Wish I would have discovered this forum sooner

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bx01!!
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Wish I would have discovered this forum sooner

Postby bx01!! » Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:11 am

Hi all,
I’m 7 days out from my implant date. ED is something I’ve struggled with for the past 10 years. No one understands the negative impact not only physically but mentally other than those that suffer with it. I’m in a relationship with an amazing understanding woman but it kills me not being able to do what I have urges to do.
I researched everything but didn’t stumble upon this site until today nd I must say I wish I had sooner. It would have given me a much better picture of the recovery process.
I would say I’m where I should be 7 days out after hearing other stories. Extremely sore, most bruising and swelling gone. I admit I didn’t think it would be this painful or at least I though I could tolerate it better. Trying to slowly get around with a constant rock hard penis is something I didn’t anticipate. Nut stack is extremely sore and it seems like I can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. I know I have to be patient but I can’t wait for this to be behind me and I can be functional again.
AMX implanted 6/15/2020. Age 45, struggled with ED for 10 years due to veinous leakage. Tried pills, pumps, shots with no success.

Agfa13
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Re: Wish I would have discovered this forum sooner

Postby Agfa13 » Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:11 pm

Bx, you are not the only one that regrets not finding this place in time BEFORE you went under the knife.
After reading FT, I will say I went into surgery blind. I did not ask my surgeon the right questions, did not look at his record, etc, and I feel dumb about the whole thing. If I knew then what I know now, things may have turned out differently, as in picking the right surgeon, asking right questions, hints on healing (like wearing a baby sock), etc.
I thought I did my research, but it was all professional, not from guys that actually went through surgery.
56, Maryland, revised with Titan on 3/2/20
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AMS cx at 24cm, now have Titan Classic 20 cm
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bx01!!
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Re: Wish I would have discovered this forum sooner

Postby bx01!! » Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:56 pm

Baby sock! Great idea
AMX implanted 6/15/2020. Age 45, struggled with ED for 10 years due to veinous leakage. Tried pills, pumps, shots with no success.

LookingUp
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Re: Wish I would have discovered this forum sooner

Postby LookingUp » Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:30 pm

Only 2 Implant post on that site....

I'll stay here, thanks.

LU
66, PCa 01/06 Proton Radiation Treatment, ED Pills 2005-2014, Urethroplasty 02/17, Tri-Mix 2014-2018 stopped due Peyronie's disease, VED until implant. 5.5Lx5G Planning implant ?, after CV19 sorts out.

Old Guy
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Re: Wish I would have discovered this forum sooner

Postby Old Guy » Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:50 pm

Oh yea, you're gonna be sore for a while. It took me almost 5 months to feel close to normal after my implant. And just like you, wish I had found FT a lot sooner. I found it 5 months after going under the knife.
I just trusted the surgeon. Stupid me. Didn't know what questions to ask.
68 years old when Coloplast Titan OTR implanted 11-08-2019. Viagra, Trimix, QuadMix all failed after a while. Married to my beautiful 17 year younger wife for 32+ years. As much as it was a tough recovery for me I'm glad I had it done.

tigerboy19
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Re: Wish I would have discovered this forum sooner

Postby tigerboy19 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:18 pm

Sorry that you had such limited info going into surgery. I had researched IPP surgery for several years. I've seen many of the videos online posted by the prominent NY and Miami surgeons. I discussed in detail with my doctor many things before surgery. He was recommended, but I knew that he didn't handle the volume of the nationally known doctors, although I knew from "interviewing" him that he was on the cutting edge. I take Plavix and aspirin, but was only on aspirin (that's enough) for surgery. I can tell you that I was surprised by the swelling and black and blue color of EVERYTHING, but my surgical notes stated that I did not bleed and everything was normal and that I tolerated the procedure well. The surgical time was 26 minutes from incision to close. So, he knew what he was doing. I thought that I was well prepared for everything but was still surprised at the bruising and swelling. So don't feel bad. Also, I had read that you "feel" the implant early on as you get used to it. Well, I can say that I have never "felt" the device. My fingers can feel the pump and I can feel the cylinders when I touch myself because they are not fully inflated, and I have never felt the reservoir. I cannot even tell where it is supposed to be although I think the surgical notes said it was on my left side of that area where they put it. In my case the swelling had subsided by about the 6th day and yesterday (day nine) my color was virtually normal. I haven't taken pain medication since the morning after. I have taken an occasional Tylenol. I am very happy. I can easily feel the pump features and therefore am 100% confident of the operation of the implant when the Doc allows it. He did leave my implant only partially inflated. Easy to keep up or down with two pair of good fitting briefs on. Today I am very happy with where this is quickly heading. You will be very happy as well. Everybody heals on their own timetable.
I am 65 and have been married for 48 years. ED for 20 years. Treated with Viagra (10 years) and injections (10 years), but finally built resistance in each case. Had IPP surgery on 6-12-20. Coloplast Titan 20 CM with 1 CM RTE.

