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« on: October 22, 2018, 08:35:43 PM »

Tomorrow morning I'll be making a 5 hour drive from Southeastern Ma. to New York for a 4 o'clock appointment with Dr. Eid. this will be my first face to face meeting with him although i have only spoken to him once I feel very comfortable in my decision to have him do my surgery. After spending 4 months on FT following the journey of many before me. Im totally comfortable in the reputation of this Dr. When it comes to getting an implant the last thing you want is to be an experiment for some inexperienced Dr.
At 4 o'clock I'll have my first meeting get measured stretched injected and told what I should expect after the surgery.
Wednesday I'll have the rest of the tests and Thursday will be my last day before I become bionic. Friday at 5;30 ill have surgery.
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 08:59:54 PM »

Best of luck to you. Will we no-longer be able to call you floppy? Cheers.
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2018, 09:43:45 PM »

Best of luck to you. Will we no-longer be able to call you floppy? Cheers.
I sure hope that it will be floppy no more. I’ll be happy to be “rock solid “
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2018, 11:59:59 PM »

Floppy, I had my first seat in that waiting room not so very long ago so I am with you in spirit.  All will be fine as you patiently watch everything settle into place.

Btw, I like “FloppyNoMore”.  You can change your screen name and your login name and password will remain the same.

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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2018, 01:23:41 AM »

Another brother going forward with this. wishing you best of luck on the procedure and please, keep us updated on this. Fingers crossed for you!

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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2018, 02:02:48 PM »

Congrats on "taking the plunge" floppy! You're in excellent hands with Dr. Eid. Please keep us posted on your progress!
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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2018, 06:29:43 PM »

Well 4:00  o’clock came I had the tour of the office met the girls and the Dr. I had a chance to play
With the samples and Dr. Eid sat with my wife and I and answered questions for at least a half hour. Off to get the dreaded shot which hurt like hell but I was expecting it. I was told that there is very little blood flow in the arteries and that some Atrophy has occurred he pulled and pressed and said that he would most likely use the 20 cm coloplast also said
That I was very wide 14 cm so I told the Dr. to do the best you can with what’s left. He said you will be fine and sex will Be good . That’s what i wanted to hear.
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2018, 07:55:17 PM »

Sounds like you were in good hands......literally. Best wishes to you and your wife too. Everyone, don't forget the wives in this. These things are stressful for them too. Cheers all.
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2018, 09:02:04 PM »

Sounds like you were in good hands......literally. Best wishes to you and your wife too. Everyone, don't forget the wives in this. These things are stressful for them too. Cheers all.
Thanks Ali,
 I’ll do my best to document the trip it’s funny but I never in my most wild imagination thought I be here today. Thankfully there is this opition. One day closer to the new me. Nervous but glad Ive found Dr. Eid. He discusses the attributes of the two implant manufacturers
Just a point of interest when we were talking about implants I mentioned that for over 40 years I designed hydraulic systems. That brought up some interesting conversations regarding the different manufacturers. As you know the two of them have direct contact with the top high volume surgeons these are the guys that bring feed back to make changes in the product line. AMS is now going to make a change to their design they are going to lengthen the tubes to reduce the use of RTEs at the suggestion of Dr.  Eid. This is the reason to look long and hard for a surgeon that is passionate about his chosen profession . It’s Doctors like him that drive the inovations in the design that benefits us the consumer.More to follow.
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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2018, 09:04:33 PM »

Wow! Those are some amazing details. Curious to see if they really go through with it. Thanks!

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« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2018, 12:01:20 AM »

Where will your incision be?
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« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2018, 03:32:59 AM »

Dr. Eid uses  a small vertical  incision below the penis
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« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2018, 06:23:59 AM »

Right on the seam of the scrotum.  I am amazed that by week three (1 week after the three stitches were removed) my wife nor I could find any trace of the incision.  The area was still very sensitive but NOTHING visible.
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« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2018, 12:36:58 PM »

About time AMS lengthened tubes! While they are at it, I hope they re-engineer that 8 cornered brick of a pump too! Cheers.
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« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2018, 08:54:38 AM »

Sitting in Dr. Eid’s office one more test  before surgery tomorrow getting a bit Anxious
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« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2018, 09:22:52 AM »

Don’t be anxious.  Dr. Eid and time are going to fix you.  Just don’t get impatient.  Every concern I thought I had, from angle when deflated to pump placement resolved with time.
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« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2018, 04:41:04 PM »

Be brave floppy! You got this!

