Your follow up seems very similar to mine. Talked about erections and continance but only prescribed 100mg viagra per week. Cialas was not mentioned at this stage. Soon after I got 16 per month from my gp and that continues now. The use of a pump was briefly mentioned with the Uro saying some men do and some men dont and said there is no scientific evidence that it aids long term recovery! He did explain that it could be used for penetration but never mentioned rehabilitation at this stage. Only after a future consultation when I said I had bought one on the web did he include in the letter to my gp that I was using it for physical therapy. He never explained how it is important to have regular engorgements to avoid atrophy.
I have learnt from others on this site especially Chris j and Lyn and from further research that there is significant evidence that both the pump and daily cialis are benificial to long term recovery. I believe I missed out on the best window of opportunity (I am 17 months post op) to aid nerve healing by not starting with the pump sooner and even now I cant get cialis prescribed.
I have my next psa check/follow up next week and will challange him again on the cialis. If he wont prescribe it I will try my gp or buy it on line.
Unfortunately some consultants are influenced by local policy and budget and my faith in my Uro is now low.
Sometimes we need to take responsibility for our own health and recovery. Dont take it for granted that your consultant has given you the full picture and challange him\her if need be.
To me life with out an erection has a big psychological effect. It is not only about sex and masculinity although that alone is bad enough, but also the feeling that there is just something missing, something just not right. It is difficult to explain but I assume must be the same for others.
Heed the good advice from those posts above and I wish you good luck in your recovery.
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