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Re: Chapter 2, Excision/Grafting Journey
« Reply #200 on: September 25, 2019, 09:22:10 AM »

Question: I had the excision and grafting surgery on May 10th since then I have developed a ventral curve about 45 degrees the Dr said that it’s from the graft. Naturally being someone obsessed with finding reasons and answers I looked into this. I’ve read that somewhere between 80 and 88% of residual curves after surgery is due to the surgeon not fully inducing a full erection and there by placing a smaller graft in.. my Dr said not the case. However there is a serious enough curve and some waisting right at the graft area.   So the question I have that if the graft starts to soften around a year would it be reasonable to believe that the curve with gradually return to normal as well?   The Dr said we may have to do a Plication somewhere down the road, would that help with the waisting?
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Re: Chapter 2, Excision/Grafting Journey
« Reply #201 on: September 25, 2019, 02:53:53 PM »

Dr Yafi induced an erection after the graft placement and noticed I still had a slight curve so he did 2 stitches of plication right then and there.  My surgery notes I believe are on page 2 of this thread.  I was deemed straight after surgery, and I am still straight now.  I would ask your doctor why he didn’t plicate during the surgery if you were not straight after the graft placement
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Re: Chapter 2, Excision/Grafting Journey
« Reply #202 on: September 25, 2019, 06:44:33 PM »

He showed me a picture and it was straight, however I think if it wasn’t  erect at its full capacity when it does go the curve will appear.  I may be reaching or even looking for blame but it’s still something I think of.   The second question will the graft soften enough to help straighten out..
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Re: Chapter 2, Excision/Grafting Journey
« Reply #203 on: September 25, 2019, 07:24:26 PM »

Well you are still only 4 months post op.  That was when I started seeing my length return.  I would give it a couple more months as hard as that sounds to see if it relaxes.  I also did pelvic floor therapy, which I truly believe helped as it relaxed all the muscles of my pelvic floor, which are all muscles connected to the base of your penis
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Re: Chapter 2, Excision/Grafting Journey
« Reply #204 on: October 06, 2019, 03:08:43 PM »

About to get back on Cialis.  No more chocolate though😂.  Erections have gotten stronger to where I can do more positions with the wife which is nice.  Still dealing with a slight bulge on the side but it doesn’t hinder sex at all.  Still use a ring, so hopefully the Cialis will get rid of that. 
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Re: Chapter 2, Excision/Grafting Journey
« Reply #205 on: October 11, 2019, 02:40:46 PM »

Orange/mint lozenges MUCH better than chocolate
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Re: Chapter 2, Excision/Grafting Journey
« Reply #206 on: October 11, 2019, 03:06:01 PM »

5 month post surgery.. using restorex religiously and finally seeing results. Length is back almost to pre Peyronies Disease (was told never getting 100%back but...) still battling a ventral curve tho. I believe it’s getting better slowly but better none the less.  I still have waisting where the graft is and it still is hard.  I’ve been searching for anyone who had this but further down the road.  Will this get softer? I believe that the hardness is what’s creating the curve and the waisting im afraid will create a hinge affect.    Anybody any thoughts?
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Re: Chapter 2, Excision/Grafting Journey
« Reply #207 on: October 11, 2019, 03:09:22 PM »

Can take up to a year.  I am now at 7 months and still not 100%, but it’s slowly getting better every month.  Hang in there.  Did you have partial excision?  I still have some scar tissue so maybe that is what you are feeling and not the graft?
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Re: Chapter 2, Excision/Grafting Journey
« Reply #208 on: October 11, 2019, 03:40:21 PM »

Yes the Dr removed a bunch of plaque but he said he left a little because he was worried about the size of the patch being too big.  I think it’s the graft because while using the restorex I can massage and it feels as if I can smooth it out. The problem I think I’m having is, a lot of the plaque was under the urethra and that right where the curve is can really massage it out.  I’m using the restorex for 90 minutes a day hoping it will stretch it out.   I’m just praying it soften up.   The Dr said that if worse comes to worse he can do a Plication to straighten him out but the thought of another surgery 😬
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Re: Chapter 2, Excision/Grafting Journey
« Reply #209 on: October 11, 2019, 03:56:13 PM »

I had the option to use restorex per dr  Yafi but my length returned naturally so I chose not to go that route.  I believe your graft will soften over time, but not sure since you are doing traction which will constantly stretch it.  I chose to leave mine alone to heal on its own so I’m interested to see how yours ends up.  Good luck man
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Re: Chapter 2, Excision/Grafting Journey
« Reply #210 on: October 11, 2019, 04:14:44 PM »

I will keep you updated.  I have my fingers crossed.  I’m hoping the graft softening will help with the waistline too. I use a VED as well in hope that will speed up the process as well.
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