22 months after my DaVinci to stop the leaking while another patient who had his surgery by my surgeon 2 hours after me was dry in 6 weeks.
I know you are talking about
ED, my point is your DH can follow his doctor's ED plan and it may or may not work for him. But the key is to have a plan, right?
My surgeon has performed over 7,000 RP's and his ED treatment plan was:
1) start taking Viagra 72 hours AFTER the catheter is removed. He had me take 50 mg on Monday, 50 Mg on Wednesday and 100 Mg on Friday.
His plan allowed me to get 100 Mg Viagra pills and break 1in half for Monday and Wednesday. Most insurance companies either don't pay for Viagra or the co-pay is very high. (That is another story) get you DH's doctor to start you out with free samples.
2) 4 weeks after the catheter was removed, I was to continue the pills but add the VED pump daily but on the Friday pill, I was to try to stimulate an erection.
To my surprise, the pump helped me get an erection right away.
Ask me if I am back to normal now and I would have to say no.
His plan was to try to get blood flowing ASAP to that area to begin waking up the nerves which can take time, a lot of time.
Trimix scares me. Not the shot itself but the possible side effects. I know Peter DA has had no problems with Peyronies Disease but several guys here at HW have had problems and they used Trimix.
I can obtain an erection using this treatment plan and have orgasms but not a hard enough erection for penetration.
Hey, it is the new normal, I was expecting nothing after my surgery but my wife and I can still enjoy sex.
I was unaware, like many of us here, that you can have an orgasm without a full erection. And, the climax is even more intense, at least for many of us, than before surgery.
Good luck to your DH and you with his surgery. Most of us have 3 things in mind before surgery:
1) Get the cancer out
2) Get dry
3) Have sex again
Notice the order! The main thing is to have an ED plan. You don't want to wait 6-12 months without doing anything. Like the old saying goes, "use it or loose it!"
Bill from Florida
Age - 63
Feb. 2012 - PSA 18.5 Biopsy 4/27/12
Positive 10 of 12 cores, Gleason 6 then
Da Vinci Surgery 07/17/12, Dr. Vipul Patel
EPE, positive margins, Gleason 3+4=7, involving 50% of gland, prostate weight 57 g. Stage pT3a, Lymph node involvement: 0/4
All post-op PSA tests through 10/15/13 undetectable <0.1
PSA 1/15/14 0.1, 4/1/14 - <0.1, 6/24 - 0.1
AUS AMS 800 installed 4/11/14 finally dry
Post Edited (Big Mac) : 8/14/2014 9:36:01 PM (GMT-6)