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Posted 10 Apr 2018 at 16:18
I’m going into hospital for a penile implant in may 2018 after all other treatment have failed after prostate removal would like to hear from anybody who had had the operation for some feed back good or bad : thanks Drayton
User
Posted 18 Apr 2018 at 16:43

Good encouraging post on a procedure that seems rare on the forum. Thanks for that and keep posting. Hats off to you !!
And good luck with it all. Some people never realise just how devastating prostatectomy is to certain people and the issues have to be addressed. Thanks

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade

User
Posted 24 Apr 2018 at 07:05

HI Sandy , I would suggest you try Invicorp25 injections also. Caverject never really worked for me and was agony. Invicorp25 gave me the real deal. Luckily I’m now at the stage 3 yrs post op that I’m considering stopping daily Cialis as my recovery is improving seemingly monthly. Good luck

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade

User
Posted 03 Mar 2019 at 11:28

Hi All

Hope all is well.

Awaiting date for surgery for implants, however, getting very anxious and worried about all the "what If's" 

any tips on how to overcome this?

also has anyone had an implant recently? what was your experience and has it improved your intimacy with your partner?

Feel free to PM me is you prefer.

Thanks again to everyone who has guided/helped me get this far.

 

regards

User
Posted 04 Mar 2019 at 01:06

You need to see a urologist who specialises in the treatment of ED.  Implants are only considered, if ALL other treatments don't work for you.  

User
Posted 27 Jul 2019 at 18:44
Hi Xbox

All the best.

I'm still waiting a date.

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User
Posted 10 Apr 2018 at 19:00

Drayton, if you put Penile Implants into the search box there is information there

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User
Posted 10 Apr 2018 at 19:19

Hi Drayton, there are only a handful of members here that have had it - you might find this useful

https://community.prostatecanceruk.org/posts/t11836-Penile-Implant---Blog-Video#post147463


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

User
Posted 11 Apr 2018 at 11:36

Got mine 2 weeks ago. Follow up appointment next week to start inflation/deflation, but delighted so far. I'm happy to answer any particular questions insofar as I can at this stage.

User
Posted 11 Apr 2018 at 14:23
Many thanks for your reply s Andrew you sound very positive so that’s a good sign although early days keep me posted if you don’t mind after your follow up drayton
User
Posted 18 Apr 2018 at 15:57
Well I’ve had my follow up now, so I’m “up and running” as it were!

It works as expected and I’ve been cleared for sex in a further 2 weeks’ time (which will be a total of 5 weeks after surgery). Functionally it would be entirely possible right away. At the moment, there is room for improvement in terms of appearance, and I think there is every chance of that, but the operation has certainly given me a penis that works. The pump and the deflation button are quite hard to operate at this stage and require a good deal of strength in the fingers, but I am told that this will get easier with use.

The procedure itself was much less unpleasant and painful than you might assume. I was given painkillers, and used them the first night, but they were not really needed so I discontinued them after that apart from occasional use if I felt a bit sore. I had a catheter which was removed the day after surgery and then I was sent home. I was perfectly able to walk to the nearest London Underground station and take the tube during the rush hour, followed by 90 minutes on a train, if that gives an indication of the low level of discomfort I felt. I had some swelling and tenderness over the days that followed, but nothing too bad at all. (And I am someone who found the aftermath of robotic prostatectomy excruciating in the extreme). The only remaining issue is that the skin of my scrotum is very sore where the pump is pressing on it from the inside, but I had the same problem after my artificial urinary sphincter was fitted last year and that resolved itself within a few weeks so I expect this will be similar.

Drayton - or anyone else - feel free to send me a private message if there’s anything you want to ask that you don’t wish to post on the public forum.

