’ There’s shyness and discomfort,” Griffen said.“You learn a whole lot about sex as a result of having prostate cancer,” said Alan, who was diagnosed at the age of 62.
After surgery, he experienced a year of erectile dysfunction, bladder spasms, physical pain and inner turmoil.“We had been screwing each other regularly and enjoying it,” he says about his relationship with his wife.“I found myself living under a dark cloud.”Alan regrets not getting sexual counselling more quickly, but he said, “After a diagnosis, all your psychological bearings have changed.
“If your manhood is more broad-based and sexuality is about mutual pleasure, you’ll do better.”Hardaway’s husband did not recover erections. He got the implant, which left him semi-erect all of the time, and he was happy with it.
The second priority is to maintain urinary function. Often it is not until after surgery that sexual function moves front and centre.
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Had he been more proactive and less fearful, Hardaway believes “absolutely” that the outcome would have been different.“Jeff Jarvis is a hero,” she said.
“Men man up and don’t talk.”Her husband, she said, had that “one Achilles heel.”“But you don’t say this sucked, because I only had it for five years.”The words pour out of her as she recalls the love she lost too soon.