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DanmanBob
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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 6/10/2008 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
My urologist believes I need to start using 1/2 inch needles.  He believes that is the primary reason I sometimes do not reach the cavernosa area.  He reached this conclusion after watching me inject myself with a 5/16 inch needle.
 
I see no anatomical reason that I need to insert the entire 1/2 inch, and am wondering if any of you use the 1/2 inch length but do not insert it 100 per cent of the way.  If so, is there a trick to stopping short that you could share?  If not, I guess I will just use trial and error and see if I can develop a "feel" for it.
 
Thanks.
 
p.s. - Moderators, if this is considered too graphic for this particular site, then please delete the message.  Thank you.
Danman Bob, Born 1951
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14; Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Post-op pathology stated that cancer was confined to the prostate
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of late April 2008)
100 MG Viagra 3 times a week beginning December 2007
Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy beginning mid-February 2008
30 MG papaverine/1 MG phentolamine bimix injections beginning late April 2008
Five week post-op PSA 0.2, five month post-op PSA 0.1, next test August 2008


Piano
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 847
   Posted 6/10/2008 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
For me 1/2" is too big, so I'd be happy to switch to 5/16" which, with the "Danman secret handshake", would hit the right spot. (I'm average.)
 
If you want some practice with the longer needle, try a ba piece of fruit. I'd like to say more but have probably already said too much :-)

Age 63. Other than cancer, in good health; BMI 20
Pre-op: No symptoms; PSA 5.7; Gleason 4+5=9; cancer in 4 of 12 cores
7 March 2008, RRP, non nerve sparing
Two nights in hospital; catheter and staples out after 7 days
Continent, no pads needed from the get-go
Post Op: Stage pT2 M- N-; clear margins and lymph nodes; Gleason 4+4=8; prostate weight: 37gm
6-week PSA: 0 


DanmanBob
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 467
   Posted 6/10/2008 6:17 PM (GMT -7)   

Piano, if you are so inclined, I would appreciate it if you would email me.

My address shows when you click on my handle.

Thanks.


Danman Bob, Born 1951
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14; Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Post-op pathology stated that cancer was confined to the prostate
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of late April 2008)
100 MG Viagra 3 times a week beginning December 2007
Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy beginning mid-February 2008
30 MG papaverine/1 MG phentolamine bimix injections beginning late April 2008
Five week post-op PSA 0.2, five month post-op PSA 0.1, next test August 2008


Piano
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 847
   Posted 6/10/2008 8:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Done.
Age 63. Other than cancer, in good health; BMI 20
Pre-op: No symptoms; PSA 5.7; Gleason 4+5=9; cancer in 4 of 12 cores
7 March 2008, RRP, non nerve sparing
Two nights in hospital; catheter and staples out after 7 days
Continent, no pads needed from the get-go
Post Op: Stage pT2 M- N-; clear margins and lymph nodes; Gleason 4+4=8; prostate weight: 37gm
6-week PSA: 0 

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