Here is my take on the use of a pump. When you and your partner are playing The Rehab Game during the next few months (and nothing really happens) it CAN be a little depressing -- so much so that after a while you will wish that she would just leave you alone so as not to remind you of your current condition. BUT, with the VED in your back pocket you can always cheerfully say, OK enough of that fun, time to Pump Things Up and have some real fun. And you just go off and do it and its fun fun fun til the daddy takes the pumping away-yaaaay. It really does make a difference in how you feel about
your ED progress (or lack of it or slowness of it) to have that method available.
Also, after almost a year of faithful pumping and ever so slow ED changes I can say with conviction that I'm coming out of it with length intact and with some bonus girth to go along with it ( based on MUSE or Trimix-Gel or just massbation appearances). So that helps to keep your morale up too.
A lot depends on how well the whole pumping experience goes for you. Some don't like it at all (maybe it is the pump design-- i don't know ) some don't mind it at all, even though it might not be ideal method.
Age 59, 57 at DX, PSA Aug2008 7 4 ... June2007 4.7 (BPH + LUTS)
11/2008 Biopsy: 1 of 12 cores 5%, Gleason 3+3 - Sona showed size 140+ cc (110 grams post op).
open RRP surgery , Nerve sparing both sides, 1 day in hospital, Day 4 first BM,
Pathology Report: All margins clear - No Invasive spread - no change in Gleason score.
02/18/09 Cath out, passed a 1cm oblong STONE within hours.
03/06/09 Started Levitra@20mg / Viagra@100mg / (04/01) Cialis@20mg -- (no effect yet 02/2010).
04/01/09, 07/07/09, 10/01/09, 01/15/10 PSA <0.1
08/09-09/09 MUSE@1000mcg (alpro ache) @500mcg -- less ache.
10/09-11/09 TrimixGel@(500/300/100mcg): 60, 70,80%,
02/10 TrimixGel@1000/300/100mcg - 80-90% - (with cialis) - just @ usefulness.
Post Edited (JimStars) : 2/14/2010 12:49:17 PM (GMT-7)