Glen, I had DaVinci surgery 10 years ago. My uro/surgeon had only done about
50 procedures, so letting him work on me kind of flies in the face of everything you'll read on HW, but he had decades of surgery experience before transitioning to the DaVinci machine. All went very well, except for the ED part, but losing a nerve bundle and being on blood pressure meds and having Type 2 diabetes doesn't help. Anyway, I just found this entry that I put on Facebook after the prostatectomy. I had forgotten this, and it's still kind of surprising to read. I was Gleason 7 with quite a few positive cores and 65 years old at the time. I remember now that even my uro was kind of taken aback when I told him what I'd done. Here's what I wrote: "Just got home from 18 holes of golf at Petrifying Springs north of Kenosha, WI, with my 3 regular league partners. I sure didn't think I'd be back on the course just three and a half weeks after surgery, but it felt great! Thanks again to everyone who sent good wishes and prayers. They helped more than I can tell you." I had put a few pads in my bag and was probably wearing one, but the ones in the bag didn't get used. The surgery even improved my slice!!