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Ian's implant surgery journey.
« on: May 04, 2021, 07:56:06 AM »

Hi folks.

I'm not very good at keeping a diary and I tend to ramble. However, since I'm not in it for a Nobel Prize in literature, here goes nothing.

One week until the implant, and to tell the truth I'm looking forward to it.

I had penile surgery about 4 years ago to remove plaque caused by Peyronies Disease, and all i can remember was waking up with a penis the size of an aubergine.

My bandage fell off the first time i went to the toilet (about 2 hours after waking up), and i thought i was doomed from that point forward. How could it possibly recover if i wasn't able to keep it safe?

Needless to say we both survived.

I don't remember any pain though, and my other half doesn't remember me moaning about being in pain (he'd remember that I'm sure).

Something tells me this time will be different as the surgery will be more invasive.

I've got to stay isolated because of Covid, and they're going to give me another test on Friday. I'll cry if it's positive and I've got this close.

I'll be pumping up until the Sunday before as i find that my penis is a little bit more stretchy in the mornings. If it was an afternoon surgery i wouldn't do it at all day.

Mr Fraser (my sergeon) and i have a good relationship so i know I'll be in good hands.

More after the bionics get installed (or the test comes back positive).
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2021, 11:34:33 AM »

Welcome sir!   Your in the right place!

I am relatively new as well.  Implant on 4/14/2022

I too struggle journaling; I prefer reading others... but there is an importance to sharing.
I think HAWK (the moderator) has shown me the light to that!  He is “the Grand puuba” of sorts.

You will get great advice here!  I am one who jumps looking for answers; 99% of the time those answers are in others journals...  what a FANTASTIC RESOURCE I have not seen in other “support” groups... because in actuality this is what it has become to me; this is so much more than a message board.

Welcome!  Please enjoy your process... as I have learned It will be a challenge.   It is definitely a marathon not a sprint!

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2021, 11:45:28 AM »

Ian,

You mentioned on another board "I am getting a new type of implant."  We are VERY interested in understanding what that is.
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2021, 12:16:38 PM »

Ian,

You mentioned on another board "I am getting a new type of implant."  We are VERY interested in understanding what that is.

Hi.

Once i find out I'll let you know.

Do we get a manual to explain how our new gadget works and how it should be looked after?
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2021, 12:46:00 PM »

You’re in the very best of hands, Ian. Mike Fraser performed miracles on me as you know I’ve shared before. I look forward to your journal. Please feel free to ask for any info/advice at all.

Good luck!

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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2021, 12:52:23 PM »

No manual.  Usually just a life-size model of the pump.

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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2021, 09:22:48 AM »

Hey Ian, thanks for your posts.
Did you take any before and after pics?
Hope to hear how you are doing.
Could you post in your signature, date of implant, size, doctor name, location, etc.
it will help others in your area.
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2021, 06:20:12 PM »

Hi all.

Just had a text from the hospital to tell me that my Covid test result was negative.

This means I'm on track for surgery on Monday.

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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2021, 08:25:57 PM »

That's great news.  Now relax and enjoy your weekend.

BTW.  Your age is not in your signature line.  How old are you Ian?
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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2021, 06:38:36 PM »

Thanks Hawk.

Age now included :-)
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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2021, 07:43:07 AM »

Ian,
Prayers for you and your surgeon.
We look forward to hearing of a successful surgery.
Blessings for all,
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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2021, 04:35:05 PM »

Good luck Ian, looking forward to reading your journal.
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« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2021, 02:11:33 AM »

Good luck today, Ian.
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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2021, 05:58:22 AM »

Thanks every body, all went well.

Hardly any pain, practically no swelling and hard to think that they made a whole big enough to work in.

I actually thought they'd started then changed their mind.

I've been left half inflated and that's got to stay like that for two weeks. I've been told not to fiddle. Mr Fraser said they fully inflated it in the theatre and "it looked good".

Also got a handbook on the new type of implant, but no model though.

I'll be seeing Mr Fraser in three weeks.

All in all, I'm very pleased with the outcome.

Not the best photo.

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« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2021, 07:42:31 AM »

Congratulations !!!

