Latest update at the 7 week post FLA date.
Incontinence - none but a dribble still at the end of each pee apparently ( needs to take time to finish)
ED - Back to being able to have full sex with erection strength variable between 80%-99% of pre FLA procedure
When we first consulted on surgery the ED outcomes we were given (published real time data)
95 men 12 months post surgery
-Age of men 50-59
-index group (no pre surgery ED)
Dark Green: Sufficient for full sexual intercourse 57 men
Light Green: Sufficient for masturbation /foreplay but not full sexual intercourse 28 men
Yellow: Some enlargement but not sufficient for sexual activity 7
Red: No enlargement 3
The data is presented in real time as a pie chart and the data can be searched by ages/ group/ surgery type etc.
These colours have passed into our vocabulary when discussing the risk of ED. Now we are in the dark green group (though post FLA not surgery) I realise we probably should have asked what 'Sufficient for full sexual intercourse' is actually defined as and it would be great to know in addition how many get back to 'pre procedure' erection strength and to have this real time data as the norm for all men opting for any type of procedure to treat PCa.
I don't know if PCUK are doing any work on this area.
Anyway..just to update re the FLA experience
Next update should be focusing the actual cancer outcomes!