User
Posted 18 Apr 2018 at 16:43

Good encouraging post on a procedure that seems rare on the forum. Thanks for that and keep posting. Hats off to you !!
And good luck with it all. Some people never realise just how devastating prostatectomy is to certain people and the issues have to be addressed. Thanks

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade

User
Posted 22 Apr 2018 at 09:11
Hi it’s drayton thanks for keeping us posted on your progress it seems that so far all going well , which fills me with more confidence I had a biopsy’s in my scrotum many years ago so I am fully aware of discomfort but as they say no pain no gain all going well will be having the implant on may 10th hopefully get my sex life back in track . It’s been pretty dismal over the last 3/1/2 years

So pleased all is going well Andrew keep the posts comming , once my opp is done I’ll kerp you and all imformed if my progress good or bad . Watch this space Drayton

User
Posted 22 Apr 2018 at 09:12
Hi it’s drayton thanks for keeping us posted on your progress it seems that so far all going well , which fills me with more confidence I had a biopsy’s in my scrotum many years ago so I am fully aware of discomfort but as they say no pain no gain all going well will be having the implant on may 10th hopefully get my sex life back in track . It’s been pretty dismal over the last 3/1/2 years

So pleased all is going well Andrew keep the posts comming , once my opp is done I’ll kerp you and all imformed if my progress good or bad . Watch this space Drayton

User
Posted 22 Apr 2018 at 13:46

Good luck Drayton. Hope it all goes well for you and look forward to hearing how you get on.

User
Posted 23 Apr 2018 at 22:41
Hi Andrew.

Do keep us informed of your progress.

I had my prostectomy 3 years ago and since then I've tried tablets, pups and now caverjet injections with no real success. Although pump and caverjet have provided some progress but not enough.

I meet up with my ED nurse next Month for follow and he has suggested the implant so good to hear someone's progress.

Look forward to more.

Cheers

Sandy

User
Posted 24 Apr 2018 at 07:05

HI Sandy , I would suggest you try Invicorp25 injections also. Caverject never really worked for me and was agony. Invicorp25 gave me the real deal. Luckily I’m now at the stage 3 yrs post op that I’m considering stopping daily Cialis as my recovery is improving seemingly monthly. Good luck

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade

User
Posted 15 May 2018 at 06:47
Hi Andrew well this is day 5 after my implant black and blue and sore as I exspected I’m taking pain relief helps take the edge off of it although it’s not an umbarable pain it makes it more comfortable so early days but feeling positive . I’m taking it easy resting with some light walking so so far so good I going to wait until the end off the week before I venture in the shower hope all is going well with your progress it’s not a race best of luck drayton
User
Posted 28 May 2018 at 07:24

Hi it’s drayton well it’s been an adventure the last couple of weeks things took a a turn for the worst in that by day 7 my pain was pretty bad I waited until day 11 and had to get some stronger pain relief also spoke to my nurse at uclh and she postponed my follow up for a week witch is in the 30th may now the 27th things have settled down thankfully just mild discomfort all healing nicely swelling gone only discomfort from the implant as it’s still particially inflated but can now where clothes as I wasnt able to to much pressure . Like my nurse said all operations affect people differently, but I’m now back to my old self and looking forward to my follow up if I’ve been through the worst and the end result is a success it will have been worth every bit of discomfort. I hope Andrew that your progress is comming along nicely is the pump getting any easier to use , most men have said it takes a bit of time to master but I’m sure it will be ok well any info you have to pass on please do so I’ll come back after my follow up appt with more progress news best wishes to all who read this if you are thinking of and implant orhave  just had it done think positive Drayton

User
Posted 31 May 2018 at 07:24

Hi it’s Drayton had my follow up on the 30th all went well now going to be inflating and deflating for the next three weeks having a telephone follow up with clinical nurse saves me going all the way to London things are beginning to settle down still mild discomfort but I’m sure over the the next few weeks that will subside well pleased so far with the outcome nurse said everything feels good and have healed very well no problem with the inflate valve find the deflate a tad more tricky keeps slipping out of of my fingers but I’m sure with practise I’ll get there . How are you getting on Andrew have you mastered the art of the pumps I hope so keep in touch the more we post hopefully it will help other men in our situation . drayton 

User
Posted 03 Jun 2018 at 08:40

Hi Andrew haven’t herd from you in a while is all going ok Drayton 

User
Posted 29 Aug 2018 at 20:17

Hi All,

I've been suffering from ED for about 10 years, brought on by a procedure to treat pyronies. I'm in my 40's.

