Had follow-up in January 2018 post-radical prostatectomy last September. Nodes negative but positive margins, and metastatic workup negative. Gleason 8.
Recovered well; pretty well continent after doing pelvic floor exercises for 3 months post catheter removal. Odd occasions of minimal stress incontinence so continuing the pelvic floor exercises, and wearing a pad, which isn't a disaster.
Had pelvic radiation because of higher grade and positive margins. No side effects or complications from that apart from more frequent bowel movements (probably also due to recommended milk of magnesia during treatment). Fortunately didn't have side effects like tiredness, blood in stool etc.
No erections yet, despite daily Cialis and trying to get one by manual stroking. Unfortunately my spouse has been diagnosed with dementia so not a great sexual partner any longer.
One thing the urologist didn't tell me was that penis would be shorter post-prostatectomy - I think I lost about 1/2-1 inch of the flaccid penis, and after being circumcised as a kid, almost have a non-circumcised penis again! I presume this is due to the urethra being resected, and then re-anastomosed...Bummer as I wasn't that long before. Oh well.
Upcoming PSA follow-up this coming week.