Hi Linda and Ellen,
In my case, they tell me that both bundles of nerves were spared. I do not know if having one bundle will affect the results of the injection. Does anyone know? Swimom do you?
Tamu, after the injection it takes only 5 minutes to see a response. I did not notice any soreness at the injection sight. It is a very small needle. My next injection I will go back down to 0.2 ml though. It was great it worked, but I must admit "it" really ached. It took close to 3 hours before completely relaxing. You have to be careful about your dosage. It will vary from person to person. It becomes dangerous if the erection lasts longer than 4 hours. Same warnings all ED drugs talk about. You can use the injections twice a week. You change sides each time when giving yourself injections. Hopefully, your dosage volume declines over time as the healing process continues.
If others have used the injections, please share your experience. The impotence risk was one of my biggest concerns when deciding on my treatment as I was confident they had caught my cancer early. I still do not know yet if I will regain on my own yet, but at least there are alternatives in the mean time. I hope this gives some encouragement to others.
Age:41, Lump found on routine physical. PSA:1.4, 2 of 13 cores positive, Gleason:6, DeVinci surgery on 8/8/2006