Hey John, I'm a beer drinker (62)and I wear a pad at night. Surgery, September 2019. It's getting better but I don't want to take any chances. Just glad to be alive. I can handle the vanity part.
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I was just going through these posts and came across your popping injury. I did the same thing trying to steer a snowmobile. I almost cried but not from pain. I thought I screwed up my surgery. It was the weekend and that didn't help. I was relieved to find out it was tendon related. That was two years ago. No remaining damage. I'm glad I did both thumbs and I'm probably at 90+ % power. I still get pain if I push it with a hands-on project. Good luck with your healing.
Sat, Mar 7 8:28am · Prostate Cancer: sex drive after surgery or other treatments in Prostate Cancer
I found the online pharmacy myself and it's great. The regimen for the viagra was set up by the Doc as follows: one pill daily and up to four more when you plan on sexual activity, no more than five a day. I have the philosophy that if you don't use it, you're going to lose it. At 61, I didn't want to call it quits and so far, the therapy has been effective. I no longer have to take additional pills to have sexual activity (I'm six months post-op). I continue to take one pill daily and because I have high blood pressure, miraculously, the pill seems to have lowered my B.P. to normal and I stopped taking my B.P. medication.
Fri, Mar 6 6:13am · Prostate Cancer: sex drive after surgery or other treatments in Prostate Cancer
It helps to have a partner who is willing to help with your "therapy". The sildenafil or tadalafil will not act to increase your libido but rather, stimulate blood flow to specific locations. Manual manipulation is required to complete the process. I was informed that "therapy" at the earliest opportunities would be beneficial to maintaining healthy tissue and function. Some men "take matters into their own hands" in order to maintain proper tissue health and function. It is very challenging to commit to a process this sensitive but you are your own best friend when it comes to recovery.
Wed, Mar 4 10:27am · Prostate Cancer: sex drive after surgery or other treatments in Prostate Cancer
I went on Sildenafil (20¢ per pill from Honeybeehealth.com) immediately after the catheter was removed. I also splurged for a restorex® lengthening device (developed by Mayo physician). That cost me almost $500 but shortening during the healing process was not an option I was willing to accept. Let me know if you need more specifics.
I had a pain pump which continued the nerve block for about 3 extra days. Why all facilities don't use them is beyond me. Meds are your friend and there is an uptake to get you to a tolerable level. Stay consistent with the meds. The pain is excruciating and quite normal. It does get better.