1. At my six week post op appointment my urologist recommended injections but since my insurance(Blue Cross/BlueSheld) covered the cost of a vacuum device he wrote me a prescript
ion for one. I got it in about
a week and began using it twice a day for rehab purposes and it took about
a week before I got an erection good enough for penetration. The rings were not comfortable and the rection was kind of floppy and did not do much for my wife.
2. After the frustrations with the pump I tried injections at the 3rd month after surgery. The medication, Caverjet, gave me penile aching which lasted for three weeks. It took me a while to get back motivated and then used Bimix and it worked. This was about
6 months post op. The Bimax works very well and there is no penile aching. The small needle that is used is just a pin prick. I should have gone injections earlier.
Diagnosed 7/6/06, 1 of 10 core samples, 40%,Stage T1c, Gleason 3+3
Da Vinci on 11/01/06, Catheter out on 11/13/06
56 Years Old
Post Op Path, Gleason 3+3, Approx. 5% of prostate involved
Prostate Confined, margins clear
Undetectable PSA on 12/18/06
No more pads as of 1/13/07
Began injections in April '07