Man, you look awesome!
No bandaging, catheter or anything. - Great photos!

It appears you have a 22cm  Ridgocon Infla 10 implant that expands in length and girth, much like the AMS/Boston Scientific  LGX.

This means when deflated that you should have a more natural flaccid in the early months.  That will hopefully make recovery a little less annoying.   The length-expansion implants are typically not used where there is a significant deformity.  At this point, it is hardly apparent that you had surgery.  Do NOT disregard recommendations because you feel great.  Swelling and bruising typically set in after a delay.  Bruising is usually minimal, but you want to minimize that.
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« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2021, 10:55:31 AM »

Ian, I am amazed too.
Not only do you have the package ID of what they put in you, but you have a great little looking finished product. My penis was black and blue.
So congratulations on a great installation job by Dr Fraser.
Can you also share the instruction booklet? I am curious as to why the other companies don’t have something similar.
Thanks for sharing and best wishes.
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« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2021, 11:50:54 AM »

Welcome to the Club!  I hope your recovery goes well! 
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« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2021, 12:15:37 PM »

The user manual :-)
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« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2021, 01:49:14 PM »

Ian,
Lol, I feel so stupid.
I did not mean little looking, I meant great looking.
I apologize, your penis is..in no way is little!
Thanks for sharing so freely.
Best regards to your great big beautiful new penis.
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« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2021, 02:07:32 PM »

Well Stepone, at least you gave me a good laugh.  It is seldom I laugh out loud but that did it.  My wife asked me from the other room what was so funny. 

The only reason it is funny is that he certainly is not little.  It would be a lot less funny if he really was.
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« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2021, 02:24:53 PM »

Ian, happy to hear that your surgery went well. Hoping that your recovery goes well and thanks for the info on the Rigicon implant. I hadn’t heard of that one...
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« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2021, 03:06:46 AM »

The bruising has started, oh yes.

Two things I've discovered:

Our duvet is the heaviest thing on the planet.
I can't get my semi inflated dick in the toilet the same time i want a dump.

I'll have to overcome one of those and I've got all these ideas for duvet tents.

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« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2021, 05:38:47 AM »

I'm so glad that you can edit posts that you've written.

When i re-read my post above i was talking about my semi inflated duck.
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« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2021, 08:35:30 AM »

I'm so glad that you can edit posts that you've written.
When
i re-read my post above. I was talking about my semi-inflated duck.

Ian, if you have an inflatable duck, it is nothing to be ashamed of :)   Fortunately, most of us have a sense of humor.  It helps tremendously getting through life.  Especially my life. :)

PS: The forum is set up, so you only have about a 30-minute window to edit a post.  Then you cannot get back it.  Spammers often put short posts on the forum like "Thanks for the info," then go back days later and put spam links in the posts. 
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« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2021, 08:53:49 AM »

The adventure begins.  It is part, physical endurance, brain teaser, and character-building for your patience.   However, the reward evens out the score the first month you use it.

I remember the sitting on the toilet issue, and I was only swollen, not partially inflated.  First, I would totally empty every drop I could from my bladder.  Then I would sit and lay my duck on the toilet seat with either a folded piece of toilet paper under it to catch any drop or hold a paper cup under it with a piece of toilet paper in the cup.  The first few days, when it was too sore to bend down to pee, I just turned on the shower and aimed at the bathtub drain.

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« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2021, 04:45:56 PM »

Great to hear your operation has been successful, Ian. Looks like Mike Fraser likes to keep his implantees inflated after surgery. Makes perfect sense to me as your tissue adapts to a new shape over time.

I remember the toilet issue well. The best advice I can give you is that you’ll work it all out yourself, in your own personal way. 🤣

Good luck and keep the posts coming. Number one piece of advice from me is to stay ahead of the pain. Absolutely stay ahead of the pain - painkillers every 4 hours and you’ll have no pain. Yeah, you may have a short term cold turkey issue coming off them (Tramadol for me) but once I realised they kept all pain away, I took them for about 4 weeks in total on the advice of my doctors. I managed to come off tramadol no problem with only slight fidgets and sweats 😳
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« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2021, 06:32:30 AM »

Hi Roddy,

I've had no pain at all.  I guess I'm very lucky in that respect (I never had pain after the Peyronies operation either).