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« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2018, 05:36:47 PM »

All you needed was a plan. You have a plan now. Be confident in the plan. I have to agree, I was always apprehensive about every surgery I've had but once there was a plan, I was good with it and ready. You be too. You are in good hands, a man who has seen it all. Literally  ;D.  Yup, that 65 year old man has seen your stuff. Committed to memory. If he goes senile, he will surely be telling stories about your junk years from now.  :o  Cheers.
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« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2018, 06:11:43 PM »

 Well it’s 12 hours till I  have surgery in the morning I’ll be the first guy of three he has on tap for tomorrow ten for the week   This morning  I had my last test a cystoscope yuk but it’s done. I had a few questions for Dr. Eid he had a waiting room full of patients but said I’m here to take care of You. So ask me what ever you can think of I’ll try to answer you the best I can . After the question and answer period as I walked out of his office he put his hand on my shoulder and said don’t worry about a thing I’ll take good care of you. That was like an old friend saying I’ve got your back
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« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2018, 08:20:31 PM »

Dr. Eid he had a waiting room full of patients but said I’m here to take care of You. So ask me what ever you can think of I’ll try to answer you the best I can . After the question and answer period as I walked out of his office he put his hand on my shoulder and said don’t worry about a thing I’ll take good care of you. That was like an old friend saying I’ve got your back

I love that about Dr. Eid.  My appointments were spread out over a couple of weeks and in that time, I honestly felt like I was seeing an old friend when we met. He exudes caring and confidence.  You may not think of it, but when you see him in the morning tell him you are on the forum with the only guy he has ever let take his cell phone into the O.R.  He will clearly remember since we have discussed it since.
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« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2018, 01:34:51 AM »

Alibaba: did you say Eid is 65 years old? do you know that for sure?

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« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2018, 01:43:14 AM »

Not 100%, but merrix and I and a couple others have talked about if they need replacements, will he still be practicing to do it? On the other hand, If he sets it up perfect to the start with, the local part time coroner that also works at the lumber desk, could slip out the old one and in a new one with no issue as the master has already fitted and aligned the stars.  All fabulous people deserve to retire to France young, but he probably will keep grinding them out in the competition for the most properly installed implants Score.   Nice man to talk to. Cheers to you two.
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« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2018, 07:56:35 AM »

Well, our brother Floppy is in the OR at this point getting preped for surgery.  I had the first slot of the day so I am hoping we hear from him about noon but i’ll cut him some slack if he takes the day off. 

Soon the master will be working his magic.  Maybe I should change Floppy’s display name to FloppyNoMore for him to welcome him and his penis back to the land of the living.

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« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2018, 10:38:25 AM »

Yes,that would be a great surprise for him, floppyNOmore!
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« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2018, 10:52:34 AM »

He has to be in recovery as an official Bionic Brother by now.  :)
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« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2018, 11:22:43 AM »

Hi guys surgery went well biggest issue was getting the spinal inserted 20cm Coloplast with a 1 cm rte to get the pump in the best place no pain so far should be out of the
Hospital  by noon Great staff walked in to the OR to Perth woman playing
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« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2018, 01:42:20 PM »

Fabulous news!  Cheers man. Take it easy, be well.
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« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2018, 02:29:22 PM »

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« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2018, 06:41:04 PM »

Just about half a day since the surgery took a hydromorphone and Motrin so far it’s pretty sore in the sack.Dr. Eid called to check in see how I was doing. I’ve had a few minor bladder spasms but not to bad the ice helps. He told me to go exploring for the pump it’s way back near the bottom ball on the bottom and seems easy to get to. My wife wanted to see if she could find it but I told her “not yet” it’s kind of tender back there and one little slip with those nails and I’ll be singing in the Vienna boys choir . All in all it hurts but I was expecting that.  I’ll see with the night brings.
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« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2018, 06:42:32 PM »

Bye the way is nice to be Floppy No More
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« Reply #30 on: October 26, 2018, 06:44:39 PM »

Yipeee!
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« Reply #31 on: October 26, 2018, 07:22:22 PM »

Hell yeah! Hopefully another amazing success story! Go go go floppy!

