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I was saddened to hear about your brother's pain, suzieq. I had my RRP exactly 11 months ago today at the age of 47 and nerves were supposedly spared on one side. Unfortunately there is only very occasional and limited signs of natural erection, with just slight improvement using Viagra or Cialis.

I am blessed, however, with a very loving and patient and supportive partner. We enjoy all kinds of sexual play and contact, including oral and manual stimulation and even toys. A guy doesn't need an erection to be sexually aroused or even to have an orgasm. My angel is completely understanding. It helps that I show how she excites me in many ways and she knows that even though my response isn't quite so visible as before, it is not due to any failing on her part.

Now for the technical part. If your brother has not done so already he should demand that his urologist or family doctor refer him immediately to a specialist in erectile dysfunction (ED). There are many available treatments. I'll say up front that they all have their drawbacks but if an active sex life is important to your brother he owes it to himself to check them out fully.

I have been using injection therapy since last May. This is where you inject a small dose of medication (the best is a tri-mix of several meds) using a fine insulin-type needle directly into the penis. The medication dilates the blood vessels in the penis, bypassing the damaged nerves entirely.

The injection is admittedly inconvenient and takes practice (I'm still trying to get it right every time), and for some the needle is just too nerve-wracking. But it can also produce the most magnificent, long-lasting erection a guy could ever imagine, lasting a few hours even through multiple orgasms (for him and her!)

If the needle isn't right for your brother there are other options including pumps and implants. He should find a doctor who understands the importance of good sexual health and take action soon.

Good luck and let us know how your brother is doing.
dear Pos - here goes -
I was 49 when diagnosed PCa out of no where. My dad died when I was 25 - my brother in law at age 30. I have been the man of the family for years running a family business, teaching school and taking care of all the needs of the "widows". My wife has respitory problems - prednisone has caused weight gain which has caused bouts of depression. When I was diagnosed, I wondered what am I going to do? Within our household, I shop, cook, clean, pay all the bills etc.

About 10 years ago I let go of the family business - I had too. I work in a public school with troubled students age 12 - 15. In this capacity, I am the eternal problem solver and peace maker between parents, students, teachers, counselors and law enforcement and other social agencies.

Since surgery, I just seem to live one day at a time looking forward to retirement. I had horrible nightmares - my father lost more than just his prostate gland to the wonder disease. I would wake up screaming clutching my genitals repeating "you're not taking that too". I think I suffer from PTSD. Lexapro has helped and I take miripex for restless leg syndrome. From the way my hands shake, I wonder if I have Parkinsons.

I would love to work with a trusted therapist. In my job, I know everbyody in the area and they are mostly women. Sure - I would love to share with some good looking, young therapist that I am impotent, sometimes incontinent and feel like crap. I can't stand large groups anymore - I prefer to be alone or just at home. I presume I feel safer.

A friend works for the American Cancer Society. He suggested a meeting - everyone was 80 - I don't care who has the best deal on depends for the week.

So - I muddle on - everyone looks at me and its like wow! You look great. Yes I do - inside I am a mess. Subjects change when I am with the guys. Viagra - cialis - what a joke. Injections - I just could not do so. VED works but I find it painful - sex is more of a chore than pleasure. Before surgery, my uro described me as compact. Now, all the jokes about getting the tweezers to go to the bathroom hit home.

I am grateful to presently have no PSA level - I really wonder when it will return and where and will I be able to deal with it.

Thanks for asking - sorry to be no so upbeat. Somewhere, some how I need to find someone to vent and share with what I truly feel.

Hope your situation is good - I never knew life could change so dramatically - especially when so many things that I shouldered at a young age.