Well, I got impatient, so went back to my doctor's office to get injection stuff. Had one appointment before, heard all the details and decided to come back another time. Let 3 weeks go by, and went back today.
Prior to this, I've been having slooooow results with Viagra, Cialis and ErecAid. I have had erections lately on a couple of occasions that are enough for semi-amusement and/or mastur-bation, but not suitable for intercourse.
So the physician's assistant had me put on a robe (that was much too small!) and then proceded to give me the injection. He actually guided my hand to get the injection in, so I guess I was kind of giving it to myself. I went in at a slight angle, something to improve on for next time. Anyway, the medicine is prostaglandin. He gave me what he called a low dose, which he said was a bit less than half of 9 cc. After injection and rubbing it in, he checked back a few times in 5 minute intervals.
The injection itself was a little painful, and certainly one doesn't like to see a needle going into that area! I'll see how I do with it. I did in-vitro with my wife several times and had to give her dozens of injections, so I should be somewhat experienced... I guess!
Anyway, I would say that I got a bit fuller, but hard to tell how much improvement, if any, I had. The PA gave me 3 samples to take home, of 9 cc each. No more than once a day and at least 48 hours between. If I don't have success with those, I am to go back to try a different medication. I'll give these a try. I'm mostly thinking of an occasional alternative to pump/Viagra/Cialis for now, while I (impatiently) wait for healing and a return of some erection capabilities.
More to come...
Prostate cancer diagnosed: May 15, 2006 (age 40)
Gleason score: 3+3=6
daVinci radical prostatectomy: July 25, 2006
size of tumor: approx 1.1 inches
post-surgery Gleason score: 3+4=7; negative margins from surgery
number of pads/day at 3 months after surgery: 3 to 5
number of pads/day at 4 months after surgery: 1 to 2
number of pads/day at 6 months after surgery: 0 to 1
1st post-surgery PSA: 0 (Nov 2006)
2nd post-surgery PSA: 0 (Feb 2007)
ongoing post-surgery treatment:
Cialis every other day, Viagra "on-demand", ErecAid pump daily Cialis every other day, ErecAid pump twice daily (when I can manage it)