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« Reply #100 on: June 11, 2021, 03:05:49 AM »

My 3rd day morning pump up and I've squashed my pump too hard.

I've now got an indent.

It still works and I'm pumping right now, but i hope that dent pops back out.

Didn't know i had such a strong grip.
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« Reply #101 on: June 11, 2021, 07:02:53 AM »

Ian, I think you have a different model than the Titan. But with the Titan I don’t recall it changing shape. However I would think the pump could be shaped without the dent by gently squeezing the various sides of the pump and the dent would disappear to the touch.
I guess you could try contacting the manufacturer for information.
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« Reply #102 on: June 11, 2021, 07:49:02 AM »

Hi Stepone,

As i said it's still working.

When i deflated i tried the bulb and there was a horrible squelch noise. The indent appears to have gone away a bit so that's progress.

Only just over 3 weeks until Mr Fraser again so I'll not panic unless i start to feel pain.

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« Reply #103 on: June 11, 2021, 09:19:24 AM »

Ian, understood.
So it was just a temporary mishap with pump bulb.
As far as the noise, yeah my pump makes noises sometimes.
Curious about how many pumps it takes to maximize your penis?
Hawk has referred to complete squeeze as pump wall squeeze, where you squeeze the pump so much, it actually touches the other inside wall when you are pumping it just a regular squeeze.
I haven’t concentrated on the numbers of pumps I make, as other things are usually on my mind, but I know it’s more than 20+ pumps.
Are you experiencing the good burn pain?
I no longer feel it, but when I was still in the stretching/growing mode, it was that slight little pain I would feel when I squeezed that last one or two pumps.
It was like a muscle workout pain.
Also how are your pain levels?
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« Reply #104 on: June 11, 2021, 01:10:02 PM »

Ian, you are the only one on the forum with your brand of implant.  I do not believe, however, there is such a thing as squeezing a pump too hard.  You should be able to squeeze it until the sides touch each other.  Sometimes it takes a few weeks to get over a sore scrotum before you can squeeze that hard.

What can happen is if you pump to the point that all the fluid is out of your reservoir (you pump the reservoir empty), then the pump will flatten and stay that way until you press the deflate button.  It would be rare that you could inflate that much this early into the process.  If you can duplicate this, and the pump fills out when you hit the deflate button, that is what is happening.

If you are running out of fluid and your penis is not rock-hard, you might have a problem.
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« Reply #105 on: June 11, 2021, 02:25:58 PM »

Hi again.

I'm not yet worried about the amount of fluid in the reservoir. If I'm not happy then that's another operation (but not in the scrotum area hopefully).

I feel discomfort, not pain. Perhaps my discomfort is other people's pain. Who knows.

The bulb i have will never squeeze and touch the other side. This is day 3 though.

2 inflation a day, that's the goal ice set myself. Time now for the second one.

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« Reply #106 on: June 11, 2021, 02:39:14 PM »

I can't help but think they will know exactly how much saline to add. They know the cylinder max volume surely, as well as the volume that will be within the tubes. Well then that's the limit of the reservoir. Fill it up. No air in the system to prevent air locks. Happy days.

Ian, what happened the day after the surgery? What was the series of events. Did Mike check in with you the day after?
Is it just a case of, 'If you feel well enough, off you go'?

Happy Friday to all. Hope the weekend treats us all well. Monday is the big day for me.  :)

Good luck with inflation!
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« Reply #107 on: June 11, 2021, 03:04:39 PM »

Ian,
I am thinking when I first started I had discomfort for months.
And the pump itself didn’t get pliable until maybe 6 months or more.
You are right, we all measure pain/discomfort differently.
I guess the question is, are you pumping to the point where the bulb gets harder to pump and then you don’t think you can pump anymore?
And when this happens, is your penis hard?
If these things are true or close to true, lol, I think things are good.
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« Reply #108 on: June 12, 2021, 03:57:57 AM »

Hi all,

I had the operation and was kept in over night.

