11-12-07 (posting moved here)
I was told the nerve bundles were largely embedded in the enlarged prostate, so I lost the great majority of them on both sides. There seems to be some blood getting down there, some response at times during stimulation, some very partial night time erections, nowhere near usable.
I've ordered a pump and don't know really what to expect from it, considering the nerve loss.
Great support from my wife.
We've been able to enjoy sex. I'm grateful to still have desire, and orgasms. I'm frequently knocked over by the sense of loss, which I'm sure is not a unique experience.
I just had a weird experience with the Vacurect pump. A sort of bubble appeared on one side of the penis, as if the all the blood had been directed to that one spot. I removed the pump immediately and tried again, with little result but at least no repetition of the problem. Has anyone experienced something like this?
Pre-op PSA: 10.2 (one lab) or 6.4 and 6.7 (another lab)
Da Vinci 9/20/07
1st post-op PSA: undetectable
Continence: dry some days, typically a couple of leaks per day
Sexual: most nerves lost because embedded in enlarged prostate. Apparently some blood flow--some nighttime enlargement--very little response. Grateful for desire and orgasms. Just ordered pump; don't know what to expect from it. Great wife.
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Post Edited By Moderator (bluebird) : 1/4/2008 10:32:08 PM (GMT-7)