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justanotherdrumber
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Re: i am currently in surgery and posting live

Postby justanotherdrumber » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:20 am

Hawkman wrote:I cannot over stress that I do NOT have some rare high pain threshold. And while I am not squeamish by most standards I have my limits. I don’t really like to even watch videos of metal measuring rods being shoved in someone else’s penis. While I have watched several implant videos they challenge my fortitude. While I enjoyed and even laughed at some of the comments at my feat of being awake, it really was not a challenge at all.

Before I got to the OR I was only about 70% sure I would endure to the end without throwing in the towel. I was even slightly down about what I was headed into and whether I was biting off more than was psychologically prudent. My confidence came from my friend that had orthopedic surgery with saws and hammers with a spinal block and enjoyed the process. I kept telling myself if he could do that I could do this. Once in the OR however all apprehension left. I enjoyed meeting the team, their comradery, the humor and the technical aspects. There was no sense of being touched except when they rubbed antiseptic high on my abdomin. I had zero awareness of my incision and the dreaded metal measuring rods. I was talking and had to ask if that had been done. Of all I am apt to go through during recovery and healing, I am sure that will be the easiest. It is no overstatement to say it was very enjoyable. I am cringing now more from my aching burning junk and the thought of unbandaging. Looking at my freshly implanted penis was just totally informative. Probably because there was zero sensation and it looked pretty much undamaged.

Do yourself a favor and consider it. A bond with your team can never hurt and it was nice to have no after-effect from general anesthesia. As a footnote, because I fought to walk as soon as possible, the spinal got me through NYC and 3 hours toward home with an amazing level of comfort.

Congratulations !
So, just how long did the actual surgery take ?
Erie,PA
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Implanted ams700 lgx, 18cm+1cm RTE
March 2018

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Re: i am currently in surgery and posting live

Postby Hawkman » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:40 am

justanotherdrumber wrote:Congratulations !
So, just how long did the actual surgery take ?


I was in the OR about 2 hours but if you subtract for set up, administering spinal, shaving, disinfecting, surgery and bandaging was clearly under an hour.
Prostatectomy 2004-Bimix caused Peyronies. Radiation 2009. finally, Viagra had little effect. Active sex life with wife of 50 yrs- been dependent on a VED for 10 yrs. 22 cm Titan w/Dr. Eid Aug 7th http://www.peyroniesforum.net/index.php/board,56.0.html

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Re: i am currently in surgery and posting live

Postby justanotherdrumber » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:30 pm

Hawkman wrote:
justanotherdrumber wrote:Congratulations !
So, just how long did the actual surgery take ?


I was in the OR about 2 hours but if you subtract for set up, administering spinal, shaving, disinfecting, surgery and bandaging was clearly under an hour.

Thanks for your reply and the information.
Erie,PA
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Re: i am currently in surgery and posting live

Postby Hawkman » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:09 pm

Catching up what has become my log.
Day 3 Friday - Woke up at 4:00 AM well rested with lots to do. No bowel movement since surgery in spite of stool softeners and Milk of Magnesia so this morning I have to (1). Take a fleet enema (yippie). (2). I have to remove the catheter, (3). unwrap my new present, (4). Take my first hot bath.

!. Needs no details
2. uneventful except the catheter was a little bloody
3. I was totally surprised to unwrap a fully erect penis standing at 2:30 o'clock. This was not a chub but something any 18 yr old would have been happy with as far as firmness. The size did look disappointingly smaller.

I was confused since I know Dr. Eid sends patients home deflated and eloquently argues as to why it is essential to do so. A call to Dr. Eid explained that I was NOT inflated. Rather than there being any fluid in the cylinders, that my "erection" was the result of fluid, blood, and blood clots around the cylinders filling the cavernosa.

4. As I felt around my scrotum in the hot bath I could not find the pump. Weird, did he forget it ??? Then I realize I am feeling my left testicle and the pump. It is my right testicle that I can't find. I even felt to see if it ascended into my body to hide from the pump. Finally, I located it to the left of the pump and lower in the scrotum so it is; Left nut, right nut, then higher up and to the right the pump. I did not try to cycle this first bath but just got good and clean and loosened up to try to identify pump parts. I will remember to have my model pump next to me during my noon bath.