Woke up with my nether regions wrapped up like an Egyptian Pharaoh.

My name is Toot And Come In.

Mr Fraser visited me in my recovery room the day after the operation.

He didn't examine me.

He said my operation was more difficult than the same operation he did the same day.

Apparently when i had the peyronies operation I lost the membrane that separates the  cavity that fills with blood during a normal erection (I've probably got that all wrong but the concept is Sound).

The inner tubes that have been installed would normally be separated by this membrane in an older implant. The new one is different and can sit side by side.

I'd love to catch up with that other bloke.

After Mr Fraser left the nurse took off the bandage. Sticky tape, F^@$!ng hate it.

The catheter came out, as i gripped the side of the bed and tried to stop crying out.

That was nothing compared to when the drain came out of my scrotum. I've had a camera down my shaft before, but never had a tube pulled out of my nut sack. Thankfully it was a short tube.

That was really the must discomfort I've felt so far.

Mr Fraser only saw my penis last Tuesday, about 4 weeks later.

I've now been pumping it up for about an hour. I think it looks smaller than when i started.



I'm under the impression that i should pump up to my limit and I'll know when that point is. I'll feel resistance, and pain.

I'm feeling none of that. I think i could squeeze that for 6 hours and not get anywhere.

Anything you buy (didn't pay anything) stands a chance of being faulty.

Think my bionic penis needs a new car battery.
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« Reply #109 on: June 12, 2021, 04:15:26 AM »

Please note.

I am not criticizing Mr Fraser.  I have 100% faith in that man.

He's done 2 surgeries on me so far and I'd want him for any more to come.
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« Reply #110 on: June 12, 2021, 07:15:17 AM »

Ian,
I am not sure if I am understanding you. I am trying to understand you. I am concerned and confused.
You wrote you could squeeze the pump for hours and not get anywhere.
Do you mean that no matter how many times you squeeze the pump, the pump never gets to a the point where you can’t squeeze it because it gets hard? If this is the case, this is either…
A. different from the way a Titan functions
B. The pump or tubing is defective.
I am not sure if your pump has a online research tool or if you will need to call your doctor to figure this out.
Titan implants max out. There is a limited amount of actual squeezes you can make to the pump.
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« Reply #111 on: June 12, 2021, 08:56:57 AM »

Hi Ian

If I’m understanding what you are saying correctly, you’re saying you pump and pump but it never reaches a point where you can squeeze no more? When I’ve had around 16 pumps I’m struggling to squeeze the pump ball any more. The ball is rock hard and all fluid is clearly in my penis. So you can just keep pumping without that resistance? If so, I believe your implant is defective. Have you no means of contacting Mike as an ‘emergency’?
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« Reply #112 on: June 12, 2021, 09:05:26 AM »

Ian,

I am not sure how accurately I follow some of your statements. 
For example, your signature says that your implant has length expansion, but the photo you posted of your implant label says "Rigicon Infla10".  I spent 30 minutes searching the internet to try to better understand your challenges and issues.  I found that it is the "Rigicon Inla10 AX" that increases in length.  The "AX" apparently stands for "Anatomical eXpansion."

The model would make a significant difference in what you feel when deflated.  There would be no dogears or folds with the Infla10 AX.  There likely would be with the Infla10.

When you pump obviously your penis will get more and more firm.  The specific question I have is:
1. What signals you to stop pumping?
A. - Pain/pressure in the penis
B. - The pump becomes too hard to squeeze
C. - The pump dents or flattens and will not reinflate
D. - Nothing changes. You just get tired/bored with pumping with no change, so you stop.
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« Reply #113 on: June 12, 2021, 11:46:11 AM »

Hi folks, sorry if I'm being unclear but in my first post i said i tend to ramble.

On here I've heard about the amount of pain people feel when inflating.

I've felt none of that.

