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Cancer: Prostate board


New York Girl,
I had robotic surgery last September. I am 51 years old. It was not big deal at all. My priorities were 1) Get rid of cancer, 2) Urinary control, 3) return of erections. I think #1 is accomplished. #2 cath was in for six days and no urinary problems at all. I was lucky there also. Regarding #3. Erections have not returned. Viagra and Cialis give me one big headache. I am a long way from giving up on the erection problem. I do feel very bad for my wife at this time but she says she understands. I also feel slightly bad for myself. I believe erections will return like they do for so many men with the nerve sparing technique. I am going to look into getting shots shortly to get things going. It is very stange AND TAKES GETTING USED TO that I can not get an erection with the women I love so much and who cares for me so much.

Regards and good luck!
New York Girl-
When you ask how active my husband was before surgery, I don't know whether you mean sexually or with exercising , so I will address both. My husband was only 55 when he was first diagnosed with (aggressive Gleason 8/9) prostate cancer. He had no symptoms. IE. No swollen prostate, no urinating problems, and no erection issues. His P.S.A. was taken as part of his
yearly physical and had risen 1 point. (It was never more than 5.) He worked
out 2 or 3 times a week and played golf at least once a week. We were sexually active once a week. (We both had very long work days and have been married 31 years.) As you know my spouse had a radical prostatectomy.
I thought it was crazy to send him home after 2 days in the hospital, but in
hindsight it was probably better to be away from the additional germs. I was
worreid about making mistakes with the cathedar and causing harm, but got used to helping my husband with it after a few tries. Make sure the hospital gives you a good lesson on how to empty bags etc.etc. As my husband was healing, each day was better than the day before. After removal of the cathedar he needed pads to prevent leakage. After a few weeks he need only
one pad the whole day. After 2 months he was pad free. We experimented with Viagra, Cialis, and shots and found the shots to have the best results.
This certainly varies with each person. Prostate cancer .....for that matter, any cancer -is a life-changing event. The most important thing is that yoiu
are available for the person you love and that you still have many years in which to be together. I hope everything goes well with the surgery.
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