I've been doing what I've been told and not had a fiddle, but it does feel like he's left one of his Lego bricks in my scrotum.

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« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2021, 06:48:06 AM »

Congrats Ian!  Things seems to be going well!

Dr Levine is keeping me 1/2 inflated until my 5 week appointment; that appointment is this Monday. 
I had/have issues urinating... never seem to completely finish.  I have prostate issues where I am taking Rapaflo or flomax to help me go; being partially inflated is making it even tougher.

Congrats again.  Thank you for sharing your journey with us!

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« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2021, 05:40:10 AM »

Post opp day 4

You people are the best.

Me and (not so little) soldier are all the better for hearing all your messages of support and experience.

My bruising is showing signs of reducing but the lump in my side isn't.

I guess the reservoir will take more of a beating since its attached to my abdominals.

I never had a six pack so that little bottle must be hanging on for dear life.

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« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2021, 04:09:42 PM »

Ian, I think there is no issue too personal to discuss on here, so thanks for your detailed uncensored reporting.
So here is my toilet advice. I have done it from the beginning and still do this most days. When I sit on the toilet I most always have a t-shirt on, so I just grab my cock and stick it under my t-shirt. It keeps it up and out of the way.
Find what works best for you.
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« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2021, 10:28:51 AM »

7 days since the opp

Talked to my doctor about getting some pain killers.

I've not been on any so far but i thought they would help me sleep better.

I know it's going to be different for everyone but i wondered how long i should expect this to continue.

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« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2021, 12:21:02 PM »

Ian, I am so sorry for your pain, but I am surprised you have not received any yet.
I was on 2 Gabapentin daily and Tramadol as needed.
I would take a tramadol and Gabapentin at night.
I think I took both for about 30 days and then tapered off both the next 30 days.
I would sometimes take a tramadol 30 minutes before I would pump.
I also took Tylenol and ibuprofen as needed too.
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« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2021, 02:34:28 PM »

As I recall I was on narcotic pain killers for the first several days.  In spite of stool softeners and other preventatives, the constipated me and I went to Tylenol and ibuprofen at the same time and only occasionally took a prescription pain pill.  I think most guys find it is not all straight-line improvement.  You can go a few days not needing pain meds then have a bad day.  Every week is better than the week before BUT every day is not necessarily better than the day before.
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« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2021, 06:45:29 PM »

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Pain sucks; character building and suffering thru... been there, done that... highly overrated!
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« Reply #34 on: May 18, 2021, 03:37:42 AM »

Thanks folks.

I'm now taking Paracetamol which has dulled the pain to a manageable level (where i can ignore it), and the stabbing pains have stopped completely.

I've started a topic on pain management as i couldn't find one, and i didn't want all this good stuff to get hidden.

Plenty on pain related to Peyronies Disease (i was lucky to have no pain), but nothing i could find relating to iimplants.
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« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2021, 03:45:04 PM »

Hi Ian,

You've had a great result! It really doesn't get much better than that. Hang on in there and stay strong!

I'm going in to see Mike next month for implantation. It's great to here another success story. Everyone says the same thing about the man. I'm nervous about it, excited too. I will  be in Stobhill, is that were you were?

Was there a reason for his use of the new model of implant?
It's interesting to hear about. The wonders of modern technology!

Could you detail the process that you go through, from being taken from the waiting room to surgery? What are the steps involved?
I don't want to be demanding, but this is something going through my head.

Hi roddy, hope you are well too!
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« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2021, 05:35:45 PM »

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Hi there,

I got to Stobhill about 07:30 (to be there by 8am).

About 08:30 they called me through.

Got asked to put on the gowns, one at the front and one at the back. My clothes went into a bag they gave me.

When they say take something with you to occupy yourself, BELIEVE THEM. I took a book of sudoku that i quickly got tired of. About 7 hours later someone came to talk to me about something.

Soon after that they came to get me. I was told to get into bed and they pushed me into another room. I hate that as i think i could easily walk, but so be it.