My bulb that i press is always hard to squeeze, however I've put a dent in it.

I've felt the same resistance over an hour period of pumping. There has never been anything that tells me stop apart from boredom.

I've lived most of my life with 6.5 inches. Now nothing will get me past 5.

I understand the ONLY end result is to get hard. Not to become a porn star.

Any exercise should get more difficult when you reach your limit, but gains are achieved when you go that little bit further.

I've never felt anything that tells me a limit has been reached.

I'd love to feel a limit. I'd go a little further each day.

I have some absolutely lovely sensations (not necessarily whilst inflating) so feeling is getting through.

I pumped up this morning, let Wayne (my husband) feel it. Then an hour later we both agreed it had gone down.

It's not paranoia.

Again, there is no pain and I'm not taking any form of painkiller.

When i used the vacuum pump i was getting one inch from the top of the tube. My penis stretches.

I fully understand the difference beaten sticking my old fella in a vacuum and being pulled longer, and a penile implant that is pushing out from the inside.

5 inches though. Going to have to keep it quiet as I've told a few select people that it was an 8.5+ inch implant.

I'll probably email Mr Fraser in the next few days.

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« Reply #114 on: June 12, 2021, 05:06:24 PM »

Ian, SOMETHING is NOT right.

You have a different pump, but by any wide comparison to other pumps, the maximum number of good full squeezes should fall between 15-25 if you are doing partial squeezes, then maybe as high as double that.  So no matter how you are squeezing it, 15 - 50 squeezes.  That would pump you to rock hard, harder than you have ever been in your life.  You probably could not stand the pressure/discomfort of that much expansion at this point.  It would certainly become uncomfortable after several minutes. 

If you are squeezing more than 50 times, then your pump is not effectively pumping.
If it is actually losing some hardness after any length of time, Something is very wrong.

I have the same length of cylinders as you have.  I was over 6" on my first pump, although "bone pressing a ruler was impossible at that point in healing.  I am now at 7" Bone Pressed which is bigger than pre-surgery (although smaller than pre- Peyronies Disease.)  Unless you are a huge man with a lot of space on in the crus (penis area behind the scrotum), you cannot possibly be only 5" with a 22cm implant..  IS THAT MEASUREMENT BONE PRESSED? ---  I can see by your photos you are not overweight. Are you very large frame (well over 6' )
When you say you dented the bulb, ARE YOU SAYING THE DENT NEVER CAME OUT AND RETURNED TO NORMAL?  I am sure nothing could cause this except running out of fluid in the reservoir.  If I use two hands to pump hard with the last few pumps, it is possible for me to drain my reservoir and dent my bulb.  It will remain partially collapsed like that until I hit the deflate button and the fluid flows back into the pump. 

Thank you for answering these highlighted questions.

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« Reply #115 on: June 13, 2021, 03:28:18 AM »

Hi Hawk.

I place the ruler pressed to the bone on the top side (the side that isn't closest to the balls.

I'm 5 foot 9, or 1.753 metres in new money.

I've had a quick rummage and the dent has gone over night. That shows its not permanently damaged. I've not inflated yet and don't consider myself to have auto inflated.

It currently looks like a nice healthy penis that has lots of potential to thrill.

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« Reply #116 on: June 13, 2021, 04:35:19 AM »

Please ignore the Ikea dressing gown.

This was after 20 minutes pumping. The dent in the bulb is back.
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« Reply #117 on: June 13, 2021, 06:34:29 AM »

That flaccid looks very natural. Even if you can't get it fuly deflated, maybe it doesn't matter, because that looks just like a 'normal' flaccid penis.

The erect also looks natural, I'm sure you will regain your size in time. Marathon rather than a sprint is what I have heard time and again.
In certainly looks healthy, for a penis that went through so much recently to be back to normal so soon, it's amazing how the body can heal.

