Good deal, Pete. We discusssed this issue today and Doc said he prescribes Viagra 25mg, and after a couple months or so I had no response, then he would prescribe a pump. I told him I was willing to try the pump if he wished , but that if left to me, I would go straight to the injections both for function and therepy. He didn't seem adverse to the idea and asked me if I had done a lot of research about
it. I told him I had, and felt this might be a better thing for me. He said he would be interested in following up closely with the results if we did go this route, that maybe this is another viable alternative. He is a younger Doc. who works daily with a older Doc who is much more experienced in general Urology terms and I suspect he tends to follow his lead. He told me that other Doc had begun prescribing the pump to his patients 6 months ago for penile lenghtening and erections, using it in the shower to keep an erection the length of the shower and he had begun doing the same, based on the other guys patient results. This guy is a wonderful doctor and surgeon, with no ego and seems willing to let the patient participate in their treatment plan and is adaptable to new ideas that my not be his. All in all, I feel I got the best Doc and the best procedure in town. lol Anyway, I wander off course now, but will be interested in your progress with the injections. It still seems the best option for us, once the aversion to the physical process is overcome. lol
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4/19/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist
4/26/07 Urologist prescribes 3 weeks of antibiotics/anti-inflam. due to past history of Prostatis. DRE- nothing detected but 'gross enlargement"
6/5/07 Recheck of PSA: 6.7, biopsy scheduled.
7/11/07 Biopsy- 16 core samples, ultrasound size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07 Pathlogy report: 3 of 16 cancerous/ 5% involved, left lobe top, center, bottom, Gleason 3/3:6.
8/3/07 Decision made for conventional RP surgery, scheduled for Sept. 24.
9/24/07 Conventional Radical Retropubic surgery performed
9/26/07 Post-op Path Report: Gleason unchanged 3+3=6 Staging pT2c,
Prostate 110 gms, 2.2"x2.2"x1.75"
10/5/07 - Catheter out, no leaks, good control, so far, so good- end of first day
1st PSA scheduled 11/15/07