In this room they were nice and chatty and said they were going to give me something before the general anesthetic.

When i woke up it was all over.

I got kept in over night which they said might happen, however i didn't expect them to take the bandage off.

After my peyronies operation it was my penis that looked the mess, this time it all goes on in your scrotum.

I had a shower the same day so make sure you take some shower gel.

Also take your phone. When they say don't take any valuables ignore that.

All the other patients were on theirs and all i hate was a dumb book of sudoku that I'm going to have fun burning when i get the chance.

I wasn't given any painkillers, and to tell the truth I've not really had any. Just discomfort. Make sure you get some though as you'll then know what's permissible.

It's now 10 days after the surgery and my scrotum is nearly back to a normal colour. My penis is taking a lot longer to change from dark purple.

Please ask anything you like, and remember, charge your phone before you leave for the hospital ☺
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« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2021, 10:40:27 AM »

Hi Roddy,

I tried to send you this as a private message but your in box is full.

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Hi Roddy,

Hope things are going well.

I just wondered how long after your implant did you get to see Mr Fraser again?

I thought it was in the 3rd week but I've not heard anything yet.

In a way that's good for me as I'd like more of the bruising to go away before anything else happens.

Ian.
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« Reply #38 on: May 21, 2021, 07:21:17 PM »

Hi Ian

Delighted to read that you’re doing well. It was 12 days post op that I had an appointment with Mike Fraser. At this appointment I really didn’t know what was going to happen. I was all psyched up not knowing why I was seeing him other than an all over check up to make sure everything was ok but had many questions all ready nonetheless. I had been 80% inflated since my surgery and was delighted to be finally meeting him again. I made my way from my home to the hospital in my XXL joggers even tho I’m the complete opposite of that sizing. This was to try and hide the erection I’d had for 12 days. Walking through the hospital and sitting in the waiting room was not easy.

When I saw him, Mike taught me how to inflate and deflate. It was far from easy but he was experienced enough to know that as he sent me on my way, I’d work it all out.

I went home and then started the whole daily cycling process. That was where my real pain issues started, I recall. Sitting on the edge of my bed, I inflated for the first time (Mike had deflated me in his surgery and was sending me away to learn to do it myself). I moved my fingers of my right hand around my testicles feeling for the pump, found it, then pumped up to the max. This is when I was hit with excruciating pain for the first time. Effectively, my implant was stretching out the bent tissue of my penis. It had been bent for 30 odd years (congenital and then onset of peyronies) and now a foreign implant was forcing it to expand itself in a perfect straight shape. My dick was screaming in agony. It was excruciating I remember. It’s all in my journal, all documented.

All in, Ian, I had to practise for another week before going back to see him again. To cut a very long story short I was booked to go to Portugal on holiday and, as it turned out, the mix of sun, sea, gentle (very gentle) walks and twice-daily cycling was exactly what was needed to completely recover. I couldn’t have sex while abroad but this only added to the anticipation of what lay ahead on my return. I have never looked back, as you know.

Good luck, my friend. I will empty out my message folder and will welcome, as always, any and every question I ever receive.

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« Reply #39 on: May 22, 2021, 04:25:35 AM »

Thanks again Roddy.

Advice and information on here is worth its weight in gold, getting the same from someone with the same surgeon is priceless.

I'll have a chat with my doctor to get some stronger painkillers for the cycling, as paracetamol might not be able to cope with that.

My penis only bent (90°) due to Peyronies so perhaps i might be fortunate.......

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« Reply #40 on: May 22, 2021, 09:39:43 AM »

Hey Roddy, thanks for sharing.
I remember your posts from “way back then” when you expressed your nervousness about going on vacation with your new penis, lol.
I think you had concerns about how you would inflate in smaller area.
You and all of us have progressed so much.
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« Reply #41 on: May 25, 2021, 04:12:00 PM »

15 days post-op

Hi again.

The bruising is slowly, ever so slowly, reducing.

However i also think that my Implant is going down (i was left semi-inflated).

I'm thinking this is because I'm pressing the deflate buttons at night. I tend to sleep on my side with my legs closed.

I'm not thinking implant failure just yet.

