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Erecting the Erection - Medication

Posted 01 Mar 2017 at 18:44

Whatever you do , just get started ok. Purchase a pump to keep his tissue healthy and stretched. Tablets won't work if you non nerve spared so make it known you want to try Alprostadil asap. Maybe try MUSE first which is a pellet that is inserted into your penis eye. Or there is a Vitaros cream or injections.
It's good that your consultant is willing to help but he may be hard to keep in contact with being so busy.
Good luck and keep posting

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade

Posted 16 Mar 2017 at 21:59

Haha Spam Troll.
Ouch , an external steel splint , no demo whatsoever , and a man slurring his words in his living room promoting it. Shame on you and I've reported it.

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade

Posted 30 Mar 2017 at 18:52

Hi All
Kevin here I'm four weeks post op Davinci
Just started on the 5mg Cialis
Trying to get prepared for the journey a head

Hi All

coming up to six months post op see consultant in two weeks .Still on the 5 mg Cialis no erections yet but there is something going on down there .Incontinence no problem now been off the pads during the day about six weeks .

Staying positive .


Edited by member 07 Sep 2017 at 04:28  | Reason: Not specified

Posted 16 Apr 2017 at 16:59

Hi, This is my very first message to you. My Da Vinci was 5 weeks ago at a splendid facility at Imperial St Mary's London and though I didn't see my consultant urologist after (in fact I've spent about 4 mins with him total) I asked the registrar who facilitates theatre how it went and I gathered one side nerves were spared but he wasn't sure about the other. Catheter out after 2 weeks and an unstoppable dribble when standing from then until now. My penis looked totally sad but after a weak has regained some shape. I had a good connection with my specialist nurse at Chelsea & Westminster (old St Stephens) and she referred me to a good physio for the pelvic floor Kegels. However, I have had zilch ED treatment and the urologist won't see me until 9 weeks after the op so I've asked the nurse a few times for something about the ED. Nothing. I find living alone quite hard work doing the housekeeping, nursing and arranging everything. Some friends had indeed been absolutely terrific but when I'm on my own, especially during these public holidays, I am very sad. I think my libido functions as in the case of a couple of hard won orgasms thanks to a vivd imagination. I am frankly surprised to be left without the treatment vaguely referred to before the op but don't know what to do to help poor old penis get a blood supply. 

Posted 20 Aug 2017 at 17:59

Reported to the moderators ;-/

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

Posted 30 Nov 2017 at 12:38

Hi all
Lots of very sad news on the forum recently. It seems there always is :-(
I just wanted to put in a report on my erectile recovery , mostly to encourage others behind me on their journey , and to stress the importance of not giving up on recovery. I’m now approaching 30 months post op , and as you know I’ve tried everything in the bag to regain function. For the last six months maybe my wife and I have been lucky that with daily Cialis 5mg and a soft stretchy ring , we have got back to completely normal. The ring was essential in achieving full erection strangely. Admittedly he’s not what he was length wise having lost over an inch I’d say , but girth wise much the same. He’ adopted an upwards bend which is a bonus lol.
So really I’ve thought that’s it recovery wise and mustn’t grumble etc , but lo and behold the last two days he’s back to full erections on demand WITHOUT the ring !! I nearly cried. I remember Lyn saying that recovery can still happen long after 2 years and it seems she was right. So some good news.
If they had got my cancer I’d be in a good place right now , but tragically for me with a romping psa I’m going to lose it all for a second time when I start HT which is unavoidable soon. I can’t bear to think of it.
Keep trying everyone

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade

Posted 30 Nov 2017 at 14:16

Well done mate, you certainly deserve it, you are an inspiration, keep it up, well not for too long.

Thanks Chris

Posted 30 Nov 2017 at 16:46

Really good to have some good news on the forum.
I find it particularly encouraging because I am ten months post op with no real progress with ED. Will continue with pump and Viagra as advised by my Uro.
Make the most of it while you can and good luck with your HT


Posted 29 May 2019 at 12:09

Chris, I would not assume HT will lose it.

I've been on HT for a while now (awaiting RT, but there's been a much longer delay than is typical). It doesn't seem to directly impact erections. It impacts libido, and as a side effect, that impacts erections. I would say it's more difficult to get started because with reduced libido, your mind easily wanders to something else, but if you keep your mind on what you're doing and stop it from wandering, erections are just the same as before. You also need to keep concentrated once it's hard, and again, it's easy to suddenly think, did I put the rubbish bins out, or some such, and find it's losing hardness, but it returns when you get your mind back on to what you're doing.

I think the most difficult part is imagining beforehand the effect of reduction/loss of libido. Having been told beforehand by the ED nurse, "use it or lose it", I'd thought to myself, well that's not going to be difficult! However, it is without libido. You may need to force yourself when you aren't actually that interested. You need to explain that to your partner too. Maybe agree some pact between you where it's OK, or even encouraged, for her to drive things even if you seem uninterested.

Of course, my experience may not be universal, and there might be others who lose erection capability directly from HT. There is certainly another thread here at the moment where Davywls hasn't lost libido on HT.

EDIT: Urgh... I had two threads open and thought I was reading/editing a the new one, not a 2 year old one...

Edited by member 29 May 2019 at 18:20  | Reason: Edited old thread in error.

Posted 12 Jun 2019 at 23:26

Keep the faith, eat the nuts. Maybe that could be our new motto? 😂 

Edited by member 12 Jun 2019 at 23:27  | Reason: Not specified

Posted 27 Jul 2019 at 17:40

After five years of being a wuss I manned up and stuck a needle in my penis today. For those of you with the same reservations I had it is well worth the mild discomfort  from the injection. I have used Muse before but 10 mg of caverject works 100 percent for me. 

Thanks Chris

Posted 27 Jul 2019 at 19:55
Fantastic Chris. Wholly chuffed for you !

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade

Posted 27 Jul 2019 at 21:03
Well done Chris,

on so called "manning up".

Morning glory?



Do all you can to help yourself, then make the best of your time. :-)
Posted 27 Jul 2019 at 23:20

CJ and Dave,

Thanks guys you have both been of great help and inspiration to me over the past few years with your different approaches to penile health.

Thanks Chris

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