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User
Posted 12 Jun 2015 at 14:58

Hi all,

Just wanted to come on and say that I have been to see the surgeon today almost 11weeks after the surgery. He was able to tell me now that the histology showed a mid range aggresive cancer but that there are clear margins and my PSA is negligible. He wants to monitor the PSA now every three months for the next two years. My incontinence levels are no problem now and other than the odd dribble I would not need pads at all. I might have also had a little early morning stirring in the ED department. He has recomended viagra but I'm not sure, mainly because I am not used to tablets, but would appreciate anyone who has been on them giving me a testemony to their efficacity.

Must say I loved the surgeons dry sense of humour. Me, ' Can I ride a bike now?'  Surgeon, ' Could you ride one before?'

Thanks to all on here who have been a great support to me. Onward and upward. 

Edited by member 12 Jun 2015 at 15:29  | Reason: Not specified

THE CHILD HAS GROWN, THE DREAM HAS GONE
User
Posted 12 Jun 2015 at 15:29

Well done Paul, glad the news was good.
As for the Viagra (Sildenafil) my husband was given them following seed brachytherapy last June and was very reluctant to take them
Even at 74 he felt that he was a failure because he was finding it difficult to maintain an erection, although he did get partial erections and stirrings
We already had this problem which may or may not have been partly because of PCs or just his age.
Long story short, we gave them a try and started with 25mg as he was using them to build on what he had managed to retain.
That was last June. By this June we have had to increase the dose. Recently, and for the first time, he has increased it to 75mg but we still have another 25mg in reserve!!

We are only entitled to 4 x 100mg a month. Suits us at our ages but perhaps, once you are settled, you could get more from your GP, bearing in mind how young you are.

I know some men cannot manage these tablets for various reasons but apart from a sniffle and a flushed face for a few hours he isn't adversley affected by them.

I hope that helps a bit, I'm sure somebody else will be along with their take on it.
If Viagra doesn't help you there are other drugs available

Good luck and all the best for the "new" you!

Sandra

We can't control the winds - but we can adjust our sails
User
Posted 12 Jun 2015 at 16:08

Did the specialist mention a pump to you? The Viagra won't do anything to aid your recovery and would be more for a 'special event' whereas regular use of the pump can make a huge difference to whether or not you regain erections and helps you to not lose too much length / girth

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

User
Posted 12 Jun 2015 at 17:35

 

You can buy a very effective cheap pump at www.lovehoney.com , an absolutely amazing site for everything. Obviously get advice by doctor , but as Lyn says you can get blood in there every day which will really help . They only £20 ( somebody told me obviously ). I found Viagra very effective at 50-100mg , but had the worst side-effects ( blue vision , nose stuffiness , rancid indigestion , red eyes etc etc ) . Cialis 20mg really is the weekender as they call it . For me I needed to take it approx. 10 hrs before sex , but then it would last often for another 24 hours . Not the erection haha . You still need to be mentally/physically stimulated for these to work .Side -effects not so bad . Eventually my tablet of choice was Levitra 20mg . Least side effects, acted quickly , lasted 6 hours , and seemed to work whether you had eaten or used alcohol .
DON'T rely on me Paul obvs. Must ask Doc re pills etc you might be on and interactions etc. I will get SLATED maybe , but Kamagralondon.com sell all of the above much much more cheaply . They are generic versions and I never had any issues using them . I wasn't getting anything on prescription so I used their site quite a bit . Obviously if you can get the real thing for free , then that is a better choice . I hope ive been helpful Paul

Chris

And thanks for your support recently

Edited by member 12 Jun 2015 at 17:43  | Reason: Not specified

User
Posted 12 Jun 2015 at 17:46

Paul....Take the medication and get a pump if possible,  you may need these items in the coming months...you have the option then of using or not, Id say your absolutely streets ahead of many of us here in your recovery...not the norm !

User
Posted 12 Jun 2015 at 19:56

Hhhhmmmm, Love Honey has some nice things but it might be better to get a proper pump from your GP on prescription if you can!

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

User
Posted 12 Jun 2015 at 20:37

Excellent news for you Paul,

You are indeed one of the more fortunate men to have undergone the op.

