20 days post, where should pump finally reside?

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Joe Behot
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20 days post, where should pump finally reside?

Postby Joe Behot » Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:58 am

So I still have a normal size right testicle and my left one is a huge egg. I suspect that my left testicle along with that monster pump is in there. Doc had told me on day of surgery to keep pulling the pump down. Where is its final resting place? In between the 2 testicles? Lower? in the back? Like I said, I cant even feel the pump itself now, just kind of mushing things around down there. When it finally does come loose from the left testicle, will you "know" it? Still concerned about the swelling. Talk to Doc and he said, everybodys different. Some people come back for their 4 week activation and have to be sent home because the swelling is still too much. My activation was initially set for 6 weeks. Thank GOD

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Re: 20 days post, where should pump finally reside?

Postby stephen54 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:33 am

Joe Behot wrote:So I still have a normal size right testicle and my left one is a huge egg. I suspect that my left testicle along with that monster pump is in there. Doc had told me on day of surgery to keep pulling the pump down. Where is its final resting place? In between the 2 testicles? Lower? in the back? Like I said, I cant even feel the pump itself now, just kind of mushing things around down there. When it finally does come loose from the left testicle, will you "know" it? Still concerned about the swelling. Talk to Doc and he said, everybodys different. Some people come back for their 4 week activation and have to be sent home because the swelling is still too much. My activation was initially set for 6 weeks. Thank GOD


My advice is to somehow combine patience with some consistent exploration and gently pulling. Easier said than done, I know that much firsthand. But you'll get there.

My sac was always smallish and just not a lot of extra room in there. Post-implant, I didn't know what the hell was going on for weeks...entire sac seemed like a big congealed lump of god knows what. I had no post-op pain but I did have significant edema/swelling in my sac...and while I did not have any pain, it was certainly tender and very uncomfortable to fish around my sac trying to get my bearings.

You don't want any adhesions to form in there. So in my opinion it's a balance of withstanding the mental and physical discomfort of sorting through your balls and the pump and just daily continuing to get more familiar with orientation and gently moving things around. You just have to do it. Get familiar. Push it a little. Rest. Repeat.

In my post-op period, the first 2-4 weeks after, my surgeon 2x palpated and essentially expressed out of my sac a lot of the accumulated edema. Pretty unpleasant experience, not going to pretend otherwise, because "expressed" in this case really meant "used two hands to physically flatten my sac in order to smash the edema out to be reabsorbed elsewhere". Should have prepared with a few shots of bourbon prior.

But 2 weeks later I was inflating on my own and slowly learning how to deflate (although that came with its own clown show of newbie errors on my part for a while, too).

In the end, my pump apparatus kind of found its final resting place right dead center between my nuts I would say around weeks 5, 6, 7, somewhere in there. It was probably there the whole time more or less, I just couldn't discern what was what.

Keep at it. Fun ass times ahead for you...
54 yrs, remarried to highly sexual 52 yr old wife. Pills ran their course then 9 yrs Trimix. 28 cm Titan Touch XL implanted Nov 2019, Laurence Levine, Rush Univ Med Ctr Chicago. Implant so far a blessing and nonstop fun.

Joe Behot
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Re: 20 days post, where should pump finally reside?

Postby Joe Behot » Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:08 pm

Thanks Stephen,

Yikes, that 'express' sounds horrible. I am taking 2 hot baths a day and now, after reading your post, am REALLY try to free that sucker up. Not looking forward to doc compressing my sac into a pancake. I got 4 weeks to make something happen down there. Thanks for your reply...and motivation!

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Re: 20 days post, where should pump finally reside?

Postby stephen54 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:37 pm

Joe Behot wrote:Thanks Stephen,

Yikes, that 'express' sounds horrible. I am taking 2 hot baths a day and now, after reading your post, am REALLY try to free that sucker up. Not looking forward to doc compressing my sac into a pancake. I got 4 weeks to make something happen down there. Thanks for your reply...and motivation!


