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Fresh out of excision/grafting surgery
« on: December 20, 2018, 07:54:10 AM »

   Hey all, had my surgery 12/18/18. Glad to report all is well with no pain. I cannot say how much I appreciate the surgical skills and bedside manner of Dr. Knoll. All the staff at Tristar Cenntinial Hospital in Nashville were professional and friendly.
    Dr. said the plaque was bigger than he expected so the graft is big. I was told to leave the bandage on as is until Saturday. This is to keep slight pressure on the tissues to help promote healing. Pretty much kept ice on it from the time I got to my hospital room until I got home and went to bed last night. I will continue to keep ice on it off and on to avoid any more swelling than
there already is, which is not much.
    I have to take an antibiotic for a week. No instructions on activity levels so I'm going to let pain be my guide for what I can and can't do.
    Pictures show it is straight, of course the real question is will it work. Unless something unexpected pops up I will have to wait 8 weeks to find out......
    I can keep this forum updated on progress if people are interested.
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Re: Fresh out of excision/grafting surgery
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2018, 08:15:15 AM »

Congrats 2OldFords and best wishes for a speedy recovery! Yes please keep us posted on your healing/recovery process.
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Re: Fresh out of excision/grafting surgery
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2018, 09:24:41 AM »

   Just a quick update

    There is bruising now of the scrotum and above. No pain or real discomfort at this time.
I am still applying a cold compress for maybe 10-15 min every hr. or so. I don't have any swelling issues so that's working.  I'm going to continue to do this until I can remove the bandage tomorrow.
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Re: Fresh out of excision/grafting surgery
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2018, 08:23:20 PM »

Congratulations and best wishes for a great recovery.  Please make regular updates.  Far more read this forum than posts so you are helping thousands.

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Re: Fresh out of excision/grafting surgery
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2018, 09:08:09 AM »

Hope you recover well. 

I will be reading updates with interest, as I have booked in for my operation in March next year.  I could have gone for January, but don’t feel stron eneoigh mentally at the moment.  So though I would delay a little to prepare myself.
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Re: Fresh out of excision/grafting surgery
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2018, 12:08:39 PM »

   An update,
   Today is day 5, yesterday I was able to remove the bandage from surgery "carefully" then took a hot shower. I'm a pretty active guy so I lightly dressed the sutures and below so there would be no snagging and a little protection for the grafted area.
   Still no real pain just the end is a little sore. I haven't tried getting an erection so that kind of pain/discomfort has not been experienced. I have no doubt it will work when the time comes so no hurry. I have not tried to wear blue jeans yet but I will be soon.
   This report may be boring to some but I am trying to describe my real life experience so someone on this forum can make better informed decisions on treatment for themselves.
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Re: Fresh out of excision/grafting surgery
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2018, 12:27:35 PM »

20, updates are much appreciated. Any chance you could add in your signature line some history such as cogenital vs peyronies and extent of curve for those just starting to read your posts?
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Re: Fresh out of excision/grafting surgery
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2018, 08:02:40 PM »

Thank you so much for posting. I am considering this surgery next year.
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Re: Fresh out of excision/grafting surgery
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2018, 05:19:14 AM »

   Just an update:
Yesterday was Christmas, 1 week after surgery. My grandson and I went to SMKW then to Bass Pro. on Christmas eve.  I drove about 2 hrs and walked around for 2 hrs. (first time wearing blue-jeans post surgery)
Worked in the garage with grandson riveting the sides back on my truck box. I would say moderate activity level with some straining. This started being uncomfortable and sure enough it was swollen.
Cold compresses a couple of times and things were about the same as the start of the day.
   Christmas, worked by myself in the garage on the truck box, cold compress again while waiting for all family to show up. Merry Christmas.......... Done with antibiotics. Bruising is fading away.
   I plan on welding up the front of the truck box today. By the way Willie had a light bandage around the stiches this whole time and probably will until the stiches are gone.


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Re: Fresh out of excision/grafting surgery
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2018, 08:09:03 AM »

Sounds like good progress. Please continue with your updates. Very helpful.
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Re: Fresh out of excision/grafting surgery
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2018, 01:23:45 AM »

What did they use to patch you up?
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Re: Fresh out of excision/grafting surgery
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2018, 06:06:44 AM »

What did the doctors advise you to do? I dont think I would rush the recovery period. You're getting swelling from doing too much it seems. I would take it easy for a month at least
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Re: Fresh out of excision/grafting surgery
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2018, 09:03:10 AM »

   Just an Update: Day 12 from surgery
   Let me try to answer the question of what graft material did they use? Not 100% positive but this Dr. used SIS for years, even wrote a paper about it. Initial apt when we talked this came up and he said XES?
   Bubbadawg thanks for your concern and advice. I know my activity is pushing "recovery" My wife basically told me the same thing. She said you always overdo it and there is some truth to that. My Dr. didn't give me any do's or don'ts except I have to it keep it in the head down position to keep the graft stretched. and no sex for 8 wks. He said I could go back to work in a couple of days.
   I haven't slowed down on activity and might even have stepped it up a notch. I haven't needed an ice pack for days and am going back to work tomorrow. I am still putting a light bandage around the suture line of stitches because without hair it is more comfortable.
   I wish I had more to report. I go back to the Dr. for a follow up on the 24th. I think he will prescribe Viagra and VED. Start the Viagra then and wait 8 wks from surgery to start VED. At least I think that is the plan.
  Have a Happy New Year!

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Re: Fresh out of excision/grafting surgery
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2019, 07:01:33 PM »

   Its been like 10 days since I updated.
Not a lot to report except willie is uncomfortable and very sore on the end. Stitches are still hanging in there. I did get a little relief soaking in a tub of hot water. I think it is being irritated walking etc at work. Just the friction from being in shorts head down make the tip very sensitive.
    I know its all a pain right now but it will get a lot better soon I'm sure. What real choice do you have but bear with it. I am looking forward to being able to perform again. Barring any complications it will be 8 months from can't to can.
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Re: Fresh out of excision/grafting surgery
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2019, 08:21:49 AM »

   It has been about 10 days since I updated last so here goes:
    I am still very sore especially around the head, the stitches from de-gloving have been driving me nuts so as fast as I could remove them I have. I think they are all out now. Here is a suggestion for Doctors. " Use suture that has some color!" I had a really hard time just seeing the stitches to remove them. They are supposed to dissolve but after about a month if they are still there
they need help to come out. I have been using info gained from crookedjohn's post surgery diary. The hot water soaks he mentioned help with the soreness and to soften the suture material.
    My follow-up with Dr. Knoll is next Thursday the 24th. I hope this is my last trip to Nashville.
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Re: Fresh out of excision/grafting surgery
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2019, 03:49:55 PM »

8 months or 8 weeks?  Thxs for the update!
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Re: Fresh out of excision/grafting surgery
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2019, 09:55:32 AM »

   Tonysa, The 24th will be 5 weeks after surgery. Hopefully in 3 more weeks I can try it out!
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Re: Fresh out of excision/grafting surgery
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2019, 02:29:47 PM »

Hello 2Oldfords, I am looking at the surgery more seriously now because all other treatments failed can you please update me as much as possible, I’m sure you can relate to the fear I have.  I was told by Dr Valenzuela of NYC that the plaque is hardened and needs to be excised he (from what I read) is an amazing Peyronies surgeon but he did say there is no  guarantees  I am 54 years old and would love to get at least 10 more years of being natural before thinking about any prosthetic (which was also a choice). Please please keep me updated.
Thank you
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