Thak you for the info on the day after. Doesn't sound too pleasant! It is what it is though. You've made a world of difference. Can at least psych myself up for the difficult moments!


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« Reply #118 on: June 13, 2021, 07:14:49 AM »

Why do I feel we are talking different languages?
Ian, when you say after pumping for 20 minutes. Do you mean you pumped up and this is how it looked after 20 minutes?
Or do you mean you pumped for the full 20 minutes and this is how it looked.
I am so confused.
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« Reply #119 on: June 13, 2021, 10:53:06 AM »

I pressed multiple times, about 8 every minute, for 20 minutes.

This is how it looked after those 20 minutes.
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« Reply #120 on: June 13, 2021, 12:18:21 PM »

Ian, one glance at your penis after pumping tells me it is NOT inflated.  The skin is slack with no tension on the width or length.  I wager big money that when you press the deflate button while squeezing the penis, the dent in the pump bulb disappears because that dent is caused by the pump not being able to suck up more fluid from the reservoir.

Here are some facts.
You cannot damage a pump bulb by squeezing it with ANY amount of pressure.  They are designed to be squeezed flat and spring back into shape tens of thousands of times.  When you squeeze the bulb, fluid in the pump is forced into the cylinders in the penis.  When you release the pump, it sucks in fluid from the reservoir as it refills with the fluid that allows it to plump back out.  If there is no fluid supply to the pump, the bulb remains under suction.  It cannot plump back out because of the vacuum.  When you hit the deflate button that allows fluid to enter the pump from the penis side, which balances the vacuum and plumps the bulb back out again.  Either you have a kinked tube from the reservoir to the pump, or you are out of fluid from a leak or improper filling during surgery.  I guess there is some small chance the pump is faulty.

I would call my surgeon's office and say I need to see the doctor immediately.
1. My penis will not get rock hard with even 150 pumps
2. No amount of pumping increases the width or length
3. My pump bulb flattens with a dent in it and does not regain its shape.
4. My penis and reservoir capsule are permanently healing in a deflated state.  I NEED TO SEE HIM NOW!!!!

One more question.  When you feel for the tips of the implant, do they extend into the glans?  If so, how har?  Halfway. 1/3 of the way

One final thought:  Since your reservoir is mispositioned, you can actually see it.  Can you see or feel the difference in fluid in the reservoir?  When your penis is deflated, the reservoir should show more fluid in it.  When your penis is inflated, the reservoir should reduce in size.
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« Reply #121 on: June 13, 2021, 12:49:36 PM »

Hi Hawk.

I can't now see my reservoir, and it's also difficult to deflate. Sometimes it works like a dream, other times, like today, are impossible. This all leads to something faulty.

At the moment, trying to deflate, The top of the tubes feel to stop just before getting to my glands.

When trying to pump they are about 1/3 or 1/4 of the way in.

The fear of erosion has been drilled into me. I understand that's where my flesh gives way to something trying to force its way through.

Deflation is important just BLOODY difficult.

The best way i can describe the dent in the bulb is a ping pong ball that's been dented.

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« Reply #122 on: June 13, 2021, 01:27:23 PM »

Again, Ian, pump bulbs cannot dent.  They are very flexible rubber and/or silicone.  They can only fail to rebound after a squeeze because they are under a vacuum trying to draw in fluid that they cannot get.

In your "inflated photo" where you are measuring, your hand looks like it is being held under your penis for support.  A properly installed, properly functioning implant needs NO support.  You can literally hang a bath towel on it, and it will still point straight out.  Without a towel, it either points upward or straight out.

My concern is that if you are not inflating, then you are not stretching your penis at a critical time of healing, and it will scar in at a reduced size.  My intent is not to scare you or discourage you, but you need to demand immediate attention so he can take the necessary steps to diagnose the problem and take steps to resolve it.   The fact that you can no longer see your reservoir also suggests a loss of fluid.

I just checked to be certain, but TOTALLY deflated; the tips of my cylinders are halfway into my glans.

