Hi, I'm Tom, and I am a 75 year old Prostate Cancer SURVIVOR. I was being followed for BPH for 9 years, with semi-annual PSA tests. I was stable at 1.4 until 2012, when the number began doubling every 3 months, and my urologist found a bump in December 2012. A biopsy showed positive in 5 of 12 cores, Gleason 7. I did a mountain of research and knew most of what to expect. A surgeon said I was not an optimal candidate for RP because of an arbitrary cutoff of 70 (I was 71) and also had a cardiac history. A radiation oncologist made a very thorough and encouraging presentation, so radiation became my choice for treatment. ADT in May 2013 followed by 45 radiation sessions got me a diagnosis of cancer free. My PSA has remained undetectable since then.
My ED began at the time of the BPH diagnosis, caused partly by poor blood flow and partly by the BPH meds, and has only gotten worse with time. I've used the pump, but had to stop for a while due to complications. I'm currently on low dose daily Cialis, which gives me multiple semi erections during the day, but nothing strong enough to work with although encouraging that all is not lost. I am considering the implant, once I get an incontinence problem resolved.
Life begins again at 75.