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« Reply #32 on: October 27, 2018, 09:40:19 AM »

Day 2
Rough night last night the jockstrap is the crux of the problem too poorly designed for the purpose. Ok for holding up the scrotum but the elastic and and straps are not in the right place for a twelve o’clock Dick. If you think about it a jock strap is really designed for a 6 o’clock Dick position.After having spent the night trying to get my junk in order I sent a text to Dr. Eid to explain the jockstrap issues he agreed the purpose of it is two fold 1 to keep you Dick pointed up and 2 to support the scrotum. This can be achieved with a nice comfortable snug pair of underwear without the pain of the straps digging in and the band squashing your glands.
Started feeling around for the pump I was told that lying down tends to let gravity work and the pump falls back. Dr.Eid said that I should move it around pull it gently forward and down it’s a bit tender in there but it’s discoverable.
When I feel around im pretty happy I did this I can feel the cylinders and even though I’m not pumped I can tell that in a couple more days when I’m in the tub and things relax I’ll be able start pumping it up as far as sensitivity I don’t have any areas that feel in the least bit numb
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« Reply #33 on: October 27, 2018, 11:35:21 AM »

I definitely had some rough nights and positioning your junk will be a preoccupation for a while.  I had a love-hate relationship with the jock strap.  I actually had one they gave me pre-surgery and one the day of surgery.  One was better than the other but I thought they were both weird.  They were extra large but in some ways too snug and the wide waistband was too low or as you say, you would have to put the glans of a straight up dick under the band which makes no sense.  After I started hitting the tub I would ditch the supporter for a couple days then wear it over cotton briefs for a couple days.  It seemed to help in some situations and interfere in other situations.

Dr. Eid never told me to "pull on my pump".  In fact when I suggested that I wanted to (about day 4) because I felt it was too high he was clear that I should NOT because it was already starting to scar in.  When I told him I had read others that suggested that it would adhere to a testicle or the scrotum if you did not tug on it and move it around.  In his kind of soft understated tone of voice, he actually said "That is BS.  I am sorry to use those words but the only way a pump will adhere to a testicle is if you have an infection." 

Stay patient.  With me, every day did not show clear improvement but at least every 2 or 3 days did.  Say flat, even without a pillow if you can stand it.  That way nothing is higher than your penis and scrotum.  The vast amount of discomfort will be the scrotum.  Your first big milestone to look forwrd to is that catheter and the tub.

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« Reply #34 on: October 28, 2018, 07:45:08 AM »

The morning of day 3. Slept well last night only up a few times. Talked to Dr Eid yesterday about the catheter it’s been leaking a little at the tip of the penis he said leave it on for the rest of the night and take it out in the morning. I’ve had a catheter before for my prostate surgery. It
was actually quite comfortable and seemed like it was effortless to pee the way that this one has a big loop going up and around it’s a strain to pee unless your flat on your back. I’ll take it out and it will be a relief.
As far as pain I’ve been taking Motrin and it seems to be enough just took a narcotic in preparation to pull out the catheter.
I’m feeling a lot better today and hope that this is the start of the recovery Dr. Eid said that the worst part for swelling is in the first 48 hours. Laying in bed there is no pain or discomfort at all. Moving around to get comfortable I’m reminded that there was some trauma to the groin. I don’t have trouble walking or standing either. Sitting is a whole other challenge and I’m sure not looking forward to a 5 hour car ride tomorrow. The saving grace will be to sit in the wirlpool tub and soak.
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« Reply #35 on: October 28, 2018, 11:46:21 AM »

FNM,

On the ride home, try to recline.  In any sitting situation, I discovered after much trial and error that the very most comfortable option is to a bath towel and then place it on the seat shaped like the letter "V" with the intersecting point of the "V" under your tailbone.  The legs of the "V" go under your legs and it keeps the pressure off of your scrotum and the perineum.  A "U" shaped pillow can work as long as the opening is wide.

