I had a nerve sparing radical prostatectomy about 1 1/2 years ago. I am now 41. After the surgery my doctor told me that there were at least 3 options to deal with erectile dysfunction; the pump, injections, and oral meds. He started me on a low dose of viagra because he said that has been shown to increase the likelihood of being able to achiece an erection in the future. My wife asked about the pump, and I thought he said that it would help me to achieve an erection in order to have sex. I am pretty certain that the doc said there was no evidence that using the pump along with the low dose of viagra was superior to the low dose of viagra alone in terms of being able to achieve erections in the future.
My wife remembers things differently.
I have had some success with the injections, but have yet to achieve an erection without them. I have never tried the pump. My wife recently told me that she feels that this is largely my own fault because I did not use the pump during the first few months after surgery. She says I was very selfish and didn't think of her because I didn't use the pump. She is angry and is basically blaming me for not being able to achieve an erection.
I have a call into the doctor, but he will be out of town for a couple of weeks. Does anyone have any experience or information on this?