I had nerve sparing surgery in the US on 11/4/07. I do have a response, and did 2-3 months post op, but the result is only about 70-80% of what I was before, even with pills. It's better than nothing! My doc wants me to try out the shot, but I have to get talked into it. He says use it or lose it.
It certainly is a big worry...among many others!
Stage T2-T3, muscle invasive
Married to Eileen
2 sons, ages 20 and 23
Was your nerve sparing procedure successful or is it too early to tell? Let me know at your convenience.
I got the nerve sparing/transplant information from the Baylor College of Medicine, The Scott Department of Urology web-site (www.bcm.edu/urology). The site indicated that the nerve couldn't be spared but a nerve graft can be performed, which is harvested from the sural nerve on the outside of the ankle, to bridge the gap between the cut ends. You may want to look up the site and get a detailed description of the procedure.