The hot water/baths are your friend, I actually forgot about that (how much time I spent in a very hot very long shower). As long as you keep moving things around in there you are going to get your bearings as things settle down in your sac. You just will. It's so odd, I was essentially panicked over the complete mystery my sac had become...then seriously, like 2 weeks later we were pumping up and having sex. You're going to do great...
54 yrs, remarried to highly sexual 52 yr old wife. Pills ran their course then 9 yrs Trimix. 28 cm Titan Touch XL implanted Nov 2019, Laurence Levine, Rush Univ Med Ctr Chicago. Implant so far a blessing and nonstop fun.

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Re: 20 days post, where should pump finally reside?

Postby Joe Behot » Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:12 pm

Stephen, Thank You. Your posts are helpful. I have seen some improvement in my sac. Basically the right side is perfect. My right nut is having a grand old time, floating around just like before the implant. The left side is horrible. I cant even feel my left nut. Its just one bid egg over there. I'm sure my left nut and the pump are in there. Every once in awhile, I can feel the corner of the block. I try to push down as the doc told me to push the pump down. I cant even feel the pump at all. Also, the shaft of my dick is somewhat spongy. Am I still swollen? This is now day 23.

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Re: 20 days post, where should pump finally reside?

Postby stephen54 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:41 am

Joe Behot wrote:Stephen, Thank You. Your posts are helpful. I have seen some improvement in my sac. Basically the right side is perfect. My right nut is having a grand old time, floating around just like before the implant. The left side is horrible. I cant even feel my left nut. Its just one bid egg over there. I'm sure my left nut and the pump are in there. Every once in awhile, I can feel the corner of the block. I try to push down as the doc told me to push the pump down. I cant even feel the pump at all. Also, the shaft of my dick is somewhat spongy. Am I still swollen? This is now day 23.


When I was 3-4 weeks post-op i honestly thought my sac was back to normal in terms of swelling. I was all proud of myself and sure of it. I was wrong.

I saw no visible swelling and even when i palpated my hands and fingers around my sac it felt, mostly, just as it always had to me prior to implant. What I found was...the doctor knows a bit more about what's in my sac than i do. A little surprising that around week 3, 4, and 5, as I had been in to his office for a scheduled follow up, he said right away to me upon examination, "you're still holding a lot of fluid in there" and he kept encouraging patience and gentle movements. He wasn't alarmed. Assured me quite normal.

By week 6 when I had my activation and I inflated at home, i found that the pump bulb was obvious and pretty easy to manipulate, but the deflate buttons were still, surprisingly, kind of lost amid the still squishing mess of edema. That's what led to one of my two unpleasant sac-flattening assists by the doc.

Long answer to your question about your day 23...yes for sure, you're well within the normal range of responses to what you had done down there. Really. Just keep gently working. Not sure when you next doc visit is but maybe if you're still experiencing that uncertainty in another week or two I would consider addressing this with your doc directly. In my own experience, once I had that edema expressed out, within a week or two I was pumping and deflating and getting my new normal figured out pretty rapidly.
54 yrs, remarried to highly sexual 52 yr old wife. Pills ran their course then 9 yrs Trimix. 28 cm Titan Touch XL implanted Nov 2019, Laurence Levine, Rush Univ Med Ctr Chicago. Implant so far a blessing and nonstop fun.

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Re: 20 days post, where should pump finally reside?

Postby oldbeek » Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:43 pm

I now have a much smaller pump on the right side for my AUS. My sack reminds me of a sac of marbles I had as a kid. Both testicles hide out up in their hide-ee holes. Ipp pump hangs midway on left and aus pump same on the right
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

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Re: 20 days post, where should pump finally reside?

Postby LookingUp » Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:06 am

Oldbeek,

You're a Guide to follow through the unknown. I can't imagine 4 nutz in my small sac. You should give seminars on how to "pack" a ToGo Bag.

Hat's off to you Sir.

LUp
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