Over the years have tried all sorts of oral treatment, and injections, nothing has really worked, now I have the option of having implants, would appreciate any advice or information.

 

Please, if you don't mind drop me a private message too, have so many questions that I need answers for.

 

Regards

User
Posted 29 Aug 2018 at 20:46

Hi sorry to hear of Your long running problem

i had an implant earlier this year after prostate cancer four years ago . Like yourself i tried tablets pumps and injections but with limited success. I am now 4 months post op and very pleased to say life is good again , I would be pleased to answer any questions you have at any time , I’m not sure what hospital you will be attending but if it’s uclh Westmorland street your in very good hands so ask away

Drayton

User
Posted 30 Aug 2018 at 01:28

Hi Drayton,

Thanks for your post, I can't send you a private message, any chance you can try sending me one please.

Is it quite easy to inflate/deflate?

Does it look and feel the same.

Can you feel the implants esp the hard tips on either?

If you are in a relationship, how did your partner feel about the implants?

Regards

User
Posted 30 Aug 2018 at 16:05

Hi drayton here I’ll start at the beginningg

as far as the operation itself I’ve read many different stories but this is mine . I was totally impotent so this was my only solution the operation was fine with pain afterwards swelling the usual after such an operation in that region the swelling and pain were pretty uncomfortable so I took tramadol tablets , I had a re visit to learn how to inflate and deflate at 4 weeks but found it to painful so left it for a further 2 weeks by now I was off all pain relief and started to inflate daily a not at a time slowly building up over I would say the next 2 weeks inflating is pretty easy it took me a little bit longer to master the deflateing But now no problem at all as for the feel of it yes when deflated you can feel the tubes at the. Add of the penis where  bends with your natural position but when inflated not at all visually Flaccid or erect it looks no different depending on how hard you pump it up will give you a harder erection  for my wife after 42 years together she did nit wNt me to go through the operation but supported my decision and now 4 months on she so happy for me our life is now back to where it was before my cancer opp is it the same as before the answer is no but it comes in a pretty close second not only physically but also mentally

bottom line was it worth the it pain and all definitely for me yes hope this has been helpful this was my journey I’m sure other people gave different ones but if I was your age I wouldn’t hesitate with you the best what ever you decide 

Drayton

User
Posted 30 Aug 2018 at 22:50

Thanks, much appreciated.

Forgot to ask, did you lose or gain any length or girth?

Is there still blood flow to the glans?

Does the penis still feel warm or is it coldish?

 

Sorry for asking personal questions.

 

Regards

User
Posted 31 Aug 2018 at 05:48

Hi as Far as size is concerned I lost length not because of the operation but because of The impotence caused by my prostate removal lack of erection as you know us men have erections  when we are sleeping etc girth as for mine with the implants more girth as for blood flow to the glands i still get blood flow to the head I know this is not always the case , it can feel slightly cold when flaccid but when inflated ok

like I said is it like when I was 10years younger no it’s not i Asked my wife is there any difference and she said not at all  I have a read of your problem and if you want as near to normal sex life that can be offered this is probably your only option I’m sure there are men out there who would not agree with me have not had the succwas I’ve had and you are a lot younger than myself  you have to want this believe me mentally it’s a life changer as well as physical hope this helps drayton

User
Posted 31 Aug 2018 at 10:03

Hi Drayton, thanks again for the information.  To be honest, kind of forgotten what an erection feels like lol, a step closer to making the decision.

Like your Mrs, mine also at present feels that I shouldn't have the implants, fears they might not work it could have other complications, personally, as for not working, won't be any worse off lol.  Hopefully she will see the positive outcome.

