Les and DB,
Take courage and have faith.
I feared the same bowel issue. Could it happen? Yes. Will it happen? Statistically with probability? NO. There could be many other factors as well but occur very rarely.
DaVince is best in my mind. I had total confidence in my URO, his experience and in the technology of robotics. Being in electronics for 40 years assured me that robotics was right. Magnified vision with intensified lighting, voting computers on decisions, hand control shaking eliminated and sudden movements stopping the machine in its movement are pristine. No fear. I had about 3 hours of surgery....much less then open. Nerve sparing means that the URO surgeon must be extreme careful...............
Put your faith in your Maker and go for it or find another URO.
You will be in my prayers,
64 years old 100307; healthy; active,
married 41 years, good strong erections before surgery.
DaVinci Prostate Removal February 5, 2007
2/12 samples malignant.
Catheter removal 2/13.
Viagra 25mg every other day from 2/14 to 5/12.
Tried Viagra 100mg on occasion-no erections.
Incontinence almost gone after three months.
No pads, occasional dribble.
Lavitra every other day 5/12 to 7/22.
Muse 1000mcg - no help (50% at best).
Cialis twice a week 7/25 to 11/6/07.
Vacuum pump daily/twice a day 8/2 and going - no help.
Begin Trimix injections, two low dose per week, 11/05/07.
Currently, vacuum pump and low dose Trimix twice per week each.
Trimix in office - 0.10cc. Low dose set at 0.05cc
First drug induced erection 10/8/07....Wow!
Natural erections - 0 as of 10/25/07.
PSA's, three to date undetectable. Thank God!