Hi all, this is a real issue with me. I'm single and the thought of being impotent for the rest of my life is terrifying. I am considering the DaVinci procedure and have a surgery date scheduled for 2/6/07. In the interim, while waiting I am looking for more information regarding ED. Of course, my primary objective is to remove the cancer.... period. But the ED and contenence issue is a powerful secondary issue that leaves me preoccupied. I've interviewed 3 surgeons who do the DaVinci procedure. The surgeon I've selected made it a point of emphasizing post-operative therapies to help blood circulation to reduce the incidence of ED including taking Viagra (or something equivalent) every 3rd day post-op and using a penile pump. I'd never seen a pump except those that are advertised on sex ads. I never took the subject seriously until now. He mentioned if that doesn't work that he can give 'shots". Shots????? Where???? Ugh!!!! Somehow, I'll live with whatever comes my way.
- 56 year old male, divorced
- Diagnosed: 10/12/06
- Gleasons: 3+3, 3+4
- Last PSA 7/6/06: 2.1
- Scheduled a DaVinci Robotic procedure for Feb 6th
- In control, but partially terrified about the future