Regards

 

User
Posted 31 Aug 2018 at 15:29

i fully understand your wife’s feelings for better or werse I believe we said many years ago shows that she cares about you but like you say ain’t going to be any worse off , what Ever you decide best of luck keep in touch 

there is a gentleman called rugby Dave in this site he dosent  only give his story in words he had posted some images of his implant 

looks as natural as mine dose now !!

drayton 

User
Posted 31 Aug 2018 at 16:14

Hi

I've read his post and saw the pic, in addition to his, have seen many before and after pics on the net, but they happens to be mainly of patients in USA.

Will keep in touch and thanks for your input.

Regards

User
Posted 23 Sep 2018 at 23:52

Hi Drayton,

I hope all is well.  If you don't mind me asking,

How are you finding the implants now?

are you able to try various positions etc?

Do the hinder day to day life in any way?

Can you feel the reservoir when you walk, jog or do any physical activity?

 

regards

User
Posted 26 Sep 2018 at 15:41

No problems with the implant going into my 5 month no issues with my daily life I’m not a big keep fit person but do a lot of walking and bending in my work not a problem cannot feel the reservoir at all only thing was the small scar where they fitted it that has now heeled as far as positions are concerned don’t be. all ok . plenty Of blood in the gland that I’m told is down to yourself as an indervidual, now I cannot speak for others only me But the best orgasams in my life I’m not kidding you

hope this helps Drayton  best of luck 

User
Posted 26 Sep 2018 at 22:20
Hi, Thanks for your reply.

Were you asked to use a penis pump before or after the procedure to help with stretching the penile tissue?

Were you given a time span/ life cycle of the implants, for example use X times per week/month to get longevity for X years etc

Does the penis feel the same, sensation etc, for example when one gets a natural erection, you feel the pressure build up, do you get the same feel when its inflated?

When you say "best orgasm" is that because you can now have multiple orgasms due to being able to stay hard or are they just more intense?

sorry for all the questions.

Regards

User
Posted 27 Sep 2018 at 00:09

A number of men on here have reported that orgasms post op are more intense than they were before and / or have multiple orgasms that they had not previously been able to do. I don't think it is to do with the implant, it seems to be to do with the removal of the prostate and dry orgasms.

Edited by member 27 Sep 2018 at 00:10  | Reason: Not specified

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

User
Posted 28 Sep 2018 at 06:29

As for the pump I had been useing it for some time After my prostate removal although I did not find it successful for erections so my use sadly declined hence my lose of length 

after the implant my nurse told me once all things had heeled to inflate daily and leave for a while while showering / no specific time just to get used to inflating and deflating 

As for the feel of the erection as apposed  to a natural one no it’s not the same build up as you are not useing the body’s nerves and senses . But the sensation of sex itself is for me great . When I spoke about my orgasams post implant nothing to do with multiple ones I believe this is down to my prostate removal and how I worked so hard on my pelvic floor muscles. As unfortunatelay incontinece is a by product of having your prostrate removed , but these excercises can be done by anybody . but It is true that once orgasam has been achieved and Wanted to continue unless you deflate then you can . 

As for the life span of the implant only time will tell ten years fifteen years who knows anything that is mechanical can go wrong at any time but I had no choice it was either have the opp or stay impotent . My exsperience all but short has been positive I’m sure there are men out there that have not had the same result .

all the best Drayton 

User
Posted 05 Oct 2018 at 00:40

Hi

 

Thank you for your thoughts and information.

User
Posted 03 Mar 2019 at 11:28

Hi All

Hope all is well.

Awaiting date for surgery for implants, however, getting very anxious and worried about all the "what If's" 

any tips on how to overcome this?

also has anyone had an implant recently? what was your experience and has it improved your intimacy with your partner?

Feel free to PM me is you prefer.

Thanks again to everyone who has guided/helped me get this far.

 

regards

User
Posted 03 Mar 2019 at 22:36

What are the criteria for getting an implant?  I think it is an expensive treatment and so hard to obtain.  As I'm only 48, I'm wondering if I should ask about it.

