As a 6-8 cup per day coffee drinker, I can understand your problem. I tried to switch to decaf too, I agree with you - YUCK! It may have been just a coincidence, but I did notice an improvement when I switched from regular to Folger's 1/2 Caff. The taste difference wasn't really noticable, and I haven't had the headaches I was getting from the straight decaf (caffine withdrawl, I assume). I drink less these days, 2-3 cups, and I'm sure consuming less caffine is good for me. I'm down to one slightly wet ultra thin pad per day, headed for complete dryness I hope!
BTW, I still drink regular coffee when I go out, with no noticeable increase in leakage.
June 2005 - Age 53 PSA 4.8 at regular physical
October 2005 - After several rounds of anti-biotics, PSA 5.2 at Urlogist
November 2005 - Biopsy negative
July 2006 - PSA 5.9 at regular Physical
October 2006 - After several more rounds of anti-biotics PSA 8.1
November 2006 - Second biopsy - Positive
December 2006 - Gleason (3+4=7), Tumor T1c, CT Scan and Bone Scan Negative
January 2, 2007 Robotic Prostatectomy, University of Rochester Medical Center - Tumor confined but larger than thought, only one nerve able to be spared. Margins clear.
February 2007 - Three to four pads a day, no erection with viagara.
March 2007 - Down to two pads a day, had first intercourse with Erecaid pump and bands, otherwise still flat tire.
April 2007 - First Post-Surgical PSA 0.02 and a great relief! Down to one pad a day. Still unable to achive erection without pump.
May, 2007 - Still one pad a day, even try a smaller pad on occasion. Slight improvement on the ED.
July, 2007 - Six Month Post-op: PSA 0.04 still Non-Detectable. One small pad/day for a few drops only! No change in ED.
"If patience is a virtue, I feel like the most virtuous guy on the planet!"
Post Edited (Mike A) : 9/25/2007 6:28:50 AM (GMT-6)