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Axeman
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   Posted 1/12/2010 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anybody have any experience with the Augusta Medical vacuum pump for ED? I've used the Osbon Erectaid for some time now but it's cumbersome etc. I'm thinking this Augusta Medical may be the thing.

Thanks - Axe
Axe - 62
Diagnosed - October, 2004 - PSA 3.3 up from 2.4
Gleason 3+3 = 6
T2A
DaVinci Surgery - January, 2005
UVA Medical Center
All PSA's at under 0.02 since
Three Year PSA Test - 0.02
Four Year PSA Test - 0.02
Five Year PSA Test - 0.02


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 1/12/2010 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   
This gem:
 
It looks the same to me...What is the difference?
Age 54   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
11/20/09 - 18 Month PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.


hb2006
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   Posted 1/12/2010 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   

Are you asking about the 3-Tube VED? If so, I have one that is battery powered and would recommend it.

The 3-Tube one is used by a lot of men with Peyronies Disease as there has been a 26 week protocol developed for use with it. It seems to bring length and girth back quicker than some other pumps.


Age 60, PSA 2007 4.1, PSA 2008 10.0
Diagnosed April 2008, Biopsy: 6 of 12 cores positive, Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
CT and Bone Scan negative, Open surgery at Shawnee Mission Medical Center May 21, 2008
Right side nerves spared, Radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection
Cather removed on June 3rd, totally dry on July 9th, pT2c, lymph nodes negative
PSA Sept 28, 2008 0.00, PSA Jan 22, 2009 0.00, PSA June 29, 2009 0.00
ED Status- Currently using Trimix, Levitra daily for increased blood flow.
Noctural Erections have completely returned on a nightly basis, same hardness as before.


Axeman
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   Posted 1/12/2010 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Steve, that does look the same as the one on ebay at $89.00. It is the OTC variety.
Axe - 62
Diagnosed - October, 2004 - PSA 3.3 up from 2.4
Gleason 3+3 = 6
T2A
DaVinci Surgery - January, 2005
UVA Medical Center
All PSA's at under 0.02 since
Three Year PSA Test - 0.02
Four Year PSA Test - 0.02
Five Year PSA Test - 0.02


Worried Guy
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   Posted 1/12/2010 3:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I've got the Augusta Response II with the built in hand pump lever. It is high quality and certainly inflates what hadn't been inflated. It comes with a set of rings and things that look like they would just fit a mouse pen*s. I did not have the nerve to try them. I just let it inflate and deflate to get the blood flowing. It does not come with a gauge. (And you know how we engineers like gauges.) I had been using it religiously for a month and actually went up from the smallest size ring to the next one up. The problem is no matter how good it looks in the tube, the second you hit the release button it disappears into a pile of dust. Kind of like the "sadiM touch" (Midas touch in reverse).
It is ready to go while in the tube, but unless you are willing to choke it off, you can't use it while in there. A cruel joke indeed.

If you go to the Franktalk site there are many discussions about different models.
Maybe you can pick one up on ebay. (Eeeeww)
Good luck
Jeff

Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 1/19/2010 2:50:16 PM (GMT-7)


Axeman
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   Posted 1/18/2010 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Jeff, I did find the Augusta Pump new on ebay for $89.00 and it arrived this past Saturday. I tried it out on Sunday and it worked really good. Even though the set of rings look small, they expand to fit nicely on the end of the tube. They don't really hurt when slid onto the penis and they are what keeps the blood from flowing out, hence your erection will set put for awhile. I would encourage you to try them and see for yourself.

Axe
Axe - 62
Diagnosed - October, 2004 - PSA 3.3 up from 2.4
Gleason 3+3 = 6
T2A
DaVinci Surgery - January, 2005
UVA Medical Center
All PSA's at under 0.02 since
Three Year PSA Test - 0.02
Four Year PSA Test - 0.02
Five Year PSA Test - 0.02


