Re: Confusion over ed
One of the main problems in PCa surgery is ED because dissection of the nerves inducing erection, however not all is lost. It just takes more time to some guys to return to a normalcy, which is also dependent on the process of open surgery or robotic, and to the patient’s age.
After my surgery I got a list of sexual manners recommended by the doctor in charge of ED matters. I choose VED (pump) and used V but nothing was very tempting as it would be at the wrong timing or the procedure would turn both of us off. The combi, however was helpful in exercising to maintain penile length and in the stimulation of inner nerves (avoiding penis atrophy).
The intent to sex was always very strong on me (50 years old), and for my surprise, 4 months after RP I start to experience a sort of natural erection (pointing to the 4 o’clock mark more than to the 2 o’clock) which was quite enjoyable but without the ejaculation process. My doctor told me that I was not an exceptional case. Our nerve system starts using different path to send down the signals.
There are newer ways today such as Muse (alprostadil), consisting of a pellet that is placed in the penis urinary opening using a plastic applicator. You may find other ways in the book named "Saving Your Sex Life (J Mulhall)”, were the author mentions about the value of our partners to reach that erection without tools.
Just practice and give more time for a reasonable recovery.
I wish you good results, Merry Christmas.
Last edited by Baptista; 12-21-2010 at 04:20 AM.