Libido has never been an issue. After his initial colon resection, we returned to the surgeon on Monday, after Larry being discharged from the hospital on Friday, to report problems with ejaculation. Surgeon had never specifically stated when we could resume, so we just did....he was a bit shocked, and kind of wondered about the staples, but said to proceed as Larry felt like. He was diagnosed with retrograde ejaculation, and since we were finished having children, it wasn't an issue. Once doctor assured us it wasn't harmful to Larry in any way, it was kind of nice.....the whole having less to clean up thing.
Throughout chemo, his sex drive was lessened, certainly, but never to the point of being an issue. From day 1-4 or so, he was just too tired, sick, whatever. After his liver resection in September, same thing. After a few days at home, we picked up where we had left off.
The problem now is that he is not even having the sensation of ejaculation. Which is nice, to a point. Think endurance here....but he never truly feels satisfied. Surgeon is stumped. Larry is grumpy. I don't know what to think, or what to do to help.....
After reading some of the responses here, we looked back and saw that this started happening on the same day that we got the bad news on his last set of scans. Which makes us wonder if it's an emotional, rather than physical, problem....but even so, what do you do about it? Larry is worried that this will lead to problems with erections. Apparently, that's a HUGE concern for him!!!
We really don't know what to think, or where to look for help. Urologist, maybe?
Any insights....anyone who ever had this same problem? What did you do? Is it temporary?
Thanks guys! And I still can't believe I'm discussing this, on the internet no less....