New Member, Hard Choices

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navy6587
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Re: New Member, Hard Choices

Postby navy6587 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:52 am

hopeful_future...sounds like you've tried everything to 'fix' your ED. All in all, I believe Lost Sheep summed up the crux of the answer you are looking for. At 71, I was glad I didn't have to endure all the other remedies other than pills that never worked. Your choice of a surgeon is the single most critical decision you will have to make. Please, PLEASE take the time to look around at the numerous well respected 'Master Implanters" (my words) that are available. Don't 'settle' for one close to you just because of the travel. I did and am regretting it ever since (see my very brief profile). This irreversible procedure is all about YOU...no one else. You may want to please your husband but, in the final analysis, YOU own your decision. Take the time to ask the difficult questions of every surgeon you speak with. Their hesitation to fully discuss ALL of your product or procedural questions is a clue that they aren't really on your side. Kick them to the curb and move on to another!

Just my 2 cents!
Edd
72 y/o; wed 49 yrs; ED 15+ yrs. Fired by 1st doc (Szobota - VA Uro) 4 too many q's & contact w/ Coloplast rep. New doc: Ellen (VA Uro) implanted 11/8/18. 22cm Titan + one 2cm RTE each side; moron doc, intake/ discharge nurses! Will NEVER do it again!

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Re: New Member, Hard Choices

Postby hopeful_future » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:00 pm

navy6587 wrote:hopeful_future...sounds like you've tried everything to 'fix' your ED. All in all, I believe Lost Sheep summed up the crux of the answer you are looking for. At 71, I was glad I didn't have to endure all the other remedies other than pills that never worked. Your choice of a surgeon is the single most critical decision you will have to make. Please, PLEASE take the time to look around at the numerous well respected 'Master Implanters" (my words) that are available. Don't 'settle' for one close to you just because of the travel. I did and am regretting it ever since (see my very brief profile). This irreversible procedure is all about YOU...no one else. You may want to please your husband but, in the final analysis, YOU own your decision. Take the time to ask the difficult questions of every surgeon you speak with. Their hesitation to fully discuss ALL of your product or procedural questions is a clue that they aren't really on your side. Kick them to the curb and move on to another!

Just my 2 cents!
Edd


Good advice, thank you! The nearest of the lauded surgeons to me would be Dr. Karpman. I will be getting an appointment to discuss things first, since I'm not 100% settled on getting an implant yet. I'm probably 75% of the way there at least, though. I think if I can get a penile doppler or something like that to actually determine if there's something irreversible, I'll be pretty much there.

Thanks again!

navy6587
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Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:22 pm

Re: New Member, Hard Choices

Postby navy6587 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:40 pm

Good for you!! Keep in the hunt and always ensure that the surgeon you are speaking with understands who is the most important person in the room. Good luck and, if it comes down to being implanted, it wasn't because you didn't ask the hard questions. Remember, too, that "your anatomy" (not the surgeon's AMS or Coloplast rep) should be the determining factor which product you choose. Example: I had all the girth I needed (had a penis that was 'oval' in cross section) and did not require the extra help that the Coloplast Titan provides. But did my surgeon(s) recommend the AMS that would have done the same job but without the additional width? Hell no! Did either surgeon ever pump me up with whatever drug (Trimix?) is used to see how my own penis was shaped pre-op? Hell no! When I was in each of their offices, both just pulled up my flaccid penis by the glans (with my shorts down around my ankles), knitted their brows and looked medically studious, and pronounced that the Coloplast Titan would fit the bill. Neither said that Coloplast was ALWAYS their choice. Neither was ever really interested in giving me the best product for my own body. Anyway, enough ranting. Just do what's best for YOU.

Praying you find your way to GREAT sex!

Edd
72 y/o; wed 49 yrs; ED 15+ yrs. Fired by 1st doc (Szobota - VA Uro) 4 too many q's & contact w/ Coloplast rep. New doc: Ellen (VA Uro) implanted 11/8/18. 22cm Titan + one 2cm RTE each side; moron doc, intake/ discharge nurses! Will NEVER do it again!


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