Finally, this is not important now, but you cannot do a bone-pressed measurement with a metal tape measure. You need a hard ruler, maybe even with the corners rounded, so you can press it hard to your pubic bone.

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« Reply #123 on: June 13, 2021, 01:32:25 PM »

I Disagree.

Mine has a dent in it.

I feel it dented, Wayne feels it dented.

Like a ping pong ball that's been squashed.

Not being difficult but it's fact not theory.
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« Reply #124 on: June 13, 2021, 01:57:09 PM »

Well, I won't argue the point except to say the bulb is a highly flexible rubber ball.  What you call a dent is simply a vacuum like a deflated basketball.  You cannot dent a pump ball whether it is in or out of the scrotum, even with a hammer.

Call your surgeon.
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« Reply #125 on: June 13, 2021, 03:03:37 PM »

Ian,
Your posts have been entertaining at times, but sometimes cryptic to understand. That is why we have all been asking you simple yes and no questions.
BUT this has been the only way for us to help to understand what is going on.
Your implant is not working correctly!!!!!
Hawk knows what he is saying. Listen to Hawk.
Hawk is trying to prevent any further loss of your penis length.
I am not going to debate with you or ask you any more clarifying questions, because after reviewing your posts, it is OBVIOUS there is a implant problem.
I don’t understand your “push back”. I don’t understand you.

Please call the surgeon and request an immediate appointment.
Although I am not physician, everything you have shared points to an defective implant.
Please stay in touch.
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« Reply #126 on: June 13, 2021, 06:38:13 PM »

Ian, I have no problem with being disagreed with.  I take no offense in the least.  I am just concerned that you might not have any idea what is going on here.  You can not dent medical-grade rubber designed to be flattened tens of thousands of times any more than you can dent a tennis ball.  You cannot dent the material with a hammer or pliers. You CAN depress it (as designed), and due to the vacuum inside, it does not spring back.  The result is you feel a deficit that feels like a dent. You yourself indicated the dent was gone this morning.  That is because it was NEVER dented.  It is hollow and was partially collapsed because of a vacuum. It has a vacuum because it cannot get fluid through the reservoir tube.

Will your penis stand up when it is pumped?  Can you hang even a hand towel on it and remain parallel to the floor?  I am certain the answer to that is NO.  You are not stretching the penis during healing which is very likely to result in size loss if not very rapidly corrected. 
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« Reply #127 on: June 14, 2021, 03:05:32 AM »

I've emailed Mr Fraser.

Let's see where we go from here.

There was an article on Scottish BBC  news that all operations were being delayed due to one English man who keeps getting his nob out.
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« Reply #128 on: June 14, 2021, 06:24:27 AM »

Mr Fraser has replied.

I should carry on as i am and he'll review the situation on the 9th July which is my next scheduled appointment.

As for hanging towels on my pumped up penis, that wouldn't be possible. It doesn't point upwards so would just slide off.
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« Reply #129 on: June 14, 2021, 08:09:10 AM »

As for hanging towels on my pumped-up penis, that wouldn't be possible. It doesn't point upwards so would just slide off.

One more indication that you are not getting true inflation so you are pumping in vain.  I am sorry he will not see you sooner.  Such reports disappoint me.
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« Reply #130 on: June 14, 2021, 08:25:13 AM »

Ian, I don’t understand what is going on.
Disagreement is healthy, but I have learned the hard way that disagreeing when it comes to my health will harm no one, but myself.
I am sorry you are going through this.
Stay in touch, so we can track your progress.
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« Reply #131 on: June 14, 2021, 08:50:28 AM »

My impression is we have moved past any disagreement, and it is not an issue.  Being frustrated by an implant that is not working (the first one on this entire forum) and then having your surgeon be less than hyper-responsive are enough to drive any of us to distraction.  It is stressful enough to have a great implant you are unfamiliar with and having 200 questions.  Having an obvious problem and not being experienced enough even to understand that you have a problem and having a surgeon who says I'll talk to you in 3 weeks....would drive me up the wall.