544kenmatt
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Re: Wish I would have discovered this forum sooner

Postby 544kenmatt » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:49 am

I know it's hard to hear, "be patient" when you're hurting and wondering if you did the right thing. It's a process and it may be weeks or even months until you are fully functional and happy with your decision.

Right now, frozen peas are your friend. It has taken me 8 months, but I think I have had an exceptionally slow recovery process. It's a traumatic surgery (you tube videos are hair-raising), so it's not surprising that recovery times are all over the place.

Follow doctor's orders, cycle religiously when given the go-ahead, and be patient (I KNOW!)

Try not to worry about length and girth right now.

Hang in there. It has only been a week.

best regards
Ken
AMS 700 LGX 10/31/2019. age 63

oldbeek
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Re: Wish I would have discovered this forum sooner

Postby oldbeek » Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:28 pm

You say you have a rock hard penis. Did your doc leave you 80-90% pumped up during healing? Most docs DON'T, but mine did and it is a painful healing process. If he did, ask if it can be reduced some. I endured it for the full 4 weeks. Penis sticking straight out. I mean, straight out at 3oclock and not just plump. I had some pain meds stashed after a back surgery that got me through.
78, good health, RP 7-2017, all nerves taken , PSA 0.05, 4-18,, .08 11/18,.07 1/19,.05 4/19, .06 2/20 Pain with trimix, implant 4-18, Infra-pubic, AMS lgx 15 cm with 5cm rte. Implant at USC Keck. Dr Boyd and Dr Loh Doyle 6 x 4.5, 800 AUS 7-21-20

bx01!!
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Re: Wish I would have discovered this forum sooner

Postby bx01!! » Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:46 pm

Update:
Just had a follow up with the doc 8 days out. He left it 60% inflated after surgery. I told him that was leaving me with the most discomfort and he was pleased with how everything looked so he asked me did I want him to try to deflate it some to be more comfortable I said sure. Wow big mistake as that hurt like hell. Felt like he was squeezing one of my nuts instead of the pump. . I had to stop him and he wasn’t able to deflate it any. He said we would try again next week.
Lying down on my back I have no pain at all it’s just the discomfort of moving around that’s causing me issues now. Ice packs and warm baths are my best friends right now.
Trying not to worry about size right now I’m just happy to feel a hard on for the first time in years.
Overall he said it Looks like I’m ahead of the game a little on the healing process. No more bruising or swelling at all. Just the fact of walking around with a constant erection while getting used to my third nut are my issues now
AMX implanted 6/15/2020. Age 45, struggled with ED for 10 years due to veinous leakage. Tried pills, pumps, shots with no success.

Old Guy
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Re: Wish I would have discovered this forum sooner

Postby Old Guy » Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:28 pm

Oh yea, those first few weeks are a killer. You got new equipment in your body, and it's in a very very tender area.
Hot baths were my friend. A baby sock over my penis helped. Aspercream was a miracle drug to ease the pain on my shaft, but make sure the incision is healed before you try that. And got to wash it off before sex.
Hang in there.
68 years old when Coloplast Titan OTR implanted 11-08-2019. Viagra, Trimix, QuadMix all failed after a while. Married to my beautiful 17 year younger wife for 32+ years. As much as it was a tough recovery for me I'm glad I had it done.


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