My urologist injected me with .2ml of bimix (30 mg papaverine/1 mg phentolamine) in his office this morning.
I told him that folks here suggested that amount as a safe dosage for the trial run. His patients typically use Caverject or trimix, so he has little experience with bimix.
I took 100MG Viagra about 1.5-2 hours before the shot.
I got an erection that is still with me over an hour later, although it never reached usable status. Got about 80% of what a good, firm, very hard erection would be like.
Only downside is he used a 5/8 inch, 25 gauge needle, rather than a 5/16 inch, 31 gauge needle that I will be using. I definitely felt the shot. Hopefully the smaller needle will be less noticeable when I inject myself.
Also considering an autoinjector. If anyone knows of a good, relatively cheap one, let me know.
Very pleased with these initial results.
No word yet on my PSA test from Monday.
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14
Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Despite high Gleason score, cancer was confined to the prostate
Possible post-surgery radiation therapy...decision likely in late April 2008, depending upon PSA at that time
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of March 2008)
Began using Viagra 3 times a week December 2007 to stimulate blood flow
Began using Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy mid-February 2008
Will probably begin using bimix injections in addition to Viagra and pump in May 2008