Pharma, pump, and plenty of actual stimulation are the way to go. Good that you’re starting now. My surgeon prescribed
50 mg sildenafil (Viagra) twice a week and 100 mg once a week. I don’t know if there’s any research supporting that particular pill regimen or if it’s my own surgeon’s recipe.
ED recovery seems to have less of a clear pattern than recovery of continence. A lot depends on age and degree of nerve sparing, and your function pre-surgery.
Like you, early on I found that the meds increased blood flow but didn’t produce anything close to a usable erection. But by 9 months I was occasionally getting real usable wood. It’s still sporadic, at 12 months, but frequent enough that I’m hopeful to avoid the need for implant and to have satisfactory function by 24 months.Edited to correct senior moment: 100 divided by 2 is 50, not 20. I'm actually doing 40mg now instead of 50 -- no sense splitting those tiny 20mg generic pills.
Age 60 at dx 7/2017 biopsy G8 (4+4), 5/13 cores
RARP 8/2017 (Patel), pT3a N0 M0, 30% tumor; EPE+, SV-
PSA 1/2016, 2.9; 4/2017, 7.2; 9/2017 (post-RARP), 0.13; 10/2017, <0.05, 1/9/2018, 0.09, 1/31/2018, 0.10, 2/9/2018, <0.05(!?), 2/23/2018, 0.08.
Eligard started 3/2/2018. SRT 72Gy, 40 fractions, finished 5/8/2018
Caution: I’m not an MD and don’t know what I’m talking about
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