MK1965 wrote:DougAnd wrote:Did I see that right? Just noticed that you were implanted on the 5th? So about one month ago? Yeah your still very green. My biggest mistake was wanting the results from a surgery that I did not have. You were shrunk to fit just like me and most others. That is a deep hole to climb out of. We will both be climbing together for some months to come. But try what I suggested to speed things up a bit. And keep climbing steadily.
Your VED. Is it an expensive pressure controlled device or a cheap 2" cylinder with a ball or pump? If you want real results use the cheap ones costs about $14.00. Mark 3.5 inches on the outside using a marker then put 1/4 inch ticks up the bell. Then wrap in clear tape. I went from 5 3/8 inches to 7.1 inches from mid march to the end of May. So less than 3 months. You should be able to stretch out about 1/4" every few weeks. But cycle 5 min on 5 min off three times in the morning and 3 times at night. Every day and keep a log.
Eventually you will become longer than your prosthese can handle. Not sure what to do after that. It should happen too fast to upgrade so you may just need to put it in a holding pattern at 5" Maybe 5.5" You'll need to figure that one out for yourself
I used VED after RP and 7 weeks before I was implanted.
I used Pros T Vac pump and I still own it.
I was told by my implant surgeon: VED pump is NO NO after implant surgery.
He said VED has potential to pull reservoir and tubing out of space and can damage unit and can also cause serious injury.
He told me yesterday to do cycling 3 times a day to the point of discomfort and try to stay there at least 15 min, if it becomes more tolerable, I should try to add 2-3 pumps again.
Did your doc give you permission to use VED?
My surgeon and another doctor wrote a paper on the VED pre and post implant. He highly recommends it. He says only use it for 5 minutes a few times a day. If you would like the paper. PM me your email address and I will send it to you. I tried to attach it here but for some reason, it wont attach.