Worried Guy
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   Posted 1/18/2010 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Axe,
$89 is a great deal for that unit1 I'm glad it's working for you.
You have inspired me to try the largest ring just to see how it works. Wednesday, I will be getting my first Trimix injection. I hope it will reduce the need for the pump.
I'll let you know how the rings (and the injection) work for me.
Jeff
DX Age 56. First routine PSA test on April 8th: 17.8. Start 2 weeks of Cipro to rule out protatitis.
May PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: PSA: 23.2.
Biopsy 6/10/09: 7/12 scores positive, Gleason 6=3+3. Bone scan and C/T scan negative.
RP DaVinci -7/21/2009 @ Univ of Roch Medical Center
Left nerve gone, right partial spared.
Catheter removed - 7/31/2009 Pathology report received:
Gleason 3+4=7, Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm, location: both lobes and apex.
Extraprostatic extension present; Perineural invasion: present, extensive.
No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX
Post Surgery Status:
Potency - 12/11 5 months, Still no activity, zip. Using pump daily since 11/11. No effect with 20 mg of Cialis or 100 mg of Viagra. Shots next? See Uro 1/20/10
Incontinence - 8/20 4 full pads per day
.. 9/7 3-4 full pads per day (Try cutting down on fluids. Bad idea. I know.)
11/14 4 months: Still 3 pads per day. 420ml/day, 91 um leak.
12/11 5 months: Still 3 pads per day. 400-450ml/day
1/11/10 6 months: Still 3 pads but leak is now 320 ml (5 day avg.)
Post Surgery PSA - 9/3 6 weeks - 0.05; 10/13 3 months - 0.04 undetectable.


Worried Guy
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   Posted 1/18/2010 1:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Axeman.

Now, you know me. I mean no offense, and with all due respect, but ... Are you crazy?!?!

I just used the pump and with your encouragement, tried the "Z" size silicone ring for the first time. I waited until I had good inflation and then tried to slide it over the black rubber ring. It would not slide over it so I deflated, removed the black rubber ring and re-inflated. Very carefully, I began to slide it off the tube and onto ... Whack!!! Like a Victor Mouse Trap! http://www.healingwell.com/community/emoticons/smhair.gifYikes! Get this thing off me! Pubes being yanked out by their roots! Mighty Mouse turned into Minnie Mouse. I'm sorry, but that is just not my idea of a good time.

I'm "sticking"with the trimix. I hope it works.
Jeff

Paul1959
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   Posted 1/19/2010 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Jeff,
You need to do more research on pumps - didn't your directions tell you ?-

YOU GOTTA SHAVE DOWN THERE TO USE A PUMP SAFELY!!

Fortunately, Manscaping is all the rage right now, so you're right in style.
www.franktalk.org ED website for PCa guys

46 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
10/07 PSA 5.06 (Biopsy 11/07 1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report: Stage T2cNxMx
-Gleason (3+3)6
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.) Never a problem since.
ED - at one year, ED is fine with viagra.
Two year PSA - undetectable!


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 1/19/2010 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Jefff,

Paul is correct, Manscape is the answer. If you don;t do that you are in for a real interesting event trying to yank that ring off. LOL This is the voice of experience, as I did not keep trimmed and got in trouble. Best of luck with your tri-mix.

Jeff T
Cajun Country
Jeff T Age 57

9/08 PSA 5.4, referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3/4=7
10/08 Nerve sparing open RRP- Path Report: GS 3+3=7 Stg. pT2c, margins clear
3 mts: PSA .05 undetectable

10th month PSA <0.01
1year psa <0.01
ED- 5 mg Cialis daily, pump daily, going to try MUSE next. Next step injections.
15 months out injections Caveject (success)


Worried Guy
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   Posted 1/19/2010 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Paul,

I used scissors to get the short hairs down to 1/8-1/4 inch. I have not used my 5 bladed, Gillette Fusion on the area. It seems like a disaster waiting to happen. I also did not try Nair but I was tempted. I'm a hairy guy and figured the itching would become unbearable.

With all the chest, back, crotch and butt hair, I am Darwin's prized bit of evidence for evolution. I am so glad I am not in my 20's and need to clean off everything. I'd never get the chance to reproduce.

I'll work on taking them down even shorter. But not until late tomorrow afternoon.
Jeff
DX Age 56. First routine PSA test on April 8th: 17.8. Start 2 weeks of Cipro to rule out protatitis.
May PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: PSA: 23.2.
Biopsy 6/10/09: 7/12 scores positive, Gleason 6=3+3. Bone scan and C/T scan negative.
RP DaVinci -7/21/2009 @ Univ of Roch Medical Center
Left nerve gone, right partial spared.
Catheter removed - 7/31/2009 Pathology report received:
Gleason 3+4=7, Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm, location: both lobes and apex.
Extraprostatic extension present; Perineural invasion: present, extensive.
No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX
Post Surgery Status:
Potency - 12/11 5 months, Still no activity, zip. Using pump daily since 11/11. No effect with 20 mg of Cialis or 100 mg of Viagra. Shots next? See Uro 1/20/10
Incontinence - 8/20 4 full pads per day
.. 9/7 3-4 full pads per day (Try cutting down on fluids. Bad idea. I know.)
11/14 4 months: Still 3 pads per day. 420ml/day, 91 um leak.
12/11 5 months: Still 3 pads per day. 400-450ml/day
1/11/10 6 months: Still 3 pads but leak is now 320 ml (5 day avg.)
Post Surgery PSA - 9/3 6 weeks - 0.05; 10/13 3 months - 0.04 undetectable.


