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Posted 07 May 2016 18:02:01(UTC)
Now I have never been one to complain about life but having been taking Cialis for the last three weeks and had the Somaerect ll sitting waiting for use I saw the pump rep on Friday and had trimmed my bush in readiness for his instructions. After he had shown me how to use the pump in the proper manner he suggested that I trim my bush a little bit mor so after giving my head a trim with the clippers this morning I thought that I would have a go below with them. It took about ten seconds of carefree whizzing around to take a chunk out of the base of my old boy and start it bleeding like a stuck pig. Tried to stop bleeding but could not so have had to put a sticky plaster at the base of my member ( much to the amusement of my wife)

That is the bad ouch and the fact that I am on the "add Asprin " trials and do not know if I am taking a placebo or one of the two real tablets. Well I can say that as I bled readily I am assuming that I am on one of the two tablets so as far as I am concerned That is good.

Every cloud has a silver lining but unfortunately I will not be using my new pump until my Hampton has healed so delays a bit longer.

Chris/ Woody

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Posted 10 May 2016 17:16:20(UTC)

Haha your post made me laugh. Yes ones inhibitions tend to go after rectal ultrasound , two TRUS , a template biopsy , cystoscopy , radical prostatectomy , two weeks in hospital with a catheter , ED clinic including Marilyn Monroe giving pump demo and young man injecting my penis ......... The list goes on.
In fact I saw the Doctor the other day and was nearly undressed and bent over the couch before I remembered I'd come in for a thyroid review πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€




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Posted 07 May 2016 18:02:01(UTC)
Now I have never been one to complain about life but having been taking Cialis for the last three weeks and had the Somaerect ll sitting waiting for use I saw the pump rep on Friday and had trimmed my bush in readiness for his instructions. After he had shown me how to use the pump in the proper manner he suggested that I trim my bush a little bit mor so after giving my head a trim with the clippers this morning I thought that I would have a go below with them. It took about ten seconds of carefree whizzing around to take a chunk out of the base of my old boy and start it bleeding like a stuck pig. Tried to stop bleeding but could not so have had to put a sticky plaster at the base of my member ( much to the amusement of my wife)

That is the bad ouch and the fact that I am on the "add Asprin " trials and do not know if I am taking a placebo or one of the two real tablets. Well I can say that as I bled readily I am assuming that I am on one of the two tablets so as far as I am concerned That is good.

Every cloud has a silver lining but unfortunately I will not be using my new pump until my Hampton has healed so delays a bit longer.

Chris/ Woody

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Posted 09 May 2016 21:15:17(UTC)

I shall wear my glasses as well next time. Not to see the old man but just to see what I am doing and not do self inflicted injuries😜😜😜😜😜

Cheers Chris/Woody

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Posted 07 May 2016 20:40:02(UTC)
Well, well , well . A little more care Chris . You were too eager to get going for the first time .....And all this to check if you're on a real aspirin or not ....?
You're sitting there staring at unused equipment , what a waste....

Heal quickly my friend.

John
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Posted 08 May 2016 08:48:35(UTC)
Love it. πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…
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Posted 08 May 2016 12:09:21(UTC)

You could always avoid the bleeding in the first place. 

A 'Boyzillian' every 6 weeks should do the trick!

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Posted 09 May 2016 20:11:37(UTC)

Walnut, can you please let me know what a Boyzillian is? Is it a hairstyle or a haircut?

Not sure if I have led a sheltered life to not know.

Cheers Chris/Woody

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Posted 09 May 2016 20:34:51(UTC)

Haha Chris
You have been sheltered. A boyzillian is the removal of all a man's pubic hair by waxing , rather than shaving.
Just don't ask me what a back , sack and crack is ok πŸ˜¬πŸ˜€πŸ˜¬πŸ˜€πŸ˜¬πŸ˜€




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Posted 09 May 2016 20:49:46(UTC)

Well, Chris J, the title of the post was 'Ouch...'