In fact, I would be calling and demanding or showing up in the waiting room and causing a scene.
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« Reply #132 on: June 14, 2021, 11:04:57 AM »

My disagreement is with the surgeon.
I don't understand how this physician is treating a patient like there is no problem.
I am tired of dealing with physicians that don't treat patients as valuable members of society.
Since my last surgeon was the age of my son, I asked him if he still had his father and asked if he have a good relationship with him. When he said yes, I said, well think of me as your father. Is this the treatment you would give your father? After a lot of silence, I made my point and my standard of care improved.
Because Ian seems not as concerned with this issue as other people on this site, I am wondering if Ian has conveyed a lack of urgency to the physician. We are all entitled to excellent care. I have another friend that suffered needlessly for years from IBS. I finally couldn't stand his complaining anymore and told him to get a new gastroenterologist or shut up. He did get a new doctor and is now IBS symptom free for several years and I am still his friend.
I hope that Ian conveys his worth to the doctor and gets a sooner appointment.
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« Reply #133 on: June 14, 2021, 11:45:49 AM »

I agree with every word you just posted.  I too have trouble accepting that Ian conveyed the urgency of the situation

I would get on the phone and talk to him and boldly state the 4 concerns I listed in two posts before this one.  I would NOT take NO as an answer.
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« Reply #134 on: June 14, 2021, 12:10:43 PM »

We are our own best advocate. There are times you just have to stand up and stand your ground and fight for the attention and care you deserve. Particularly following a very invasive surgery. It may be ho hum routine to the doctor, but it is new and frightening for us. We can not accept mediocrity in our healthcare, particularly when it comes to the only penis we will ever have.
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« Reply #135 on: June 14, 2021, 01:07:47 PM »

Folks, I’ve watched this thread with interest and more than a small amount of frustration. I’m trying to remain balanced here but fail to accept that the same surgeon who gave me 100% of his attention and nothing but an outstanding end result has suddenly become a practitioner who doesn’t care. Mike was so committed to me that he gave me an out of hours number to contact him with any questions at all. As it turned out, there were a couple of occasions when I had to contact him to allay some of my fears (having sex way ahead of time).

Is this anything to do with Mike being a colleague in the same hospital of my friend, who knows? I’d like to think not but cannot say with any certainty that this wasn’t the case. I’ve certainly never found any negative reports online of his work.

So, I feel a bit frustrated that Ian’s issues are not being attended to with immediate urgency. However, something here is not right. We can all read Ian’s descriptions of what we all know are serious issues but Ian is not taking these clearly worrying concerns seriously. For instance, it’s not possible to keep squeezing your inflation bulb without end. The whole mechanical design of such a thing means it sucks on fluid until there is no more fluid. Then it becomes ‘unpressable’.

How can Ian tell Mike Fraser that his penis is not becoming fully erect when inflating or that he can squeeze for effectively forever without Mike becoming deeply concerned enough to see him within this week, never mind immediately?

So, I deduce from this series of events that perhaps Mike is not being given all the information he needs. The surgeon I know should not take such action as he has. Just saying.

Ian, what did you ACTUALLY say to Mike that caused him to say all is fine and that he was happy to see you in July?
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« Reply #136 on: June 14, 2021, 02:23:45 PM »

Roddy I am so thankful that you finally posted.
As I have said over and over,
I DONT UNDERSTAND.
It does not make sense!
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« Reply #137 on: June 14, 2021, 02:41:45 PM »

This is what i sent (loads of spelling mistakes removed)

Hello Mr Fraser.

I'm thinking we might have a little bit of a problem.

I've been pumping up twice a day but never appear to get over 5 inches.

I was pressing the pump about 8 times a minute for an hour and never got longer than 5 inches.

