Hey guy, I just joined this site for the very same reason...to find others who are having ED even though the docs tell us it will "be ok" later. I am 53. Wife is 36. I was diagnosed in Nov 06, had the Davinci procedure Mar 19th 07. PSA was 5.2 at surgery time, and Gleason was 6 before and after surgery. Doc told me he got it all out! Cancer was limited to the prostate. Off the pads now, and ready to be "normal" again.
But, my younger wife says she is ok with things...but I have HUGE reservations. We have sex.....but it is not the same. I can satisfy her..but not like I used to. My little guy used to be huge, and sex was fun. And sex was often. Now I almost need tweezers to find him. Orgasms are great for me, even without an erection. I can do my own thing and really get enjoyment....and she can touch me the right way anytime and cause me to go into spasms of joy. I tried the vac tube but it was a waste of money and effort. Well, my doc got me set up for penis injections. I can be expensive - but the senior doc of the practice at age 72 looked over his glasses and asked me.....do you remember how sex was at 16???? and he told me that these shots would get my dick "way" better than it was at 16.
Well that is sort of the tueth. It does get your dick very erect very fast, so fast you will be adjusting the amount of the drug to slow it down a bit. I would recommend the shots for anyone in our pickle. They work and work good. An erection starts within minutes, and last upwrds to 2 hrs. My wife loves it. And I love it that she likes it so well. Now the bad sides. It is not very romantic to have to take a shot before sex, and spontaneous acts of sex are out. and the procedure sucks....but it hurts to talk or think about it way more than the shot itself. BUT the benefits far outway the down sides. My wife now "brags" about the shot. Tells her GF's that I am better than ever. Helps my ego for sure. And did you get this part......upwards to 2 hrs. Know how much sex one can manage in that time???? My wife is usually smiling and asleep while I am still trying to get one more orgasm before the erection goes down. What a problem......:)
I hope this helps you as much as it has me. My insurance pays for the meds. I have to pay for the needles....no big deal. And the "off the helf" stuff in most pharmacies goes for $100 for 2 injections. BUT, my doc sent me to a "compounding pharmacist" meaning he can make the stuff. One 10 ML vial gives me enough for about 30 injections. For $69.00. This is much cheaper than cialis or viagra.
To make sure this wonder drug worked for me, the doc's male nurse administered a "test dose" in the office. 1/4 dose was given. It worked fast, and presctriptions in hand off I went. The hardest part of the whole ordeal (no pun intended) was the walk to me truck from the doc's office with a boner that would not go down till way past my driving time home. I hope you have the same problem......and to he honest....after 3 months without an erection...I was pretty darned proud of it and kind of hoped others would notice...:)
Anyone who has been on the injections longer than my one month, i would appreciate feedback.