 

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Posted 09 May 2016 20:49:52(UTC)

I had been meaning to ask that on my post but forgot to add it. Thanks for explaining but will give the Boyzillian a miss thanks very much and the other one!!!

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Posted 09 May 2016 20:56:03(UTC)

A case of incomplete hair removal makes the pump difficult to operate

 

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Posted 09 May 2016 21:13:10(UTC)
Now Chris , take heed of the useful advice given to you. We don't want any more accidents reported . Best to go for a grade 1 ? Or better still ditch the clippers and use scissors?

John
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Posted 09 May 2016 21:15:17(UTC)

I shall wear my glasses as well next time. Not to see the old man but just to see what I am doing and not do self inflicted injuries😜😜😜😜😜

Cheers Chris/Woody

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Posted 09 May 2016 21:18:00(UTC)

I wondered how long before you would chip in again John.. Me and scissors are useless I nipped the tip of my finger just the other day so would not like to nip the tip of anything elseπŸ‘…πŸ‘…πŸ‘…πŸ‘…

Chris/Woody

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Posted 09 May 2016 21:28:13(UTC)
Chris,

I'm now 3 days ahead of you on the pumping front . And starting to perfect the technique. You , well you'll just be an amateur by the time you get going.
And my GP has now prescribed the Cialis as a repeat prescription for me. Things are looking up !

John
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Posted 10 May 2016 07:02:29(UTC)

Veet for men?

Tony

TURP then LRP in 2009/2010. Lots of leakage but PSA < 0.1 AMS-800 Artificial Sphincter activated 2015.
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Posted 10 May 2016 09:13:05(UTC)
I can't help but wince a little, the removal of pubic (or other unwanted hair) is an art that takes a while to perfect, Tony has mentioned Veet for men so a word of warning for the first time user and based on the original female product.

1) it will remove hair totally from any that it makes contact with, so no head scratching in the process or pausing to stroke the dog or cat!
2) it smells horrible
3) it is very irritating to some people's skin so you could end up with a bright red and itchy hot spot! in the worst case scenario the dog or cat could do too.

Others have mentioned alternative methods such as waxing or using scissors, all feasible.

I could be very bold here and suggest that whichever option you go for, it may be so much easier if somebody else does it. You know better access, better visual targetting etc etc. There is of course a trust element involved after all this is probably one of your most treasured body parts. So maybe Mrs Chris could use her skills to assist?

I hope having been through all this you find the pump and the Cialis a beneficial duo.

I genuinely admire all you guys who can make jokes and retain a sense of hunour when this must be so very difficult to deal with. I salute you all

xx
Mo
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Posted 10 May 2016 11:44:49(UTC)
Mo,

Yes it's certainly a journey for us all. Chris and I are at very similar stages of treatment and help each other to keep going. The banter between us is possibly the best therapy I could have ( alongside the posts on here).
Thanks for your comments re hair care. I've taken to using scissors - feel I'm more in control . Obviously Chris has a problem with scissors and seemingly anything else! And I am NOT offering to help him .

The combination of both the pump and the Cialis seem to be working well. I have the most supportive GP. I saw her on Monday morning and I am now on repeat prescription for Cialis and the constriction rings. She also said that if this doesn't work for me then go back and we will try something else. She couldn't believe that so many here report that they have had problems in securing help for ED.
Her response was -
" it is your right as a PCa patient to have as much help as possible. If one type of ED meds do not work for a patient , then we have to keep trying until we find one that does. Patients must insist and GPs must help."