The very worst is to sit on a fluffy pillow.  When you sit on it, it forces all the fluff to bulge right up into the area you where DON"T want it bulging.  I think with the "V" shape and a pain pill, the trip won't be so bad, especially after you are out of the stop and go of Manhattan.
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« Reply #36 on: October 29, 2018, 12:28:21 PM »

Day 4
I’m  sitting in the car on I 95 heading home wife’s driving although I’m sure that I would be fine driving my wife insisted i told her it’s ok give me a few weeks and I’ll be driving again she smiled. This morning I had an appointment for a check up at 9:00 Dr. Eid was in surgery making someone else’s life better so Myra asked me how I was feeling and if everything was ok. Yes was my response. She told me to take off my pants off and underwear lay on the exam table and she would examine me. She put on her gloves and started moving things around. Her comment was I have some swelling on the left does it hurt. She suggested that I wait a few days to try to pump it up. My wife said that we are far from New York My comment was well give it a try and if it’s too painful we can stop after 8 or 9 i said uncle no problem in the shaft she could have kept going for quit a while it actually felt pretty darn good but squashing the sack was bringing tears to my eyes. She was getting ready to deflate then my wife spoke up again . She said to me why don’t you deflate it. I felt around for a bit got the feel of the ball held it with my right hand and squeezed the button first time and it work just like it was made to. Myra told me to go home take a two or three hot baths a day with some heating pad in between and don’t cycle till Wednesday give the swelling a chance to subside then go ahead and start the routine of day to day cycling and if I have any questions give her a call. She said you’ve got the most difficult part down so you’ll be fine. We both thanked her and left. On the walk back to the hotel my wife was smiling. I on the other hand was wishing I’d have taken a pain pill before we went to the office
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Re: The journey begins
« Reply #37 on: October 29, 2018, 01:44:59 PM »

There is no doubt that squeezing the pump by pressing on the skin of the scrotum is the tough part.  In the beginning, I would squeeze 2 times and wait a couple two or three minutes and squeeze a few more until I go inflated.  I would also change the area of skin that was under my thumb by either pressing the pump ball at a different spot or moving the scrotum skin around so a different area of skin was under my thumb.  I started pumping on day 4 but only once a day.  Dr. Eid said I could pump once a day if I left it inflated for close to 30 minutes.

IF you did not have to continue depressing the deflate valve while deflating the penis I am jealous.  My Titan touch should be called a Titan Clamp because it has never drained without contently depressing the valve.  I have heard some that start working weeks or months after surgery.  Presumably, once they are broken in so I still hope that happens.  It is not a huge thing but would be nice.
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« Reply #38 on: October 29, 2018, 04:02:08 PM »

FNM, congrats-sounds like it’s going well.  From what I hear regular cycling is key so Wed sounds great. It’s very interesting how the different models have different pumps—even between two titans it can be different.  If I had known I would have asked more about pump Options.  Sometimes mine self deflates after activating, and other times I have to hold it down continuously.  Please keep us posted.
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« Reply #39 on: October 30, 2018, 08:50:04 AM »

Day 5
The long ride home took its toll.  Sitting on two rolled up towels for about five hours was all right with scrotum but not so good for hemorrhoids.  Had a pretty good nights sleep last night probably got six hours. First thing this morning got up ran a bath then sat in it for half an hour.  Of course if you’re sitting in the bathtub and everything is kind a loose there’s only one thing I can think about. The Pump so you start playing with it a little bit. You know that You were told to wait until Wednesday but it feels pretty good. I think I’ll give it a squeeze and see what happens.  After being relaxed in the warm water the first initial squeeze Is a little tough but the ones after are pretty good.  So I just kept pumping and it started to hurt a little bit in the shaft I was pleasantly surprised looks like I might be a half inch short of what I was prior to the surgery.  There was still a lot of pumping left so I think I should get back to original.  In my case the position of the pump is such that the deflate button is  in line left and right with my body.  Because of the scar from incision it’s a little challenging to find a position where you can squeeze the button without squeezing the scar area.  Once that scar heels it should be very easy .
 At least the morning I think I’ll just lay around and rest without putting to much pressure on anything try and recover from the car ride .  Things seem to be moving along it’s a slow process one day at a time but there sure is light at the end of the tunnel.
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Re: The journey begins
« Reply #40 on: October 30, 2018, 09:13:02 AM »

FloppyNoMore, you sound like you are doing great for day five.  It sounds like you will be one more patient of the fine Dr. Eid that gets at least the length he was promised because whatever you are at full inflation at week one will still not be your max length.

