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Re: Erection five days after surgery !!

This is a great result although a little inconvenient considering you still have a catheter.

I have also retained potency after almost 7 months of Lupron and a full course of external radiation. This is without the aid of pharmaceuticals. I did have one failed attempt but the next was successful.
This is something my doctor called "remarkable".

Unfortunately, I have experienced some pain along with the erections. Kind of feels like something is being stretched that no longer wants to stretch.

In any case I am hopeful that this is a good indication that potencey will be retained for the long term.

Good luck,

Tony - USA

Re: Erection five days after surgery !!


Congratulations too.

I regained mine after 30 months of ADT, and the relief I felt was overwhelming.

Vaigra and/or Cialis may have kept a lot of us going through those long months, but I'm sure we were all afraid that the hormone treatment might have ended our ability to have erections without the help of drugs. I can tell you it was a real fear for me.

However, I was lucky, but it often makes me wonder whether the deep anxiety we go through can in many cases affect a PCa patient's ability to get an erection easily....the fear of failure actually hindering the full recovery process.

Sorry about this awful "punny" ending to my post.... I can't think of anything to say but:

Onwards and UPwards,

Dont let anxiety keep IT down!



Re: Erection five days after surgery !!

Thank you to all who who gave me best wishes. And thank you Terry for posting my experience in the forum. I am improving daily. Still somewhat sore where the prostate was removed, but blood flow to the penis is getting even better. The catheter and my staples are out giving me much more freedom. I am in awe as to how well my erections have returned. I was so depressed in the time leading up to and just after the surgery. But waking up 5 days later with an erection has changed my life.