Regarding the sense of humour, excellent or he could have asked if you had one with you?

Regarding the recovery and rehabilitation of your bits, the more you do and then sooner you start to do it, the more likely you will make the best of your window of opportunity to make as good a recovery as you can. It is generally accepted that at about 2 years post op you will have reached your recovery, although some men do continue to improve behind that time frame.

There are conflicting views on what to take, and when and what for, so I can only comment on what has worked for me.

You ideally need to get blood circulating as soon as you can post op to the area to improve circulation as this aids recovery of the tissue that has been battered about and interfered with. Before I got my pump I was manipulating myself as often as possible to get the blood flowing, all sorts of exercises, anything to get blood to my bits again. The talk and perception that Cialis may be a weekend drug, Viagra may be an event drug, well, whatever works for you you should try and experiment and find out what does actually work for you. Cialis can give some aches and pains early on but I persevered, and I am glad I did, as the aches and pains stopped.

I was prescribed a daily Cialis to promote general circulation, and prescribed Viagra for an "event". At first the Viagra did not a lot for me, even tried 3 in one evening, as well as the Cialis. No discernible effect. I do not suggest that you try this.

When I first mentioned my prescription regime here, it was queried, but it has worked and continues to work very well for me.

If you want to know more about the fun you can have getting back to your old self, see my profile blog, it's here somewhere. And any problems that you have now, once you recover, they will be a distant memory.

atb

dave

edited to correct smelling ererr

Edited by member 13 Jun 2015 at 07:47  | Reason: Not specified

All we can do - is do all that we can.

So, do all you can to help yourself, then make the best of your time. :-)

I am the statistic.

User
Posted 12 Jun 2015 at 20:51
Paul

It is really great to read that someone post surgery is doing so well and so quickly, it just goes to show it can and does happen.

I am sure others will give much better advice than I could on the drugs to get around ED, Pumps and other things I know very little about.

Good news to start the weekend well

best wishes

xx

Mo

User
Posted 12 Jun 2015 at 22:35

You may wish to read my thread on Regaining Erections. It may be relevant to your recovery. Hope you find it helpful and interesting.

Paul

Stay Calm And Carry On.
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User
Posted 12 Jun 2015 at 15:29

Well done Paul, glad the news was good.
As for the Viagra (Sildenafil) my husband was given them following seed brachytherapy last June and was very reluctant to take them
Even at 74 he felt that he was a failure because he was finding it difficult to maintain an erection, although he did get partial erections and stirrings
We already had this problem which may or may not have been partly because of PCs or just his age.
Long story short, we gave them a try and started with 25mg as he was using them to build on what he had managed to retain.
That was last June. By this June we have had to increase the dose. Recently, and for the first time, he has increased it to 75mg but we still have another 25mg in reserve!!

We are only entitled to 4 x 100mg a month. Suits us at our ages but perhaps, once you are settled, you could get more from your GP, bearing in mind how young you are.

I know some men cannot manage these tablets for various reasons but apart from a sniffle and a flushed face for a few hours he isn't adversley affected by them.

I hope that helps a bit, I'm sure somebody else will be along with their take on it.
If Viagra doesn't help you there are other drugs available

Good luck and all the best for the "new" you!

Sandra

We can't control the winds - but we can adjust our sails
User
Posted 12 Jun 2015 at 15:39

Gosh Paul i'm so pleased for your news. It sounds like you are the exceptional case and recovering amazingly thus far. I hope this continues on and on . And I gave the op up yesterday !! Maybe we will get somewhere soon . I can give you loads of advice re Viagra , Levitra , Cialis , due to issues when I needed Testosterone replacement . Maybe PM you ? Up to you

All the best Chris

 

User
Posted 12 Jun 2015 at 15:57

Chris,

That would be helpful. Thanks.