John
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Posted 10 May 2016 12:12:26(UTC)

Your GP sounds amazing and it is such a shame many others are not , or are restricted by budgets. My doctor is great too , and my ED clinic. Glad you have support as it can be soul destroying I think




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Posted 10 May 2016 16:54:53(UTC)
Chris J,

Yes, my GP is fantastic. She'd been on a course run by PCUK in January this year. I was the first PCa patient she'd seen after that, so I was bombarded with questions a week later when I saw her. I'm glad you have a supportive doc and ed clinic too.
I think the good rapport I have with her is that I have lost my inhibitions since dx . I have really surprised myself with how easy I find it to discuss anything now and use the proper words rather than euthemisms! Age, maturity or having PCa ? I told her that I was going to post on here about the need for HT patients to seek help for ed.
She said go for it, the more patients are aware the better. Most seeking her help for ED are RP patients , hardly any like me on HT/RT.
The great news for me was that after using the pump on the first day I achieved a dry orgasm. Only lasted a couple of seconds but ..... Heaven! And with no libido too.

Chris PB , hopefully your 'Hampton' is recovering well after the trauma you inflicted on him. So we will expect a full report to be posted here once you are up and running. I've set the standard for you. Just remember to lock away any dangerous items when you start to avoid painful injury . Oh I forgot , you may or may not have a real aspirin to take if you hurt yourself again !

John
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Posted 10 May 2016 17:16:20(UTC)

Haha your post made me laugh. Yes ones inhibitions tend to go after rectal ultrasound , two TRUS , a template biopsy , cystoscopy , radical prostatectomy , two weeks in hospital with a catheter , ED clinic including Marilyn Monroe giving pump demo and young man injecting my penis ......... The list goes on.
In fact I saw the Doctor the other day and was nearly undressed and bent over the couch before I remembered I'd come in for a thyroid review πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€




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Posted 10 May 2016 18:30:38(UTC)

Chris/Woody,

This is a great conversation!
I can't see plain old razors mentioned here so far. You really need smooth skin for the pump to create a seal on.
If you keep a razor by bath and/or in the shower you can shave the area where the base of the pump sits, frequently.
Clip or do what you like our side that area ... So much cleaner, and a smarter presentation of your tackle for whoever gets to see it.
Enjoy!

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Posted 10 May 2016 18:48:02(UTC)

You are very lucky if you can do that without getting a shaving rash - horribly uncomfortable.

It does seem that people are getting a bit over-excited in the smoothness stakes. I can confirm that J only trimmed his pubes with scissors and never had a problem creating a good seal.

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard


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Posted 11 May 2016 05:46:03(UTC)

Henry, I have used a razor in the past but as my fuzz grows back it itches like crazy and found myself rubbing against things that were the same height just to relieve it and I am sure there have been some people watching that gave me weird looks and thought I was a perv, so stopped doing that!

Lyn, when the pump rep showed me how to use it and he did say to trim a bit more I did, in fact, still get a good seal and a view of what things were like years ago( good to see the old chap again).

John, I am starting today so with the vacuuming ( my wife thinks I am doing the hoovering later) so will catch you up in the growth stakes, then will be ready for some action

Thanks all for the comments, different viewpoints even on this light hearted post, good to see you all thinking.

Regards Chris/Woody

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Posted 11 May 2016 07:02:17(UTC)

In that case please do keep razors well away from the area: no one wants to see a man humping kitchen work tops!

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Posted 11 May 2016 18:23:39(UTC)

I used coconut body butter to soothe a shaving rash. I guess any of the shaving balm products would do much the same.

For those of use who use incontinence pads,  I think an added issue  about shaving or waxing 'down there', is that pad wearing increases the humidity level, which in turn increases the likelihood of inflammation/infection at the hair follicles. With the better weather supposedly on the way, general sweatiness will accentuate this. 

It's only common sense that  attending to 'groin' hygiene, keeping things dry-attending to skin care is going to help minimise any itchiness associated with shaving the area.

 

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Posted 11 May 2016 18:44:06(UTC)

Well for babies all the mums use sudacrem and baby powder so perhaps you could try it out and report back with progress report. I recommend sudacrem for most things as a previous post a week or so ago triggered a response from me.

Sweaty crutch syndrome needs to be kept under control.

Cheers Chris/Woody

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