You mention “sitting” in the tub.  Just a word of caution.  Dr. Eid warns against sitting up in hot water as it will cause swelling.  The goal is to lay down and keep as much of your body lower than your penis and scrotum as possible.  Obviously your face should be out of the water.  We do not want to bury a perfectly good implant  :D.  Unless you have a huge tub your knees will also be bent and out of the water but that is far less mass than your upper body.

I was in the tub in August so I took a glass of ice water and the ice bag with me at each soak.  I was laying the ice bag on my head.
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« Reply #41 on: October 30, 2018, 10:32:46 AM »

Hawk that’s a very good point about the ice and ice water. By the time I I had inflated I was dripping perspiration into my eyes. I tried the heating pad just now. The results are very much the same.ome thing that I noticed is that the deflate button seems to have a timer type memory or maybe it’s just that I’m not totally sure but this morning when I deflated I pushed and held it while I squeezed the shaft. With the heating pad I had not pumped but there was definitely still fluid in the cylinders i squeezed the button one firm pinch let it go and then bent the penis over and more fluid came out . So The question is when does it reset itself or how does it resets.  If my understanding of the hydraulic circuit is that once the pressure equalized on both sides of the valve. The poppet resets itself this is probably why AMS calls it the momentary squeeze and  Titan  calls it one touch.  Anyway it works
 I’m not doing too badly but I’m a long way feeling great
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Re: The journey begins
« Reply #42 on: October 30, 2018, 12:32:00 PM »

The infamous Titan Touch deflate button  :o

As you seem to know it is supposed to take a 2 - 3-second firm squeeze and that puts it in deflate mode.  Me and MANY others have never seen that.  many more have not seen it until months post op.  I think my grip is in the top 10 percentile of men with implants.  I have squeezed with two hands with all my might and held for 4 seconds.  As soon as I let go, deflation stops.  As a result, I have to hold and squeeze my penis.  This really is not much of a problem.  I was happy with that until I learned their ads say I should not have to do it that way.  Now I am annoyed like working a Rubik's Cube or solving another puzzle.

I have considered temporarily super-gluing a pencil eraser to my index finger to focus all the force directly onto the deflate button.  Since it points down and to the left I cannot get my thumb on it but I don't think that would change anything.  I actually considered some padded pliers but decided against that.  It might void the warranty :) I just want to see that sucker function one time like advertised.

Since I apparently never really fully set the deflate valve I guess toggling it back is not a concern.  If it is locked open they recommend 1 or 2 hard squeezes after deflation as a redundant protection against it auto-inflating.  I have no backfill or autofill issues although I did have for the first week or so after surgery.  Be sure to keep it deflated to stretch your reservoir capsule.  That implant gets much flatter and folded than I first thought when it is hyper deflated.

On the hot soaks - Icewater, ice bags, and a good playlist on your music player are a must.  The soaks are a love/hate for sure.  Your junk loves them but your body is sapped.


Keep Trucking, soon you will be ......................happy  ;)
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« Reply #43 on: October 30, 2018, 10:35:46 PM »

Take it easy, don't over do things.  Glad all went well at the flop stop shop! Cheers.
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« Reply #44 on: November 02, 2018, 12:34:50 PM »

 One week anniversary Had the surgery last Friday here’s an update
I’ve been cycling twice a day in the tub or 15 minutes at a time towards the end of that 15 minutes starts getting rather painful the top and bottom . I have  no problems with the pump or the deflate button.  The pump seems to actually have moved into more favorable spot that’s quite accessible it will be very comfortable once the stitches are out and that scar has healed.  There have been a few things that come up, One if I press the deflate button and deflate and then I leave It it seems to reinflate partly.  I was toldof  this happens that If I give the ball one quick squeeze after Im fully deflated it will prevent this from happening. It does work but I’m wondering why the lockout valve is not locking out in the reservoir.
Stubble regrowing is a pain.
The big issue has been hemorrhoids they showed up two days ago even with the  colace and milk of magnesia still having trouble’s so for that pain in the ass is worse and the paint on the other side
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« Reply #45 on: November 02, 2018, 01:19:43 PM »

