Immediately after?

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Grayfox
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Immediately after?

Postby Grayfox » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:40 pm

When the time comes for me to get my implant, the Doctor plans to have me stay at the hospital overnight with a catheter in. The next morning they'll remove the catheter and send me home. My question is what kind of shape will I be in? Pain? Soreness? Drowsy? Drugged up? Specifically, will I be ok to walk to the parking lot and drive myself home? Arranging a ride to and from is a bit of a PITA for me. If I can go by myself, it'll be much easier.
Developed ED after Heart attack and by-pass in 2000. Used pills for years, but they don't work anymore. Shots don't work. Used a VED for several years. AMS 700 LGX installed 8-7-19.

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Re: Immediately after?

Postby Gt1956 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:58 pm

It's been my experience with hospitals that upon release they won't let you leave on your own. I'm sure a taxi or Uber would work. Even if they drove you to your car in the end of the parking lot.
I had a circumcision about 7-8 years ago. Drove 450 miles that afternoon/evening.
In my experience your concerns are unfounded. You may feel a little discomfort but you'll be plenty lucid & likely only in slight discomfort. Despite our fears, the penis area is pretty resilient.
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Re: Immediately after?

Postby Quincy » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:07 pm

I had some pain, but not horrible. Driving the first day would have been hard, though. Better if you can drive naked, as any pressure on your groin causes some trouble. I wore an extremely loose pair of light sweat pants. My wife drove. I walked around the hospital the first morning, and took a short walk with my wife standing close in the afternoon at our hotel. Then I increased distance each day for a while. I was up to 3 miles by day 5.

I doubt you'll want to drive home, and as mentioned they may not let you. You may also be still under some of the effects of the meds they give you. Most are given an opioid to help decrease pain. I'd advise you to avoid those if you can because they cause terrible constipation for most.
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Re: Immediately after?

Postby Frenchboy » Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:34 pm

Hello,
When you go for the first implant the surgeon have to dilate the cavernosae to make room for the cylinders.
Which is to say a lot of oedema and swelling (shaft and scrotum). Even with compressive dressing just after the surgery, i really can t imagine leaving so fast

The risks of this surgery is hemorragic and infections. Better stay a few days and be sure that every thing is okay.

Driving with massive peno scrotal swelling and fresh stitches sounds dangerous to me.
Revisions tends to recover faster anyway.

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Re: Immediately after?

Postby Gt1956 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:03 pm

I think the biggest point for you to understand is the statistics. Statistics drives a lot of decisions in our lives. Enough implants have been done that the infection rate & complications are well known. Especially if you go to an experienced surgeon. That piece of advice is repeated almost daily on FT. An experienced surgeon knows what to watch for & what to not do. Case in point. I personally have not read, on FT, of many cases of infection.
I believe that some of the infection fear is rooted in old beliefs that sex & the sexual organs are "dirty". Figuratively & literally speaking.
My experience with my circumcision was an eye opener. Out patient surgery, sent home wearing a sock type bandage that the doctor said would fall off quickly & it did just that. Basically a looping stitch holding the incision together. No catheter, so I had to pee over the incision. They gave me some type of suave to keep smeared on the end. Your genitals are not as prone to infection as you might think.
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Re: Immediately after?

Postby Lost Sheep » Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:32 pm

Grayfox wrote:When the time comes for me to get my implant, the Doctor plans to have me stay at the hospital overnight with a catheter in. The next morning they'll remove the catheter and send me home. My question is what kind of shape will I be in? Pain? Soreness? Drowsy? Drugged up? Specifically, will I be ok to walk to the parking lot and drive myself home? Arranging a ride to and from is a bit of a PITA for me. If I can go by myself, it'll be much easier.

You will very likely be prescribed pain killers. Driving while 1) certain prescription drugs in your system is illegal in many jurisdictions and 2) in pain - which might impair reaction time - is inadvisable (even hitting a bump might be painful enough to distract you).
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Re: Immediately after?

Postby Grayfox » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:46 pm

Thanks. Pretty much what I figured. I guess I'll have to get a ride.
Developed ED after Heart attack and by-pass in 2000. Used pills for years, but they don't work anymore. Shots don't work. Used a VED for several years. AMS 700 LGX installed 8-7-19.

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Re: Immediately after?

Postby Gt1956 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:51 pm

How far do you need to travel? I think that needs to be part of your equation. Escaping from the nursing staff is another part. It would be a simple matter to give a call to a local family member or friend asking for a lift. You could maintain some privacy by saying that you had an angiogram. Similar area affected, common procedure for us advancing in age guys. Absent all of that, I would advise a ride sharing app like Uber. Oh, some communities have a medical van that does pickup & deliveries. Their forte is running people to doctor appointments. Cost is reasonable. Frequently free if you're over a certain age. Lots of possibilities in most communities. Give your local senior citizen center a call & ask for options. Don't need to be old to use many of the services. Just the cost may be a little higher. Good luck.
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Re: Immediately after?

Postby SW0110 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:03 pm

I would be cautious depending on how far you need to drive. You probably could drive if all goes great but not sure if you should. Staying overnight you will be given pain killers and also morphine.

I did enjoy my morphine overnight. Took some pain killers right before I left hospital for ride home. Pretty much stopped them at home though and did not really need them. It was nice for the 3 hour ride home. Fidgeted in car a lot though. It was nice someone else drove home.

I could have driven home. Issue would be if I had an accident and someone tox screened me with pain pills and residual morphine. You would not be using that implant for a long time. Could be ex law enforcement in me but safe than sorry.
Central KY. Fell around 2.5 yrs ago on the boys. ED, venous leak, and Peyronies developed since. Implanted March 7, 2018, Titan was used due to 30 to 35 degree curve. 18 plus 1.

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Re: Immediately after?

Postby Frenchboy » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:00 am

I get the point ! I said that after surgery and during one week and half I can t walk seat or drive more than 10 minutes. Because all they give you in Fance is acetaminophen.

Here in USA physician give you strong opiates painkillers like morphine sulfate or oxycodone. Sure with 60 mg of morphine in my system I should drive, but pain is a precious indicator.

In France pain is considered as normal after surgery, and they want to make it more bearable, not making it equal to zero.


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