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Smokie
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 3/11/2009 5:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I am scheduled for implant surgery in about 6 weeks. My surgeon recommended I pump twice a day until then for (hopefully) improved length results. My question is this: The instuctions with the pump show how to pump it up and apply the bands for sexual use, but no information is given on using the pump for rehabilitation purposes. Is there a different method? I currently pump it as much as I can and leave it for about 5 minutes.
Age: 43
Diagnosed at 41 by routine blood test
PSA at diagnosis: 5.1
Pre-op Gleason: 3+4=7
Post-op Gleason: 6 (different labs?)
No luck finding local experience with DaVinci
Scheduled RP at Vanderbilt: 8/06
Insurance trouble, rescheduled at Centennial Hospital, Nashville
Prostate removed 9/06
Robotic, nerves spared, no positive margins
PSA since RP: good (less than .05)
Currently suffer ED
 
 


Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 3/11/2009 7:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I pump and leave it for several minutes.....release the presure and repeat the process a few more times.

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
Catheter in for five weeks.
Dry after 3 months.
 
10/03/08 - 1st Quarter PSA -> less then .01
01/16/09 - 2nd Quarter PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.
 


Piano
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 847
   Posted 3/11/2009 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
If you're doing it just to gain some length, I see no reason to use constriction bands. Apart from, that what you're doing seems about right.
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 and 7-month PSAs: 0
Bimix injections working well 


Ed C. (Old67)
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2458
   Posted 3/11/2009 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
You don't use the bands for rehab. Just use the pump twice a day to get an erection.
Age: 67
Retired in 2001 and living in Austin TX.
PSA 3.5 free PSA 11%
Dx 12/30/08
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4) and (4+5)
Negative CT scan and bone scan done on 1/16
Robotic surgery performed on Feb 9th
Surgeon: Dr. Randy Fagin, Austin TX.
Post op Pathology report:
Prostate weighed 57 grams
size:5.2 x 5.0 x 4.9 cm
10-20% involved
Bilateral
Gleason 4+4
both nerve bundles removed,
pT3a Nx Mx
Negative margins
Lymph nodes: not dissected
seminal vesicles clean


Smokie
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 46
   Posted 3/12/2009 6:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks!
Age: 43
Diagnosed at 41 by routine blood test
PSA at diagnosis: 5.1
Pre-op Gleason: 3+4=7
Post-op Gleason: 6 (different labs?)
No luck finding local experience with DaVinci
Scheduled RP at Vanderbilt: 8/06
Insurance trouble, rescheduled at Centennial Hospital, Nashville
Prostate removed 9/06
Robotic, nerves spared, no positive margins
PSA since RP: good (less than .05)
Currently suffer ED
 
 


justus1292
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 63
   Posted 3/25/2009 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   

Sounds like you got it right. tongue   The instructions say not to rubber band longer than 20 to 30 minutes. yeah   Wouldn't want something to fall off. nono Check with your uro first. idea   Could you keep me abreast of your situation?  I may be borderline implants also.

Best of luck.

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