Dunno if you have seen these but there are a number of pretty good videos on YouTube that go over the theory and practice of Penile Rehabilitation. They might answer most of your questions.
Dr John P Mulhall Memorial Sloan Kettering Medical Center, NY /www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie8NkOu2VNA
Dr Michael Gillman Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia /www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWyMzYp1UXg
In particular you asked about
a pump. In Mulhall's video he said he didn't know whether or not a pump is useful because the research wasn't in yet. Dr Gillman was a bit more downbeat about
the usefulness of a pump, perhaps because his video was made a few years later and some less-than-stellar results had come out.
My feeling about
pumps is that they are useful but only as an adjunct to other, more-effective treatments. I had a pump and used it for several years -- on the days when I didn't inject. As Dr Gillman's video points out the pumps draw mostly venous blood into the penis which doesn't do as good a job of oxygenating the tissues as do pills or injections. But, if you are already doing one of those regularly, then adding a pump on your off days won't hurt*.
*OK, the pump does occasionally hurt, as in "Ouch, dang it! It's trying to suck in my left testicle again!" But it doesn't hurt in the sense of setting back your rehabilitation objectives.
63 Slow PSA rise 2007-2012: 1.4=>8
4 bxs 2010-2012: 1&2 neg, 3 pos 1/14 6(3+3) 3-4% (2nd
opn. 7(3+4)), 4 neg
DaVinci 6/14/12. "some" nerve sparing on left
Path: pT3a pN0 R1 GS9(4+5)
Pos margins on rt
24 mo ADT3 7/12 - 7/14
Adj IMRT 66.6 Gy 10/17/12-12/13/12
8/2012-3/2015: Incont., Trimix, VED, PSA<0.015.
AUS & IPP installed 3/5/2015Forum Moderator - Not a medical professional
Post Edited (PeterDisAbelard.) : 5/25/2017 9:52:18 PM (GMT-6)