JStars
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Total Posts : 458
   Posted 1/19/2010 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I just looked over the ads and pictures for the Vitality (Plus or Response II) to see how it differs from the Encore pumps.

The main difference is the Vitality has those adjuster rings that fit in at the bottom of the tube -- the Encore does not (although Encore does have two tube sizes -- a Large and a Jumbo -- yeah they never label anything 'Small' in this business).

The Encore has a kind of nifty twist-to-eject sleeve to get the rings off the cylinder and onto the base of the penis -- kind of nice since you can slip two rings onto the tube (just) and have them slip off one-at-a-time when you are ready -- reducing the shock-and-awe a little bit -- plus you don't have to deal with the adjuster rings with Encore -- dunno if that is an issue with Vitality or not?

I've been using the Encore for about 10 months now very successfully with only a slight glitch once when I think some astroglide might have gotten in the pump mechanism and was hampering the suction at times -- a few drops of rubbing alcohol dribbled thru has cleaned it up and no problem since.

I have mentioned before that any of these pumps probably work best with the OSBON ergonomic rings -- not the ones that come with Encore (can't say for Vitality). Osbon rings are a little pricey but seem to hold up a lot longer than the others.

Yeah .. manscape is a must ...

jim
Age 58, 195lbs, 6'4", 57 at DX, PSA Aug2008 7 4 ... June2007 4.7 (BPH + LUTS)
Biopsy Nov2008 1 of 12 cores 5%, Gleason 3+3 - Sona showed size 140+ cc (110 grams post op).
02/03/09 open RRP surgery , Nerve sparing both sides, 1 day in hospital, Day 4 first BM,
Pathology Report: All margins clear - No Invasive spread - no change in Gleason score.
02/18/09 Cath out, passed a 1cm oblong STONE within hours.
03/06/09 Started Levitra@20mg / Viagra@100mg / (04/01) Cialis@20mg -- no real effect (thru 11/2009).
04/01/09, 07/07/09, 10/01/09 PSA <0.1 - Stone Was Oxalate stone -- X-ray no stones.
08/09 - started MUSE@1000mcg ... pump&plump - success(80-90%) (alpro ache).
09/09 @500mcg +pump&plump + 2 advil - success(80-90%) - (less Alpro ache).
10/09 TrimixGel (500/300/100mcg): 1st:60%, 2nd:(pump&plump) 60%, 3rd(added 500mcg muse):70-80% -- (no Alpro aches!) but none @ useful hardness!


tatt2man
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   Posted 1/19/2010 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I did the Nair routine for my pre-op preparation - no ingrown hairs compared to shaving - was into body shaving in my 20's - get the nair stuff with extra aloe and moisturizers - and do a wider area than needed - you and your wife will appreciate it - nuff said -
BRONSON
p.s. the cialis (5mg daily) is doing its stuff - better arousal size - more girth than width - but something to hold onto - and if the leg pain happens - just apply heat (bed buddy heat bag) for about 10 minutes and its gone for the day.
.................
Age: 54 - gay - with spouse, Steve - 59
PSA: 04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86
Confirmation of Prostate Cancer: October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous samples , Gleason 7 (4+3)
Doctor: Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Radical Prostatectomy Operation: November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009
Post Surgery Biopsy: pT3a- gleason 7 - extraprostatic extension - perineural invasion - prostate weight - 34.1gm -
ED Prescription: Jan 8/2010 - started daily 5mg cialis
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
............


Axeman
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 43
   Posted 1/19/2010 3:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Jeff, what everyone said is correct,,, shave a little bit down there and make sure you put some of that jelly on the end of the tube where the ring goes as well as on the black rubber part. That makes the connection to your body tight.

I love your analogy though,,,, must have been scary as hell.

Axe
Axe - 62
Diagnosed - October, 2004 - PSA 3.3 up from 2.4
Gleason 3+3 = 6
T2A
DaVinci Surgery - January, 2005
UVA Medical Center
All PSA's at under 0.02 since
Three Year PSA Test - 0.02
Four Year PSA Test - 0.02
Five Year PSA Test - 0.02

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