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18 months after my implant

User
Posted 01 Nov 2019 at 07:04

Hi to all it’s been quite some time since I have posted anything but felt my journey would maybe of help to some of you.

Had my prostrate removed 5years ago all went well all blood tests since 000.1 so all good went through vacuum pumps then injections without any success was offered surgery for a three piece implant which I had fitted 18 months ago 

since then I have to say life is back to where it was 5years ago , the implant has given myself and my wife our sex life back . No it’s not 100% the same but pretty dam close . It’s become part of who I am now like it’s always been there 

for those of you who have been offered an implant yes it’s daunting and not reversible all I can say is with the right surgeon it’s a life changer . I was offered it a year earlier but put it off through fear of what was involved . Yes there is pain  , but doesn’t last long good pain tablets sorts most of that out 

my only regret is I did leave it so long so lost some length, so think on lads if you are offered the implant take ASAP  any questions please ask we have to support each other 

Drayton  age 62  just 👍🏻

User
Posted 01 Nov 2019 at 17:19
Great news, Drayton
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

User
Posted 01 Nov 2019 at 18:14
That’s a great story and I’m so happy for your success. For some men the loss of sex is ok , for others bearable , and for many it’s heartbreaking. I guess the loss of length is inevitable really. I seemed fine for around a year and then overnight seemed to have lost 1 1/2”. Most surgeons wouldn’t offer an implant until all other avenues were exhausted , and by then atrophy would be very evident after a couple of years of erection loss.

Anyway as long as you’re happy.......

My surgery was over 4 1/2 yrs ago and I’m 52. Yes I’m very lucky to be completely back to normal too , but it still takes daily Cialis and sometimes a ring.

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade

User
Posted 01 Nov 2019 at 22:18

The consultant who leads penile implants at UCLH gave a talk at the recent Chorleywood Men's Health Day, and it was fascinating. They will take NHS referrals for patients who've tried for 18 months, and found vasodilator drug (alprostadil) doesn't work for them. He said far too few people are being referred for penile implants - it's about 5000/year (can't recall if that was England or UK), and if you look at other EU countries, we should be doing around 13000/year.

He handed round a selection of different implant types, and I had fun pumping them up and letting them down again (except for the permanently semi-erect type).

Edited by member 01 Nov 2019 at 22:18  | Reason: Not specified

User
Posted 24 Dec 2019 at 12:25

Hi Drayton,

Thanks for the update. Any chance I can have a contact number please, recovering from surgery and have so many concerns and questions, I'm hoping you can shed some light and offer some reassurance.

Can I also take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy festive season and a great new year.

P.s if anyone else is in a position to help me, then please send me your contact number via private message.

Regards

User
Posted 25 Dec 2019 at 11:21

Away on holidays at the moment but you can call me after the new year contract number 

07801034265

User
Posted 28 Jun 2021 at 13:59

Hi Drayton,

Im waiting for my implant, I had my prostatectomy on my 55 birthday almost 18 months  ago, I have tried everything to help with ED but nothing works at all😞

I am obviously worried about having the implant, I was wondering does the inflation device get easier to use the longer you have it, I’m only 56 with good strength in my fingers and the surgeon said the 3 piece would be ideal for me.

I have read that they can be quite difficult to use at first and the question I want to ask is it worth having done I’m only 56 and my wife is 46 so before PC came along had a healthy sex life and we both miss it.

regards

chris

 
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