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by Skier123
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Implants
Topic: I need a Dr.
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: I need a Dr.

1. Use the physician finder at the top of this website. 2. Use the physician referral lists that can be found on the Coloplast and AMS websites. 3. Ask your GP for a referral. 4. Ask your local urologist for a referall to an implant specialist. 5. Get a recommendation from somome you know who has an...
by Skier123
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Implants
Topic: Travel or stay local
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Travel or stay local

Drs150, So here is my point of view: Your choice of surgeon is one of the most important, if not the most important, decision you will make in this process. In my opinion, traveling less that half a day to get to a known, established implant surgeon is time well spent. Although there are some very g...
by Skier123
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Implants
Topic: Surgery Tomorrow!
Replies: 23
Views: 571

Re: Surgery Tomorrow!

gjmjoe,

Best wishes to you. Be prepared for a few rough days ... but SO worth it. Hang in there and let us know how you are doing.
by Skier123
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Implants
Topic: Surgery on November 24th -- questions, concerns
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Surgery on November 24th -- questions, concerns

Hello Hopeful, I wanted to give you some feedback on your questions. These are my perspectives and thoughts, not medical advice. 1. I personally would not be too worried about having surgery during this pandemic. I am scheduled to have finger surgery in October. Hospitals and surgical facilities are...
by Skier123
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Implants
Topic: Implanted on Wednesday...
Replies: 30
Views: 1353

Re: Implanted on Wednesday...

SonnyJim,

My advice is don't worry about it. Every Doctor seems to have their own protocol ... mine left me completely uninflated for 4 weeks after surgery - only then did I start cycling.

Everything has turned out just fine. ;)
by Skier123
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Implants
Topic: 9 days Post Op
Replies: 13
Views: 788

Re: 9 days Post Op

Joe, It's waaay too early to be making judgements about anything. It is completely normal to be short, swollen, and unhappy for a couple of weeks after surgery. I myself could barely get up out of my chair for the entire first week. But things should start getting better for you now, and you should ...
by Skier123
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Implants
Topic: Insurance Preapproval and Cost Estimate
Replies: 18
Views: 703

Re: Insurance Preapproval and Cost Estimate

Hey Mike, I agree with your concern. I have been burned in the past by this. My guess is that your Drs office has dealt with your insurance co in the past and they have paid up - so they are not too concerned about getting paid. But here's the thing - your Drs office will make you sign something tha...
by Skier123
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Implants
Topic: T Minus 24 Hours
Replies: 13
Views: 635

Re: T Minus 24 Hours

Congratulations Cut! Be prepared for some discomfort the 1st week ... after that - everything should get better very quickly. I like a Dr. who tailors his choice of implant to the patient ... hopefully the CX is exactly the right device for you. Follow your Dr's orders to the letter ... don't do any...
by Skier123
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Implants
Topic: Oh crap !!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 839

Re: Oh crap !!!!

Cut, Just wanted to jump in here with some well wishes. I hope all goes well with your surgery. My first week after surgery was a little rough - but I'm kind of a softie when it comes to this medical stuff. Took my pain meds for a couple days, but ibuprofen was all I really needed after that. For me...
by Skier123
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Implants
Topic: If you're sore after an Implant
Replies: 5
Views: 943

Re: If you're sore after an Implant

Good, useful post. The best part of FT is the brothers trying to help one another out.

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