Hi all, this is an interesting place that I might have found earlier, but didn't look hard enough.
I'm a 60 year old healthy male (spent my 60th in bed) having undergone an open radical prostatectomy 8 days ago. The open surgery was a breeze. I spent one day in the hospital and had no pain (have not taken any pain meds since the surgery). The path report shows the G7 disease to be contained with clear margins and no perineural spread. The left nerve was spared and the right was "questionable", but might still be there. I had the catheter out yesterday and and am delighted to not have a drop of incontinence in the 24 hours since, voiding normally, thank you God or any other spirits that are watching over me. I have a thin, attrative 41 year old wife who is anxious to help me with the "other" part of healing/rehab process and we've already started that, without much success yet, but I'm even guardedly optimistic about that. At least for the time being we've declined ED meds, but I'm certainly keeping that option open in my own mind.
As I look at this process and stages of completion, here's what I see:
Dx and acceptance - done
Curative steps - done (wait and see results)
Incontinence - seems done
Regain sexual function - well, I think I see where most of my questions here are going to be coming from.