How do the injections work are they difficult ,painful and are there any side affects
PS Keep parictice going on piano Ive been playoing since age 7
I have recently stopped injections, and yes, they worked well for me. Pain was very minor as my wife administered mine while I bravely (!) looked away.
I used 27g needles, too coarse as it turned out -- the recommendation often seen here is for 31g. After 100+ injections, I noticed a very slight bend to the left that I didn't have before, and think this may be caused by scarring at the injection sites. But no other side effects.
So as a trial for a few months, I will use just the pump and see how that goes -- this won't preclude a return to injections some time in the future. But as I am seeing some small improvements on the ED front, I'm hoping that won't be necessary.
Re the piano: I took up classical piano for the first time five years ago, and practise about
an hour each day. That was part of the reason for choosing my screen name. The other part is that "piano" in music means "soft" -- the state of my erectile department.
Age 63 at diagnosis, now 64.
No symptoms; PSA 5.7; Gleason 4+5=9; cancer in 4 of 12 cores.Operation:
Non-nerve sparing RRP on 7 March 2008.
Two nights in hospital; catheter out after 7 days.Post-op:
Continent; no pads needed from the get-go.
Pathology showed organ confined and negative margins. Gleason downgraded to 4+4=8.PSAs:
6-week : <0.05
13-month: 0.07 (start of a trend?)
19-month: ? (next week)ED:
After a learning curve, Bimix injections (0.2ml) worked well. From 14 months, occasional nocturnal erections. Have "graduated" to just the pump.