Life After Prostatectomy – 42 Months Later

So it’s been three and a half years since my radical prostatectomy.  How am I doing?


PSA remains undetectable.


Stress incontinence remains a minor issue for me–sneezing or coughing are the worst, especially if I’m standing.  If I’m seated, it’s less of an issue.  The vast majority of days for me are “dry” days, but there’s an occasional day where I guess my body is tired and I’m a little more prone to issues.

Sexual Function

Remember that they took one of my nerve bundles, but I have to admit that I’m pleased with my progress without the use of a pill, slow as it has been.

I can achieve about an 80% to 90% erection under my own power most of the time.  My urologist offered up a vacuum pump as an option during my last visit, and I declined for now. 

Orgasms for me are pretty much the same as they were pre-surgery, although perhaps just a tad shorter in duration and less intense.


Overall, I’m pleased with where I’m at–cancer-free and pretty much back to normal functioning with minimal inconveniences.

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