I was diagnosed with prostate cancer recently. I had 12 biopsies performed and all were indicative of cancer. I decided to remove the prostate through surgery based on my doctor's advice. He stated that my chances for recovering all "normal" activity was very good considering my age and physical health. Since then, the doctor has prescribed 37 sessions of radiation therapy based on pathology reports and similar studies. It was Nov. 10, 2010 when my surgery occured. I don't expect function as of yet, but I was wondering if the doctor's claim was accurate or not. I do have sensation in the area, so to speak, and I can have what feels to be orgasmic in cases, but there is no erection of any sort. I would like to know what to expect, what are the chances of living a healthy sex life and when may I expect that to happen. Any advice or input would be appreciated.
I can feel your pain. Well its very difficult to maintain the sexual life after prostate surgery.
Loosing the ability to have an ejaculation, and will be sterile. But you can have children with your own sperm by artificial means.
You can get full sensation of the penis with masturbation or other stimulation. You can feel Orgasmic as you said.
There is a problem with firm erection after surgery. But with robotic surgery, it can be done, but this is not the way. After few days you will get back you erection normally. But it depends upon the age and other illness such as high BP and Diabetes, older age people you know have problem in erection.
The more sexually active the person is, the better the recovery rate.
I originally had what doctors call BHP and I was constantly getting prostitatitis and the doctors would say you know the symptoms and treat me with an antibiotic. Then a urologist diagnosed me with a stricture of the uretha and treated that, following two years later the same happened and again treated for the constricture. Later, again, I had the prostatititis problem, but this time a biopsy was done, plus the PSA. I was a 7 on my PSA and don't remember the test results of the biopsy, but it was high so the doctor performed a complete radical prosectomy. Being age 64, the assured me I would get an erection. Needless to say this did not happen after a number of Viagra and Cilais tablets and resorted to the injection. This was great for about three years, but the dosage was increasing and the stay power was lessening. I did the research and now at age 67 have an implant. They say you will be ready in 6-8 weeks, but give it about 12 weeks and during this time keep inflating. My wife are both doing very well know and getting on with life. I still have the sensation by the way. Maybe not as strong, but we are both are young for our age (it's only a number)and look forward to a brighter marriage now and in the future. Hope I have helped?