I use Bimix, but the process is the same for both. The Trimix is sometimes painful, with aching, because of the PGE1 drug, which isn't in the Bimix. The other 2 chemicals are the same for both ones. The PGE1 is the same drug as what is in Caverject, which is usally the first stop on the ED road for most Docs. From what I read here, it will take less Trimix to accomplish the same thing as Bimix does. Depending on how well your husband has done in recovery, and how skilled the surgeon is, it may take some experimenting to get the dose needed for a firm erection that lasts an hour or so that we all strive for.
You should get a prescript
ion for Trimix, a 5ml vial is standard. If it takes .5ml to get the perfect erection, then this is 10 doses in that 5ml vial. Included in the prescript
ion should be one for diabetic insulin syringes. Most people use the 1cc, 31Ga, 1/2 or 5/16 long needle syringes. Your Doc may vary, but try to keep the guage at 30 or above for comfort. There should be 10 or 20 of them. The prescript
ion usually has to be sent to a compounding pharmacy. The one I use includes 10 free syringes with the first order. The pharmacy may be local for you, or you may have to either have the Doc or youself fax the prescript
ion to the pharmacy, if you are having to get it by mail. Here's a link to the list of Pharmacies that are used by Healing Well members: http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=1017774
Now, down to the nitty gritty. It took a lot of courage for me to lay that needle upside myself the first time, but I had been impotent long enough that I was willing to do any reasonable thing to finally get back to erections and the "manly" feeling we get from them, so this didn't seem unreasonable by then. The dread was a lot worse than the act. It was just a minor little sting, and has decreased with practice and use. There's several links here that can take you to instruction sites, to show and teach you the technique of injecting yourself.
There's currently 2 threads goin about Bimix, and injecting, acheiving firm erections and such. Lots of good info there, if you have a basic understanding of the process. Here's links to 2.
Hope this is some inof you/he can use.
4/19/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7 06/05/07
7/11/07 Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07 Path report: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6.
9/24/07 (Open) Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed
9/26/07 Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
10/15/07 ED- begin 25mg Viagra nightly, Fully continent
11/15/07 1st Post-surgery PSA-0.01
01/14/08 Caverject started/stopped, aching and pain , Bimix started
02/04/08 Bimix X 6 tries, .1mL, .15mL, .2mL, .3mL, .4mL, .5mL, success at .5mL
3/24/08 ED- 6 mts.-continue 50mg Viagra and pump-no change-no response