I never got any pain or reason to stop pumping.

I thought I would reach a max limit,  go just a little further then stop pumping.  Hopefully going further the next time.

The reason I think this is happening is because when pressed the bulb stays collapsed.

The best I can describe it is to squash a ping pong ball

The dent will be gone in 24 hours.

Deflating is also very difficult.

I know I'm still in the early days of this,  but should it be so difficult?

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« Reply #138 on: June 14, 2021, 02:46:46 PM »

Thanks, Ian.

.... and what was his reply?
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« Reply #139 on: June 14, 2021, 02:59:19 PM »

Hi Ian

At this stage just keep doing what you're doing
Don't be overly concerned as everyone finds it challenging
We'll review things at your next visit

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« Reply #140 on: June 14, 2021, 03:36:50 PM »

When I read your message you sent him I thought that by mentioning the fact that you’re disappointed with 5 inches, he’s maybe picked up on the wrong concern. He knows, like I do, that your 5 inches will easily become 6 inches with daily cycling. However, THAT is not your problem. Your problem is that your pump is not pumping enough saline into your implant and your implant is not getting hard enough for that stretch of the tissue that is the prerequisite for growth. I don’t think Mike has the full picture. The picture we all have that is causing us some worry about a successful outcome.

Please contact Mike and tell him that your pump never makes your penis rock hard. Regardless of how many times you squeeze your pump.
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« Reply #141 on: June 14, 2021, 04:13:42 PM »

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« Reply #142 on: June 14, 2021, 06:16:44 PM »

I have tried hard to be diplomatic, but it is not just Ian who reads this but thousands of members and unregistered guests.  It is important to know when to become assertive and very specific in demanding medical attention.

I, too, think the communication to Dr. Frasier was inadequate.  It might have expressed your concerns, but my concerns would have been very different.  First of all, unless he documented your measurements before surgery and pulled your file, 5" means nothing.  Your length is not an urgent issue, and a patient complaining about his size 4 weeks out is not an urgent issue, especially when he does not know what size you were before surgery. That whole discussion may have steered him off course.  The huge concern is NOT your penis measurement. It is also not that you have trouble deflating.  It is that you cannot inflate because of implant failure. You cannot deflate because you have yet to inflate.  Your penis is slack and pointing toward the floor after an hour of pumping.  2 minutes should turn it into a towel rack.

I also thinK the statement :
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I'm thinking we might have a little bit of a problem.
sounds shockingly unconcerned.  It should have read:
"I am  EXTREMELY distraught that I have a serious failure and that I am scaring in at a very reduced size because of a faulty implant.  I chose you expressly because I have great faith in you. Others on the forum where I post my implant journal hold you in high regard.  I have, however, reached a point where I desperately need to see you at your very earliest opportunity.  I will gladly lay everything aside to come to the first cancellation or any other appointment where you can squeeze me in even for a few minutes. These are my concerns.

My once clearly visible reservoir is suddenly no longer visible. 
My pump collapses when I try to pump and is apparently not picking up fluid
No amount of pumping on my collapsed pump will inflate my penis. Therefore I have a serious concern I will scar in at a permanently reduced size because I cannot inflate during the healing process.
Since my reservoir can no longer be seen and my pump cannot pick up fluid, I think there is a real possibility that I have lost fluid.  No one other than you can put my mind at ease over these issues.  I have given up pumping because it does no good to try to squeeze a collapsed bulb.

Dr. Fraser.  Please understand my real concerns, my mental stress, and my need to see you.

Your trusting Patient
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« Reply #143 on: June 15, 2021, 06:47:58 AM »

Thanks Hawk.

I appreciate anything and everything you have said so far.

I wrote to Mr Fraser yesterday and said that I'll not be able to inflate/ deflate until our next meeting. It was a fault with the pump that is the cause of that.

He said not to worry about that and we'd meet as planned.

I know that is 100% what you didn't want to hear.