4A. I think I have this pump figured out. The ball is on top and the release valve below. For some reason, I was expecting it to be reversed. I pushed the release valve hard, then harder, then even harder. I got no trace of feedback so I was afraid to pump unit I was more certain I could deflate.

4B. Third bath. The good brothers at FrankTalk came through and assured me I should not expect feedback from the Titan OTR. I pumped 4 cautious full pumps. Now I see why men talk about this thing being hard as a marble. I pressed the OTR and squeezed it down. The pumping and the release both made the lining of my scrotum burn but nothing unbearable.

Now that I am confident I can deflate, I will pump up more tomorrow on day 4.
PS: Dr Eid told me to go to 600 mg of Ibuprofen 3 times a day since the pain meds were so constipating.
Prostatectomy 2004-Bimix caused Peyronies. Radiation 2009. finally, Viagra had little effect. Active sex life with wife of 50 yrs- been dependent on a VED for 10 yrs. 22 cm Titan w/Dr. Eid Aug 7th http://www.peyroniesforum.net/index.php/board,56.0.html

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Re: i am currently in surgery and posting live

Postby Hawkman » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:01 pm

Day 4 Sat.
I failed to post that I had a family grandson drive me to SAMs Club yesterday we’re i rode an electric cart while he loaded and unloaded it. It did not seem bad but I think that plus my first attempt to cycle contributed to the fact I am more swollen today. It actually looks like there is fluid between the skin and shaft. Dr. Eid told me to just soak and skip cycling for the weekend. I am on Tylenol and Ibuprofen. Feel pretty uncomfortable.

Day 5 Sun.
Swelling clearly down. My penis shaft has just a little give in it now and will bend upward mid-shaft but not down. Still pointing at about 3:30 o’clock - On my 3rd soak at night I gave a dozen pumps since all went well.

Day 6 Mon
Swelling still down to day 5 level. Dr Eid said to proceed with cycling but not necessary with every soak. He told me not to be concerned about swelling making me “erect”. That it would resolve. On my last soak I pumped 15 times by giving 2 or 3 pumps and waiting a few minutes. Seemed to be max pumps unless I was just cautious of squeezing my scrotum harder. No penis pain but scrotum is very sensitive while pumping. I think the reason I might have maxed out in 15 pumps is because of the swelling and fluid in the cavernosa around the outside of the cylinders. - Scrotum was burning when I got out of bath. Took a Percocet 5/325 at 10:30 and went to bed. Woke up at 1:30 and felt like my package was ON FIRE. Took another Percocet. Was the worst pain since day two.

Day 7 Tues.
I am sore this morning and just soaked which helped a lot but I think it would be crazy to pump in this condition.
Prostatectomy 2004-Bimix caused Peyronies. Radiation 2009. finally, Viagra had little effect. Active sex life with wife of 50 yrs- been dependent on a VED for 10 yrs. 22 cm Titan w/Dr. Eid Aug 7th http://www.peyroniesforum.net/index.php/board,56.0.html

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Re: i am currently in surgery and posting live

Postby Hawkman » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:34 am

Day 8 Wed
I cycled once on my third soak last night after just soaking during my first two soaks. I pumped 10 times!just enough to tale all the folds out of the cylinders. I rested well but when I woke up I felt full and sore. As I got ready to get in the tub my penis is at 2 o'clock. I felt the cylinders and they were full of fluid. Somehow my Titan had to auto-inflate during the night because I am sure I deflated..
Prostatectomy 2004-Bimix caused Peyronies. Radiation 2009. finally, Viagra had little effect. Active sex life with wife of 50 yrs- been dependent on a VED for 10 yrs. 22 cm Titan w/Dr. Eid Aug 7th http://www.peyroniesforum.net/index.php/board,56.0.html

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Re: i am currently in surgery and posting live

Postby TANGERINE » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:29 pm

everything you say parallells how my recovery went, so it looks like you are moving along at the right pace and things seem to be working just fine.

One thing that I was told is:
"it is important to pump vigourously during this early period, you should make your penis shaft as hard as granite"

This is so important since stretching your penis tissues is super important at this stage. Otherwise, you might form scar which will limit your size in the future (look up the key word "pseudocapsule" in franktalk)

you are doing great. Welcome to the brotherhood ! You will be back in the saddle soon.
"Strive hard to find the best implant surgeon -- surgical experience really matters"
(55 yo with Titan 22cm implant Feb 2017 by Dr Eid) Great experience -- I'm super pleased with my length and girth and implant performance.

