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    Kurt_K wrote on John101's wall

    Hey John, I think if you click on my name it will take you to my journey. I opted for surgery and have had no detectable PSA for one year now. I posted how my surgery went and some of the things I wished I had known as I went through the process. This a great place to get information but may take a little work to find stuff initially. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Lotsa folks here are on the same journey as you. If you are like I was, just remember to breath, keep walking forward, you got this.

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      Hi Kurt,

      Thank you for the encouragement. My PSA is 4.2 but what worries me is my Gleason was 7. I have decided to have surgery to get this out of me ASAP. I had a younger sister that died of Colon Cancer after she ignored signs for years. I don't want to go through that. I appreciate all the help I am receiving from "The Wall"
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      about 4 years ago
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    Side Effects (Erection problems): Still working on the whole erection thing. Can achieve reasonable erection with a lot of physical manipulation, less manipulation required with Viagra. Major issue is that apparently the mechanism that is part of the continence control is also tied to the same impulse that cause the pulsing or "throbbing" during the development of the erection. This means I leak a little urine during the process. This is a little disconcerting and I'm not terrible comfortable with it as far as during intimacy with my wife. We have tried it but this is something we will need to work out. I am improving as I am slowly getting a handle on the mechanism and am figuring a way to control it some. More little steps forward.

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      TallBald

      Get on it. I also recommend a vacuum pump. Not sure if your insurance will cover it or not, but you can go to one of those 'lovers' stores and get one. Don't get the cheapest one. Blood circulation is a big deal, so you want to get on that.

      over 4 years ago
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      TallBald

      Not sure if this link is dead or not but read this. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwju2ZfOmZTLAhUN5WMKHQgkBdcQFggcMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.medscape.com%2Fviewarticle%2F854273&usg=AFQjCNEHsLtFpNIyN4R6nvcUSXmctWsotw&sig2=awkw47_YXMOsVRLDQcWmew&bvm=bv.115339255,d.cGc

      over 4 years ago
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      Kurt_K

      Very good article. Here is the link in a easier format for anyone following this thread. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/854273

      over 4 years ago