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by Limpbizcit
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Implants
Topic: Possible infection
Replies: 47
Views: 1570

Re: Possible infection

They would come and go. I would go a few days with nothing and then the discharge would return.
by Limpbizcit
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Implants
Topic: Possible infection
Replies: 47
Views: 1570

Re: Possible infection

Well this seems to have been the longest 3 weeks of my life. Things are now however improving and healing nicely. I cant believe 2 weeks ago the wound had completely dehisced and come apart. I have a follow up appointment next Thursday where I can start cycling the device (that will be 5 weeks afte...
by Limpbizcit
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Implants
Topic: Infection stories
Replies: 18
Views: 561

Re: Infection stories

I have very minimal pain and zero discharge at day 20 post op But to feel of the pump it’s feels as if “bio film “ has covered the device pump area can feel like it’s covered in extra layers of skin and slippery to try to palpate the pump bulb Need to wait 2 more days to see urologist it’s killing ...
by Limpbizcit
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Implants
Topic: Infection stories
Replies: 18
Views: 561

Re: Infection stories

pal123 wrote:Limpbizcit ,

You say the antibiotics affected your kidney function. Was that only temporary while you are on them or long term.

Thanks,
Pal

It was temporary. It started to return to normal by the fourth day in the hospital.
by Limpbizcit
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Implants
Topic: Infection stories
Replies: 18
Views: 561

Re: Infection stories

I noticed the clear discharge two weeks in. I kept hoping things would get better and taking antibiotics for almost two months. But two months after surgery it had to go.
by Limpbizcit
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Implants
Topic: Infection stories
Replies: 18
Views: 561

Re: Infection stories

The hospital staff was concerned about my surgeon putting in the malleable immediately after removing the infected three piece. Which is probably why they kept me 5 days. My surgeon says the severity of the infection determines whether or not they put a space holder in. He said there was puss in the...
by Limpbizcit
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Implants
Topic: Infection stories
Replies: 18
Views: 561

Re: Infection stories

Larry I was the hospital 5 days!
by Limpbizcit
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Implants
Topic: Implant APPROVAL
Replies: 13
Views: 457

Re: Implant APPROVAL

MK1965 wrote:Limpbizcit,
It took about 4-5 weeks for Aetna to approve my implant.
MK

Thanks!
by Limpbizcit
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Implants
Topic: Implant APPROVAL
Replies: 13
Views: 457

Re: Implant APPROVAL

Just learned today my implant was approved by Aetna. Was out of Country for almost 3 weeks and came back late yesterday. I was kind of worried about it because my insurance did not cover anything Prostate Ca related except RP. Today, I already paid surgeon fee ($502.20) and hospital fee ($632.91) a...
by Limpbizcit
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Implants
Topic: Infection stories
Replies: 18
Views: 561

Re: Infection stories

I didn't have pain or fever. Just clear fluid from the incision area and the pump was stuck to my scrotum. Aftet the infected three piece was removed, a small malleable was implanted as a space holder. My surgeon said putting a space holder in would help preserve length. But this thing is the size o...

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