I think the man is so busy that it's not possible to see him sooner.

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« Reply #144 on: June 15, 2021, 08:25:01 AM »

Ian,

I know it does not sound like it, but I have tried to restrain myself and not badger you about this situation.  The truth is, I project myself into a "what if this was me" scenario, and it hits me with the same urgency when it is happening to you as it would if it were happening to me.  I guess if I were not that emotionally invested, I probably would not have the drive to go through the hassles of keeping the forum running.   

Best wishes.  I will be  EXTREMELY interested in hearing the details of this visit.   I would give $100 to be able to accompany you.

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« Reply #145 on: June 15, 2021, 04:21:55 PM »

Well, where to start with this one.

This evening I looked on the Rigicon website and contacted them to see if there was any self help they could offer.

They rang Me back twice from New York. Excellent customer service.

After that they apparently contacted Mr Fraser. He wasn't best pleased.

He's now trying to find a slot to see me this thursday.

He thinks I've broken it.
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« Reply #146 on: June 15, 2021, 04:54:31 PM »

Interesting development, Ian. Good for Rigicon for communicating so well with you. Great that you are seeing Mike Fraser this Thursday too. At last, it must be said.

The drama continues, Ian. The implant must have malfunctioned surely by what you have described to us all. So upsetting for you to go through what you have for this potential outcome. I guess all will be revealed on Thursday. 🤞🏻
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« Reply #147 on: June 15, 2021, 06:17:38 PM »

Everyone,
I have been so frustrated in reading all these posts concerning Ian.

As frustrated as we all have been, I know our biggest concern has been for Ian.

Regardless of everything that has been reported, I wish there was someone who could accompany Ian to his meeting with the physician.
I think if Ian were here in America, we would all want to be there with him!

Ian, good for you in contacting Rigicon!

You wrote that Mr. Fraser wasn't pleased, can you explain this? How do you know that Mr. Fraser "wasn't best pleased"?
....and why did you say, "He thinks I've broken it".

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« Reply #148 on: June 15, 2021, 09:53:28 PM »

Ian, good for you in contacting Rigicon!

You wrote that Mr. Fraser wasn't pleased, can you explain this? How do you know that Mr. Fraser "wasn't best pleased"?
....and why did you say, "He thinks I've broken it."

A P P L A U S E   F O R   I A N !!!
I have the same questions.  What makes you think he was not pleased?

I would say this about any doctor.  His pleasure is not the goal. Lots of people are not pleased with things that come up at work.  He is getting paid.  The medical system was never set up with the intent that the patient should "please" the physician.  I am DAMNED certain he would rather be in his shoes than in yours.  IF it is broken, you sure as hell did not break it.  There are only two possibilities.
1. The unit was faulty
2. The surgeon is responsible for damaging it or faulty connections - we know for certain he did not have a successful outcome placing the reservoir.

I am SO glad you called Rigicon.  It shows two things.  We were right from the beginning, it was not a user error, and Dr. Fraser had a slot he could squeeze you into all along.  He only needed someone to convince him of the urgency.  That was the 2nd point we were trying to drive home.  I am so sorry you have had to go through this, but hopefully, you learned something about not taking no for an answer, and hopefully, many other readers will learn the same because you made a valuable journal.  I cannot tell you how badly I want to go to that appointment with you.

If there is ANY damage to this unit, do not let ANYONE even suggest you had any role in it because you did not.
If your Doctor really is annoyed that you called Rigicon.  Tell him you did what any man would do who had to wait for weeks for an appointment.  You searched out some self-help from the experts who manufacture the device and who gave it a lifetime warranty. I recommend you write down questions in advance and take someone with you who can take notes and write answers while you talk.  I ALWAYS go with written questions.
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« Reply #149 on: Yesterday at 02:23:12 AM »

Thanks everyone.

I know I've done it before but i don't want to post this particular email i received.

I hope you understand.

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