Vicky, Take a deeeeep breath. I know exactly how you feel. I was there just 2 months ago. My dad died from this in 1997. He was 53 years old. Surgery was not an option for him, but it was for Kurt. Yes, the doctors expect full recovery. It is frustrating at times, for both of us, but the most important thing is the cancer is gone. He takes Viagra everyother night and pumps 2 times per day. I think that we are ahead of schedule at times, and right on track the rest of the time. It does take time. We will be 5 weeks post surgery tomorrow, and only in our 2nd week of trying to get an erection. So, being said that he can achieve some hardening, I would have to say that the nerves work, they are just mad at being manipulated and cut during the procedure, haha. They will get over it eventually, and our life, though changed forever, will get back to normal.
I posted a thread around the beginning of March about
what to have ready for after surgery. If you want, we can bring it back up to the top. We got a lot of great advice there for surgery needs. We were set!! Eventhough we traveled six hours away.
Good luck to you. Keep posting. Courtney
Kurt & Courtney
47 year old
Great Health prior to dx
Dx on 1/29/07
Gleason 3+3=6, both lobes
Stage T2c, I believe
Tumor involves 20% of cores, both lobes
Live in OK
Da Vinci scheduled 3-14-07 in Austin
Post-Op Gleason 6, Stage t2c nx mx YAAAAA HOOOOOO!