Ulsterman

User
Posted 03 Mar 2019 at 23:39
Have you tried everything else?? If not you need too first, an implant is not an insignificant undertaking and you shouldn't consider it unless all the other options have failed..
User
Posted 04 Mar 2019 at 01:06

You need to see a urologist who specialises in the treatment of ED.  Implants are only considered, if ALL other treatments don't work for you.  

User
Posted 04 Mar 2019 at 10:09

Just found my CCG's position - they don't offer penile implants

Ulsterman

User
Posted 05 Mar 2019 at 20:05

Can I apologise to the forum member who contacted me by private message the other day - I have attempted to respond but although I have successfully used the pm facility in the past, it seems the criteria have changed and my post count is now deemed insufficient to allow me to do so.  At least this reply takes me one post nearer to the point where I can again do so.

User
Posted 07 Mar 2019 at 13:00
Hi andrewc

I sent you a PM, no worries, I understand, I had similar situation when I 1st joined the forum.

User
Posted 27 Mar 2019 at 12:46

Hi its drayton you will feel anxious we all do just got to remain positive and why you are having the procedure 

my implant will be one year old this may and amazing works very well 

As for the intermacey well we never lost that , but what i can say is my implant has given us back something we list for a few years 

i have no regrets how ever long  it lasts  

User
Posted 27 Mar 2019 at 14:05

Hi Drayton, 

Thanks for your input, much appreciated. Regards

User
Posted 25 Jul 2019 at 09:54

Hi I’m new to this I have a pre op assment on 15 August 2019 at uclh Westmorland street do you know how long after this I can expect operation had prostrate removed 2012/13 many thanks

User
Posted 25 Jul 2019 at 14:15

Hi i tried everything for about three years even had advance sling op 2015 due to severe incontinence got my letter today for op on 6/9/19 so very happy I feel I’ve got nothing to loose broke phone at moment but wish all the best mate 

 

 

User
Posted 25 Jul 2019 at 14:49

Hi I’m having an opp on 6/9/19 at Westmorland street same as yourself  I’m 56 do you think I could walk to Bond Street station after I know it affects people in different ways  already had troops their and they were brilliant looking after me many thanks .

User
Posted 27 Jul 2019 at 18:44
Hi Xbox

All the best.

I'm still waiting a date.

User
Posted 29 Jul 2019 at 09:19

Hi new to sight but have been given my date for implant on 6/9/19 .prostrate removed 2012/13 advance sling fitted 2015 I’m 56 years old I plan to walk to Bond Street station after all clear looking at your post has given me a lot of hope many thanks 

User
Posted 14 Aug 2019 at 16:16
Hi I’ve read through a lot of these comments with interest.

I had brachytherapy over a year ago. I was suffering from ED before that and was taking cialis.

Since my brachytherapy I’ve found my ed has got a lot worse, which has ended up with me taking an increasing dose of cialis

Whilst I can get an erection, I’d say it’s ‘unreliable”, which has lead to a degree of performance anxiety, which makes things even worse.

I’m also starting to worry about any long term effects of drug regularly so am wondering if implants might be worth looking into.

From the comments here it seems they work pretty well?

User
Posted 14 Aug 2019 at 18:17
I don't think you would be considered for a penile implant if you still get some erections by yourself. Have you tried all other options such as the vacuum pump, cock rings, injections, pellets, cream, Viagra and Levitra?

Also, did you have hormone treatment and if so, how long since it finished?

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

User
Posted 14 Aug 2019 at 19:20

Hello Andrew I having a implant on 5 September 2019 I also plan to walk to Bond Street station from uclh reading your review has made me fill a lot better thanks for posting 

User
Posted 08 Sep 2019 at 11:57
Hi Xbox,

I hope all is well.

Did you have your surgery? any updates, if you don't mind?

regards

User
Posted 09 Sep 2019 at 07:32

Hi There,

You very kindly replied to my first post on here regarding Strap on sex but the system will not let me reply to you as a reply to yours directly as it is just one of the rules.

There are several factors I would like to discuss with you so please make contact with me and possibly give me an email address

Many Thanks again for your help it is very much appreciated

Harry1960

 
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