Dec 22, 2009 - 8:52 am
An update. My DaVinci was Oct 19, so I'm 9 weeks post op.
Overall, I'm extremely happy. I feel completely able to do just about anything (although I'm a bit out of shape). I can pee faster than my 22 year old son (it's almost scary the force that comes out with the prostate gone). I have to be careful that I don't splash too much, or clean up if I do. I'm fully continent (never had to wear diapers from day 1 - only a few pads). My PSA is undetectable. For some reason, removal of the prostate cleared up a nagging nerve issue related to hernia surgery a few years ago. And it's almost Christmas!
OK, one down side that I completely expected - ED is fully in force. We've tried several remedies (Cialis and the pump so far). Cialis isn't working at all, and the pump works to about a 50% level I would say. I have all of the equipment for injections, and I will try that next, although, I have to say, it's not my favorite thing to do.
Overall, I'm blessed. Thanks for your support and prayers.