Paul

THE CHILD HAS GROWN, THE DREAM HAS GONE
User
Posted 12 Jun 2015 at 16:08

Did the specialist mention a pump to you? The Viagra won't do anything to aid your recovery and would be more for a 'special event' whereas regular use of the pump can make a huge difference to whether or not you regain erections and helps you to not lose too much length / girth

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

User
Posted 12 Jun 2015 at 17:35

 

You can buy a very effective cheap pump at www.lovehoney.com , an absolutely amazing site for everything. Obviously get advice by doctor , but as Lyn says you can get blood in there every day which will really help . They only £20 ( somebody told me obviously ). I found Viagra very effective at 50-100mg , but had the worst side-effects ( blue vision , nose stuffiness , rancid indigestion , red eyes etc etc ) . Cialis 20mg really is the weekender as they call it . For me I needed to take it approx. 10 hrs before sex , but then it would last often for another 24 hours . Not the erection haha . You still need to be mentally/physically stimulated for these to work .Side -effects not so bad . Eventually my tablet of choice was Levitra 20mg . Least side effects, acted quickly , lasted 6 hours , and seemed to work whether you had eaten or used alcohol .
DON'T rely on me Paul obvs. Must ask Doc re pills etc you might be on and interactions etc. I will get SLATED maybe , but Kamagralondon.com sell all of the above much much more cheaply . They are generic versions and I never had any issues using them . I wasn't getting anything on prescription so I used their site quite a bit . Obviously if you can get the real thing for free , then that is a better choice . I hope ive been helpful Paul

Chris

And thanks for your support recently

Edited by member 12 Jun 2015 at 17:43  | Reason: Not specified

User
Posted 12 Jun 2015 at 17:46

Paul....Take the medication and get a pump if possible,  you may need these items in the coming months...you have the option then of using or not, Id say your absolutely streets ahead of many of us here in your recovery...not the norm !

User
Posted 12 Jun 2015 at 19:56

Hhhhmmmm, Love Honey has some nice things but it might be better to get a proper pump from your GP on prescription if you can!

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

User
Posted 12 Jun 2015 at 20:37

Excellent news for you Paul,

You are indeed one of the more fortunate men to have undergone the op.

Regarding the sense of humour, excellent or he could have asked if you had one with you?

Regarding the recovery and rehabilitation of your bits, the more you do and then sooner you start to do it, the more likely you will make the best of your window of opportunity to make as good a recovery as you can. It is generally accepted that at about 2 years post op you will have reached your recovery, although some men do continue to improve behind that time frame.

There are conflicting views on what to take, and when and what for, so I can only comment on what has worked for me.

You ideally need to get blood circulating as soon as you can post op to the area to improve circulation as this aids recovery of the tissue that has been battered about and interfered with. Before I got my pump I was manipulating myself as often as possible to get the blood flowing, all sorts of exercises, anything to get blood to my bits again. The talk and perception that Cialis may be a weekend drug, Viagra may be an event drug, well, whatever works for you you should try and experiment and find out what does actually work for you. Cialis can give some aches and pains early on but I persevered, and I am glad I did, as the aches and pains stopped.

I was prescribed a daily Cialis to promote general circulation, and prescribed Viagra for an "event". At first the Viagra did not a lot for me, even tried 3 in one evening, as well as the Cialis. No discernible effect. I do not suggest that you try this.

When I first mentioned my prescription regime here, it was queried, but it has worked and continues to work very well for me.

If you want to know more about the fun you can have getting back to your old self, see my profile blog, it's here somewhere. And any problems that you have now, once you recover, they will be a distant memory.

atb

dave

edited to correct smelling ererr

Edited by member 13 Jun 2015 at 07:47  | Reason: Not specified

All we can do - is do all that we can.

So, do all you can to help yourself, then make the best of your time. :-)

I am the statistic.

User
Posted 12 Jun 2015 at 20:51
Paul

It is really great to read that someone post surgery is doing so well and so quickly, it just goes to show it can and does happen.

I am sure others will give much better advice than I could on the drugs to get around ED, Pumps and other things I know very little about.

Good news to start the weekend well

best wishes

xx

Mo

User
Posted 12 Jun 2015 at 22:35

You may wish to read my thread on Regaining Erections. It may be relevant to your recovery. Hope you find it helpful and interesting.

Paul

Stay Calm And Carry On.
 
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