I had an interesting second meeting with an ED Consultant recently, the following points were made by him.
Cialis 5mg per day should be enough to give an erection. Supplementing 5mg daily with a booster of either 10mg or 20mg for an event makes little or no difference, (having tried it, I agree). It may work for you it may not. Do you have access to Sildenafil, Viagra?
He stated "the best recovery is made 6 - 12 months post op", so at or around 12 months (in my case) he said "it is as good as it's going to get"! (based on anecdotal evidence from this forum and generally perceived wisdom on this site I'm a bit disappointed). Pablito, you can believe him, who is hypothesising and generalising, or you can believe the true stories you read here, the facts. My "best recovery" was made recently, that is around 30 months ish post DaVinci. I thought I was doing well with the results I was getting around 6 to 8 months post op, May 2013. It continued to improve beyond that and is still improving. Mind you I hardly leave it alone, so it has no chance! If I am sleeping alone, mostly am these days, and wake up at 4am, I get up and exercise, helps me get back to sleep quickly.
"If you take Cialis to achieve erections you'll need to be on it for life, and once you stop taking Cialis you'll revert almost immediately to how you were post - op" (scary). Can not comment on that, I am on 5mg Cilais daily. Good for circulation and nail growth. I hope to be on it ad infinitum.
At the moment I'm lucky, in that I am able (but not on demand) to achieve usable erections, usually when I wake up in the mornings rather than when I'm engaged in sexual activity, which I why I'm at the ED Clinic. Work on it. If you can achieve UEs, what is happening to make this occur, what is the stimulus for these? Replicate that stimulus often, frequently. Masturbate wherever and whenever you can, as often as you can. If your bits have the capacity and ability to perform, then you may wish to do all you can to use them and encourage them with plenty of exercise, and related use. If you get it up at 4am, FFS use it. If it happens at lunchtime, use it. Capiche?
Additionally, I'm also lucky that my doctor's practice has given me prescriptions for / funded Cialis, although I do have concerns that this may not continue for the rest of my life! I was not concerned that my prescription would stop until you mentioned that possibility. Reggub!
I'm 51 weeks post op EARLY DAYS and not sure whether it was a good, bad or indifferent meeting. It was nowhere as near as bad as it could have been, and nowhere near as good as it should have been. But that is not down to you. From what you are saying here, you appear to have the chance and the likelihood that you will still improve, and you might want to do all you can to ensure that you do, and that means exercise. No gym subscription needed, no special kit. Whenever you get the chance, be like NIKE, JUST DO IT!
He may be an expert in his field, staff at the hospital may address him as "Mr Whatever, he may also be so superhuman so as to be able to delegate the task of his early morning wee and dump to a member of his staff, BUT he is not necessarily correct in his assessment for you, or all other men. They don't appreciate the impact of ill thought words, generalisations, on us real men, human patients.