[email protected] wrote:
> Anyone. I wonder about your side effects from your treatment. I don't
> believe the stats or the statements in the books and articles.
The paint peeled off my car and my dog died, but that means even less to
YOUR likely results than statistical tables because it's ANECDOTAL.
Recreational sailors have a saying for those who want to predict every
little wind shift from every little cloud that drifts by: "Clouds Don't
Mean ****", or CDMS. What it means is that, although individual passing
clouds often DO produce small wind transients, they have little if any
effect on the afternoon's sailing, i.e., the big picture. Similarly,
"ADMS" (to another person's SE likelihood).
> It's not that they are spinning the story. Surveys that homogenize 1st
> hand reports into tables of numbers, then abstract from the tables,
> tends to lose value. What does 10-50% impotent mean? What was the
> population base? When were the stats taken? What's the definition of
Thus the 10-50% range.
> How were you before diagnosis?
Great except for mild ED, increasing bladder urgency, and decreasing stream.
> What was your diagnosis and treatment?
G8, SVI, PSA 8.something, PSAV>2.0, probably doomed to die OF PC some day.
> How are you doing now?
GREAT . . . because I don't consider pads and very modest erections a
big deal. PSA 0.014 and falling @ two years post-op, can remove loose
rust with my urine stream, and still very athletic compared to most
30-year-olds -- and I'm 63. But that means absolutely nothing to you
unless you collect and tabulate stories from thousands of others, i.e.,
build statistical tables from wankers like me. Hint: save yourself the
effort; that's already been done. ;-)
> manage 2 erections w/ orgasms/week but not capable of more.
I haven't had a noticeable (to anyone else) erection in exactly two
years, but I've had a few hundred orgasms, most of them great, and my
firmess is still increasing verrrrrrry slowly. Glassman reports up to
two a day. Our most IMPORTANT nerves don't care how hard we are.