After a couple of years on AS I got my latest biopsy results yesterday: It looks as if I will have to finally accept that Radical Surgery is the best route for me.
I'm not looking forward to the procedure or the recovery phase, but feel I have prevaricated long enough and now is the time to commit.
The surgeon is highly regarded and is fairly confident that incontinence won't be a major issue.
I'm becoming more concerned about ED, what kind of a sex life to expect after surgery and the psychological impact of impotence.
Even though I'm not a particularly macho bloke and I'm now 61 years of age, I have a fear of being emasculated and 'old before my time'
I'd being very grateful to know how others have fared after the procedure - not the days and weeks immediately after surgery - more how life is afterwards.
Specifically is libido the same as it was before?
If erections are not possible without injections etc - is it still possible to orgasm?
What does it feel like to orgasm without ejaculating?
How has your self esteem been affected?
Do feel less 'complete'?
How is your mood? - do you feel depressed that sex is no longer what it was?
All answers gratefully received.
And of course ways to cope with the above - I'm quite resilient - just want to be prepared!
Best wishes to you all,