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Posted 02 Jul 2019 at 14:45

Hi my name is Paul and I have just had radical prostatectomy after my levels of psa reached 10.6, plus my Mri scan showed cancer in the prostate, followed by scintograophy (sorry for spelling) showed it was contained just inside the gland. Biopsy confirmed the cancer in 2 places 

My surgeon recommended total removal with nerve sparing 

Just had follow up psa and now I am down to 0.2 and see the surgeon on Friday for the results 

Difference for me is I live in France so some steps and work are totally changed in words and actions to your experiences in the UK 

I am now 6 weeks after the operation and still have problems controlling the water works when out walking but at rest, through the night no issues guess it will come as it's early days 

My main worry is lack of an erection ... (like most guys I guess) I know it's not important except for me ... have seen the sexolog and he prescribed vitaros 300 which is like a small injection but into the head of the penis, originally he said 2 times per week but gave a prescription for once. Said come back in 3 months and if it does not work will switch to an injection not sure yet of what. He also said no rush takes time

Read different things about pumps, viagra, and the likes 

So questions 

Will it work again 

Should I get a pump

Should I try another product

How long does it take and will it ever work (I like targets)

Exercise 

Do not smoke, drink little wine, work out everyday so very fit for 61 year old and determined to beat the 15 years the doc said I would have after the op.

Yes have a very supportive French wife but I am originally from the UK and sometimes lack communications skills with the language 

My own family doctor is very good if I ask her for anything it usually happens and the hospital surgeon is very well known and highly respected in the area of France plus the hospital is one of the leading centers of excellence so no worries there. My road into this started in Feb 2019 with the first psa test and the operation was in may 4 months of many tests and activity first class service all the way

Thanks in advance 

Paul

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Posted 02 Jul 2019 at 16:57
I tried Vitaros eye-drops, and it gave me a lazy lob and a big throbbing pain, not of the pleasant kind I enjoyed before my operation.

I have now given up. I hope you have a better outcome.

Best of luck.

Cheers, John.

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Posted 02 Jul 2019 at 19:09
Click my picture and read my profile maybe. I’m 52 and now considered incurable. I had my op at 48 and was fully functional ( with meds ) 2 1/2 yrs later. It’s a really really long old road for most to get erections back , and requires loads of input and trying all meds etc etc. Look for the post “ erecting the erection - medication ‘“. Full of good info. Good luck

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade

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Posted 02 Jul 2019 at 19:56
Thanks John and Chris

Appreciate your comments

Feeling sorry for myself today but then read your profiles and realise I am quite lucky and just need to move on with more positive thoughts.

Time to get the Harley out, ride off to the beach and enjoy summer in the sun !

Note to me # live life to the full #

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Posted 03 Jul 2019 at 06:38
6 weeks post op is to soon to be worrying about anything.

Your 6 month results will be more important, by then if all is well you should have an undetectable PSA and some signs of life in the old man!

In the mean time, get a pump, get your orgasms going again and ride your Harley!

 
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