FloppyNoMore, are you able to get the deflate valve to stay open with one squeeze or do you have to keep it depressed ?
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« Reply #46 on: November 02, 2018, 01:42:18 PM »

Hawk one squeeze will do it but then after a while it fills a bit not much but a noticeable change occurs .
The first few times I wasn’t sure if it was swelling or reinflating but it is definitely some fluid coming back from the tank. Myra is the one that told me to give it a quick squeeze after the deflate.
Only issue with that is as you know the first squeeze is the most difficult and likely to send the pump flying so I have to make sure I get a good grip. Right now I have just a bit of a bruise the color is back only thing is the scrotum is always hanging it was not like that in the past except if I was very warm or came out of a hot tub or bath. I’m not complaining it’s just different and when I’m fully deflated when the shaft meets my pubic area it’s sore where the folds are no visible dog  ears really just seems that is the point of where all the folds hang out.
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Re: The journey begins
« Reply #47 on: November 02, 2018, 04:29:18 PM »

It drives me nuts (pun intended) that I cannot get mine to work with one squeeze.  It just the challenge or principle of the thing that annoys me.

If you just slightly support the pump assembly from the other side with your other hand it prevents that; sending the pump flying like shooting marbles as a kid.  Also, it is surprising how much easier it is to squeeze that pump in the early stages if you just lay a washcloth on your pump hand and grab it with the washcloth.   Coloplast says one or two quick hard pumps after deflating locks a second redundant (my word) valve.

This is probably obsessive but I had that issue early on of filling up a little.  I was afraid my reservoir capsule would scar in to small so I actually go a piece of that Coban elastic bandage that sticks to itself.  After I super deflated one night I wrapped my penis snug (but not tight).  I left it in place for 5 hours.  Coincidence ??? I never had a slight backfill after that.
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« Reply #48 on: November 03, 2018, 12:12:40 PM »

Another day another step closer to a pain free morning.  On a typical Saturday morning before I had a prostatectomy my wife and I would have a little fun well this morning we have a little fun I laid in the bathtub after 25 pumps  my wife came in smiled and said can I touch it ? I said go ahead, little squeals here slow stroke there wow that’s pretty hard I can’t wait. I was trying to smile while trying to block out the pain at the same time thinking to myself will I ever be able to use this thing.  Cycling it’s no fun but then again neither shoveling snow something that have to be done . I have been sleeping better not taking narcotic medication Motrin Advil seem to take the edge off.  Most of the time I would say there’s discomfort the only time there’s pain now is cycling and sitting the second part can be alleviated but using the towels the cycle in part you just have to bite the bullet and suffer through. So far I haven’t seen any reduction in pain while cycling but then again I’m only 8 days since the surgery. I will say the boredom from laying on your back most of the day that’s probably the worst part. If the rain stops I’ll try to go for a walk.
Every day I keep getting emails from my golf buddies in Florida asking me when I’m coming down by this time we have usually closed up the house up north and are enjoying south Florida. I’m thinking that shipping the cars down around the 15th should be fine just not sure when I will feel comfortable swinging a club.
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« Reply #49 on: November 03, 2018, 12:34:59 PM »

Great report.

I really think you will be swinging a club pretty quickly and I think even now you will find walking to be no problem.  I actually found it to be a relief and a distraction.  I could be wrong since I am no golfer but I think the biggest issue on the course will be bending down to retrieve your ball and placing it on the tee.  In the early stages, whether pointed up or down, your junk seems to get squeezed and torqued when bending to tie a shoe etc.

I actually think jumping in and out of a golf cart and jostling in a sitting position would be less comfortable than walking the course at this point. 

Another hindrance to your golf is that in all likelihood, none of your buddies have a penis nearly as reliable, hard, or as functional as yours.  You might get more wrapped up in indoor activities this winter.  ;)
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