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Erections recovery progress stopped?

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Posted 14 Feb 2021 at 12:06

Hello guys

I had a robotic surgery in July, 2020. I was 49 y.o, PSA=3.8,  Gleason 7 (4+3). Both sides nerves spared.

Since Aug i've been daily taking a 5mg Cialis tablet.

Although a bit rare, my erections started to come back almost immediately (maybe 1-2 weeks after).

3 months after I noticed almost normal erections but only when I'm lying down; once I stand up, seems like my penis doesn't resist to its own weight and falls down. 

Now, 7 months after, I haven't felt any major difference (only, maybe, in the frequency, but not in intensity).

I know that nerves take some time to recover. but since I started getting erections early, I'm concerned that my nerves have already recovered and I won't progress any longer... 

Has anyone experienced something similar? 

thank you very much!

 

PS: Also tried Viagra (works, but not as good as Cialis) and Alprostradil cream (tried 4 times, no effect at all).

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Posted 14 Feb 2021 at 15:27
All I can say is it is way too early after surgery to expect much more. It’s great that you have the response you have already and it’s VERY likely to improve constantly over a period of up to 3 yrs. Don’t worry they pass quickly. My main suggestion to you is to buy a pump and use it 3 times a week. You don’t need the ring to go on. Just get yourself fully erect in the pump and then hold for 10 to 15 minutes whilst you shave etc. I still use mine each time I shave nearly 6 yrs on despite really excellent erectile recovery. A pump should be everyone’s best friend if they really want a good recovery

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade

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Posted 17 Feb 2021 at 12:36

Yes! I can relate. While my experience isn't identical to yours, there is a similarity to the pattern. I also heard the world expert Jo Milios referring to something similar (she did her PhD on this). 

For me, my erections began to come back in the first six weeks or so after surgery (which was in Feb 2020) and then actually got a lot worse for the next two months. The good news is that my recovery picked up again at about the 6 month mark and now I am at my best state since surgery and feeling on track to be fully and reliably hard again before the 2 years are up. I also endorse what Chris J says about the pump - I use it almost every day. Apart from it making both solo and partnered sex more fun, once over the awkwardness of using mechanical devices, lube etc - I am absolutely convinced it solves the "use it or lose it" issue about avoiding damage to erectile tissue.

So I can relate to your worries, I felt similar from about month 2 to 7, and still often worry it won't get properly better. And being a bit further down the track I can report that mine has almost imperceptibly improved month by month. Pelvic floor exercise also helps that tendency to flop in certain body positions.

 

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Posted 14 Feb 2021 at 15:27
All I can say is it is way too early after surgery to expect much more. It’s great that you have the response you have already and it’s VERY likely to improve constantly over a period of up to 3 yrs. Don’t worry they pass quickly. My main suggestion to you is to buy a pump and use it 3 times a week. You don’t need the ring to go on. Just get yourself fully erect in the pump and then hold for 10 to 15 minutes whilst you shave etc. I still use mine each time I shave nearly 6 yrs on despite really excellent erectile recovery. A pump should be everyone’s best friend if they really want a good recovery

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade

User
Posted 17 Feb 2021 at 12:36

Yes! I can relate. While my experience isn't identical to yours, there is a similarity to the pattern. I also heard the world expert Jo Milios referring to something similar (she did her PhD on this). 

For me, my erections began to come back in the first six weeks or so after surgery (which was in Feb 2020) and then actually got a lot worse for the next two months. The good news is that my recovery picked up again at about the 6 month mark and now I am at my best state since surgery and feeling on track to be fully and reliably hard again before the 2 years are up. I also endorse what Chris J says about the pump - I use it almost every day. Apart from it making both solo and partnered sex more fun, once over the awkwardness of using mechanical devices, lube etc - I am absolutely convinced it solves the "use it or lose it" issue about avoiding damage to erectile tissue.

So I can relate to your worries, I felt similar from about month 2 to 7, and still often worry it won't get properly better. And being a bit further down the track I can report that mine has almost imperceptibly improved month by month. Pelvic floor exercise also helps that tendency to flop in certain body positions.

 

 
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