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Cancer: Prostate board


I am 44 yo. I had open surgery four months ago and I am still using 1 pad/day.

No erections so far. Occasionally I use the pump. I also tried 20 mg Levitra three times, but all I got was a headache. Next week I will see my GP for Cialis.
HI guys, just thought I would weigh in on this. Background:I am 52 yrs. 30 months post-op. Gleason 3+3=6 before and after surgery. PC confined to prostate (yea). First psa was 0.04 as have been since, 4 the 1st year, 2 the 2nd and now I am yearly. This is as low as the lab my Doc uses results go. As for the other goes the first year was very slow even with meds. The 2nd year was better some good some bad. Then about 23 months out it was like flipping on a switch. Now I hardly use my Cialis. Guys don't give up hope because it takes time for the nerves to heal. Good luck to all.....David :D
Sorry guys but I'm watching this area to share info with my hubby.

We are also very curious as to how things progress in this area. Is there a gradual improvement or a pleasant surprise?

My husband is 6 weeks post op. I think he is doing great. Having full firmness already and we even attempted intercourse. That wasn't successful but close. He is taking 20 mg. of Cialis every other day for blood flow still so that is a regular routine. We've become very creative and we are willing to try everything. He sees the doctor in two weeks and we've decided we want to progress to VED and injections at that time also.

Is this a positive sign regarding the nerves or not?
Idaho,

As I've mentioned, he is on Cialis, 20 mg. So far, that is all we've tried.

His doctor had him on Cialis - 10mg. from the day he left the hospital every other day to increase blood flow to the area to aid in healing, not for sexual purposes. Two weeks ago, his doctor up'd the dose to the 20 mg. to increase the likelihood of erections and I guess it is working for us!

He did talk to a doctor at a marital and sexual healing clinic that our surgeon recommended in our area. He specializes in couples that have been affected by prostate cancer and its effects. He recommended doing everything and anything as soon as possible to bring back erections, which is why he recommended talking to the surgeon about the VED and injections by 8 weeks. More than anything, I think it helped greatly with knowing and understanding things - the mental part. I would recommend this if available.

The best part is... I feel like I have my husband back. Not the erections, but his personality, his attitude, his energy, his drive, his love. That was a big blow to us after this surgery. HUGE. We've always been very close and this separated us. Doing this together is so important. This clinic did help with that. And I think that is and will be a huge driver in getting his erections back. I finally feel like we will survive this. :)


My husband's appointment with the surgeon is 9/21. For now... I am so happy to see his relief, our excitement, and to know that we are way ahead of the curve.

I know about nerves and healing. I had some major knee surgery a year ago and I am still dealing with some nerve issues. So I totally understand.
Good morning all!

We had a great day yesterday. My husband's first PSA test was <0.03. Lowest that lab reports! :D Our doctor also stated that no further treatment was needed given negative margins, clear lymph nodes and seminal vesicles and that my husband was way ahead of the healing curve.

Incontinence is almost zero and he was having partial erections.

He did switch my husband from Cialis to 100mg of Viagra. Said that Cialis is great in the beginning for healing but typically not as good for erections for PC patients. Well, after a night of celebrating our excellent report, we continued celebrating at home... Thrilled to report that partial erections have now progressed to 90% erections with penetration! :)

A great day at the doctor turned into a great day all around!

Our surgeon did say that this is not a light switch process but gradual.... things will continue to improve, which we have seen.

My word for the day... thankful. For being cancer free. For the progress. For everything....

Debbie