BillyBob thanks for the well wishes. I hope I haven't discouraged you from any procedure that could help.
Islandtime you hit the nail on the head on playing the hand you are dealt!
Oh no, not at all TD. At least no more than you are a confirmation of what I have learned from others here over the last 6 years or so. Combined with my own experiences working 36 years in surgery(anesthesia) plus as an RN before that and a military medic before that. And that is that I don't want any surgery or even RT or even prescript
ion drugs unless I absolutely have to have it. All of those can save your life, but they also often have their own unwanted side effects as a trade off, so I want to make sure I really want them and need them before subjecting myself to them.
As for AUS or sling, during my first 6 months - 1 year of recovery, I was just longing for the time to pass where it could be declared that I was a candidate for some surgical help. But once adequate time had passed that maybe someone would be willing do perform that surgery for me, my problems were no longer large enough that I was willing to go through any of that and add a new round of possible negative outcomes, the least of which might be just not much improvement. But, if I had that surgery and all went well, I would definitely enjoy some additional improvements in a couple of areas, but as it is I have just not been willing to take the gamble. If I was still like I was in my first 6 months, you can bet I would.
Same thing for penile prosthesis. about
a year or two back I was convinced I was going that route, and was researching the heck out of which far away docs to use. But then it came to me that I have never had an actually pleasurable orgasm since surgery(not even with pump or injection produced wood), and I was not assured that would change just because I had that implant. I have never improved one bit on the urine ejaculation thing, so really I would need an AUS or sling done at the same time. And a few other problems that a lot of men my age have no matter how well they can perform, like partner issues for instance. So, I backed out again. I ended up feeling it was just not worth the ordeal and the gamble on bad outcomes. If circumstances were somewhat different, I might well go for it and take the gamble. Or, I might change my mind in the future. But, hey, I'm 70, and so is my wife. Considering average life spans and such- even for men that don't have high risk cancers- even if I could perform like a champ and didn't even have the urine with orgasm problems and could have a pleasurable orgasm, how many years of all of that do I have left at best? Maybe not many, so I remain on the fence regarding corrective surgeries. But for others, those treatments might be just the ticket.