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Re: i am currently in surgery and posting live

Postby Hawkman » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:20 pm

Day 9 Thurs
A day of wonderment. I finally actually deflated today after being convinced that I was deflated. Having never seen or handled a deflated Titan implant and being told I was deflated when I unbandaged at day 3 I thought I was deflating. It has been complicated by what seems to be wide-spread confusion over the use of the Titan Touch pump. In the past 6 days since cycling I have depressed the deflate valve exactly like the Titan training film shows. I kept one hand on my penis so I knew when I depressed the valve hard enough since it is a little challenging when your scrotum is still tender. As soon as I felt the pressure drop in my penis, I would release the valve and place both hands on my penis to squeeze out the fluid. It seemed I got some added deflation doing this but in rhetrospect I think that deflation stopped when I would turn loose of the deflation button.
Since I did partially deflate I could feel a dog-ear like fold in each cylinder. I thought that meant I was deflated and the remaining fullness was swelling.

Today I held the deflate button while firmly squeezing my penis and my penis collapsed flat. I could feel the cylinders crinkling and flopping around in my penis and a level of deflation I had not experienced. When I stood up it was nice not to feel the weight of a mostly filled penis suspended in front of me. It was still almost at 3 o’clock but less full and less heavy.

The BIG QUESTION REMAINS. WHY IS MY TITAN TOUCH DEFLATION VALVE NOT LOCKING OPEN WHEN DEPRESSED AS ADVERTISED???
Prostatectomy 2004-Bimix caused Peyronies. Radiation 2009. finally, Viagra had little effect. Active sex life with wife of 50 yrs- been dependent on a VED for 10 yrs. 22 cm Titan w/Dr. Eid Aug 7th http://www.peyroniesforum.net/index.php/board,56.0.html

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Re: i am currently in surgery and posting live

Postby Hawkman » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:37 pm

Day 10 Fri
I feel bad because all I do is lay in bed all day and my day revolves around 3 forty minute hot baths that tend to drain me. Sitting is uncomfortable so I thought I would try walking. I walked around the block and felt I could have walked miles. Got back and took my grandson to a Dr. Appointment. This is the first I have driven a car and other than the sitting it did not bother me. Then I picked up a couple 6 lb dumb bells to do curls and presses. It seemed uselessly light but still felt better than laying around. My urologist’s nurse called today to set up an appointment to remove my sutures on Tuesday. They had been hesitant so it was nice to have that settled.

Day 11 Sat
Since walking went fine yesterday I increased to 4 blocks today and feel I could walk 5 miles. So it seems I am comfortable walking or in bed but not sitting. I am even more comfortable walking than standing. Since I am finally fully deflating it now takes at least 24 pumps to pump up which is a little challenging on my sensitive scrotum but all of this is progress so I feel am closing in on the positive side of getting this implant.
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Prostatectomy 2004-Bimix caused Peyronies. Radiation 2009. finally, Viagra had little effect. Active sex life with wife of 50 yrs- been dependent on a VED for 10 yrs. 22 cm Titan w/Dr. Eid Aug 7th http://www.peyroniesforum.net/index.php/board,56.0.html

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Re: i am currently in surgery and posting live

Postby Larry10625 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:34 am

Hawkman wrote:Day 8 Wed
I cycled once on my third soak last night after just soaking during my first two soaks. I pumped 10 times!just enough to tale all the folds out of the cylinders. I rested well but when I woke up I felt full and sore. As I got ready to get in the tub my penis is at 2 o'clock. I felt the cylinders and they were full of fluid. Somehow my Titan had to auto-inflate during the night because I am sure I deflated..



You should not be sleeping with it inflated. If you roll over on it you, could damage the implant. :o

Larry
51 years old, married 29 years. Implanted Mar 30/17 by Dr. Brock of London, Ont, CANADA. (AMS 700 CX 18 + 2). Had implant removed Apr 29/17 due to Septic Shock. Liposuction By Dr. Gan and re-implant by Dr. Brock (AMS LGX 15 + 2) Dec 14/17.


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