Last night, I had this very pleasant surprise. It has been only two weeks and two days following da Vinci prostatectomy. I had taken a 10mg Cialis pill as part of the ED rehab program. Although my age, health and luck have played a part, I have to give the credit to my gifted surgeon and the robotic procedure.
I will be contacting Dr. Patel, but does anyone know if there is a generally recommended abstinence period following surgery for other reasons? I would think this is usually taken care of by the usual ED, there must be more and more men in my situation.
Can I safely assume that I am infertile? Looking into vasectomy a few years ago, there is a waiting period after that procedure. However, I would think that my more radical plumbing changes make that a non-issue.
Father diagnosed and cured at age 52.
08/21/07: Diagnosed with T1c cancer
1 of 12 biopsy cores positive; 10% tissue
Gleason score: 3+3=6
PSA level prior to biopsy: 4.3 (velocity < 0.4ng/ml)
10/19/07: da Vinci prostatectomy by Dr. Vipul Patel at OSUMC.
Difficult surgery due to prostate inflammation.
Both nerve bundles spared.
Spongy erections began within 24hrs of surgery!
10/24/07: Catheter out; down to 1 Serenity pad/day next day.
Final pathology: neg margins, no capsular penetration,
Gleason 3+3=6, 5% tumor involvement, multi-focal.