"She said it is usually 6 months before there is a response. "
12 to 24 months is more realistic
"However it felt very cold and made me wonder if it actually is getting blood flow."
It is a tourniquet- it draws blood in and then restricts flow out so it will feel cold.
"I will say the pump took all the intimacy out for him and getting an erection normally was just not going to happen using the pump"
The pump is not designed to produce a natural erection - you use it without rings simply to draw blood into the area to prevent atrophy (penile rehabilitation) OR with restriction rings for penetrative sex.
"I feel like his mental health may be inhibiting some of his recovery"
This is the reality of ED post op. Some men end up with no mechanical reason for being impotent but diagnosis, treatment and ongoing distress / fear of not getting erection leads to permanent ED. Physically, my husband can get a great erection but his head is so messed up we are rarely successful with penetrative sex.
"Does it help with recovery?"
Yes, the pump is essential to recovery if used correctly. The injections do nothing to assist penile health because you can usually only use them once a week.
Edited by member 17 Jan 2020 at 08:03
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