I agree with Halbert that the bloggers use of the words all and most, imply generalizations that in today's world, are not quite accurate. Sure, lots of guys end up with reduced sexual function after surgery. But a fair amount do not.
And my DR was forthright with me before surgery, telling me that while his experience was that 80% of his patients are able to achieve erection good enough for penetration, my chances were 65%, due to the
location if the tumor. I turned out to be lucky, but I was prepared for the worst.
I did experience a lot of what the blogger talks about
, aside from the sexual aspect, especially post surgery depression.
I'm probably naive, but I can't imagine a surgeon not wanting to educate men pre surgery, about
what might not turn out to be an ideal situation.
Dx Age 64 Nov 2014, 4.3
BX 3 of 12 cores positive original pathologyG6, G6, G8 (3+5)
downgraded to 3+3=6 by tDr Epstein, JH
RALP with Dr Ash Tewari Jan 6, 2015
Post surgical pathology – G7 (3+4), ECE, Margivns, LN, SV all negative
PSA @ 6 weeks 2/15, .<02, remained <0.02 until January 2017, .02, repeat in Feb 2017, still .02. May 2017, <.1 (lab did standard test). Retest May 2017-.033, (new lab). Next test, September Decipher test, low risk, .37 score.
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