Just wanted everyone to know that I see the physical problem as temporary, not permanent. I went to the doctor. He gave me iron pills. And a referral to the surgeon. The prescription iron pills seem to be working. Much less bleeding than when I took only over the counter iron pills. And the surgeon will suggest ways to address the bleeding. So I should be able to overcome the anemia. That should enable me to achieve erections, and also to get back to exercising so I have more cardio-vascular fitness so I can perform better. That way I can go back to initiating from time to time. Still not ready to have the "big" discussion about sex. But at least we could overcome the current complete roadblock. Thanks to those who expressed concern.

When you can see it coming, duck!