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« Reply #42 on: May 25, 2021, 08:35:13 PM »

Your implant is not going down.  The fluid and blood clots in your penis surrounding the cylinders are going down.  A percentage of your "erection" was swelling.

Don't worry.  All is well.
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« Reply #43 on: May 26, 2021, 02:09:10 AM »

Thanks Hawk.

That's good to know.

It's all good so far then.

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« Reply #44 on: May 26, 2021, 12:51:14 PM »

Hi all,
I just sent you a message Ian, I'm not sure if it went through, it doesn't seem to show up as a sent message, my inbox isn't full either. I'm sure it's merely my ineptness with the system!

I know what you mean about the wait time for surgery, it's a form of torture in itself! The last time I had to watch Jeremy bloody Kyle for hours!  :P
I hope I'm taken in early, get it over with. It must be hard for the surgeons though, one patient after the other. They do hellish well when you think about it, what a job. They must be exhausted at the end of the day.

I intend to take my phone in with me, where do you/they put your stuff when they come through to get you?

What did they give you before the anaesthetic? I assume a sedative in pill form?

I am pretty sure i will be kept in over night too.

What was the evening like after the surgery, what was the ward like? The last time I was in hospital (Mororcycle accident) they woke us up every hour.

For the return journey home, I understand Mike inflates his patient's partially. How can you be discrete about what you have had done?
The person picking me up doesn't know what I am having done. I don't want them to know. Maybe it's not possible to hide things.
What did you wear on the day?

I read my questions back and consider that they may all be a bit silly, but these are my concerns today!
I'm 34, so I'm having close family drop me off and collect me, it's something I don't really want to discuss with them.
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« Reply #45 on: May 26, 2021, 01:26:51 PM »


For the return journey home, I understand Mike inflates his patient's partially. How can you be discrete about what you have had done?
The person picking me up doesn't know what I am having done. I don't want them to know. Maybe it's not possible to hide things.

I'm 34, so I'm having close family drop me off and collect me, it's something I don't really want to discuss with them.

Tell them you have inguinal hernia surgery. (research it for 15 minutes so you can discuss it intelligently.)
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« Reply #46 on: May 26, 2021, 03:16:18 PM »

Hi L.R.B.

Once they pushed me in the bed into a side room, they chatted nicely to me.  They then put a needle in the back of my hand and...........i woke up in my private recovery room.

All my clothes were in a bag they gave me and that was moved to the room i was placed in. Turn your phone off and put it in your trouser pocket. It'll be there when you wake up. From what i could see there were no restrictions on being able to use it (if I'd actual taken mine).

I was checked on a few times but at no time did they intentionally wake me up. My room was next to the ward entrance doors so that was the only inconvenience i encountered.

I'm lactose intolerant so that was most of the breakfast ideas out of the window. I had black tea and dry toast.

When i say that i was partially inflated, it wasn't like i had a road cone down my pants.

I just wore some loose underwear and some loose jeans.

I positioned my plonker so that it was most comfortable and just tried to walk normally.  People will only look at you if you act strange.

For me the discomfort and bruising happened once I got home. You'll be safe at home by then. It's then that walking became a bit of an issue (got easier very quickly).

If i was in your position I'd ask to sit in the rear passenger seats. You've had an operation so need to be able to stretch out.

If you take a coat you can put that over your lap.

Those 2.5 weeks have flown by, and I'm 100% pleased that i had it done.

I'm looking forward to the next phase even though it's suppose to be the most painful part. I'm trying to get something stronger than paracetamol to cope with that.

Ian.


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« Reply #47 on: May 29, 2021, 11:46:39 AM »

result

When i had a shower earlier my left testicle made an appearance.

Not quite sure where it was hiding but welcome back old friend.
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« Reply #48 on: May 29, 2021, 02:17:26 PM »

Ian, keep your posts coming!

We all need a laugh.

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« Reply #49 on: May 29, 2021, 06:54:37 PM »

I know at least one of you broke the rules and had sex before be being given the green.

However does the same rule apply to:

A knuckle shuffle
Busting a nut
Knocking one out

Asking for a friend.
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