Vacuum Erection Device Recommendations

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mrlincoln
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   Posted 12/5/2006 9:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I am wanting to try a vacuum pump to see if it will help with my recovery. I had surgery in October 2006. Viagra does make things thicken up a bit but it is way short of being able to have intercourse. I would greatly appreciate any advise as to what vacuum pump would be a good one. My insurance does not cover it. Looking on line is confusing some seem very compact and others seem like you need an extra suitcase to carry them around. The prices are all over the board $14.95 to over $500.00. Any advise?
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Swimom
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   Posted 12/5/2006 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Vacurect or Rejoyne may have just what you're looking for. Both are FDA approved for safety and both in a price range suitable to most. Good Luck.

Swim

slls
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   Posted 12/5/2006 12:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a Osbon Medical, ErecAid. Kind of pricey, when I got it $325, insurance paid all but 20%. Over 7 years and no complaints.

M. Kat
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   Posted 12/6/2006 5:54 AM (GMT -7)   
slls, that is the same one Jeff was told to get. I'm calling them today to find out what the cost will be, etc. I may check on ebay, too. I'll let you all know how it works out. :) kat
Husband Jeff 56 years old diagnosed July 27, 2006
PSA 6.5, 2 positive areas in biopsy, Gleason 3+3=6
Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy August 30, 2006
pathology report - all clear - cancer gone
1st post-surgery PSA test 0.1
no more pads Oct 12, 2006
2nd post-surgery PSA test 0.1


daveed
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   Posted 12/6/2006 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   

Mrlincoln

Forget all those hi priced vacuum pumps. I went to the local **** shop, $29.95 out the door and I am sure it works just as well as the $400.00 units

Daveed


Swimom
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   Posted 12/6/2006 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Careful Daveed...the out the door sex shop models may not have the same safety standards as the FDA approved ones. As long as you use it with caution it should be okay. I am guessing there may not be a quick release on them. Personally, I have not looked at them. There are too many other interesting items in Pricilla's to see...LOL! A few things have my curiosity but I'm afraid to ask what people use them for :>0


MRLincoln,
There are a few different non-RX models available at drug store counters ranging from about 80 to 150 dollars. I noticed that at CVS a while back.
Paul has both an Osbon Erectaid and a Vacurect. Both are fine. The vacurect is easier to manipulate and the cost is 1/4th what the Osbon costs. There is also a company in Ann Arbor, Michigan that sells reconditioned (odd) pumps. The owner of Danmar Products had PCa himself and has a special interest in helping other men. They were very useful source for information.

daveed
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   Posted 12/6/2006 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   

Swimom

It does have a quick release. And manual pump so you can control vacuumn yeah Daveed


mrlincoln
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   Posted 12/6/2006 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Swimon you would definately recommend the vacurect as a well made quality pump? It looks like it would be user friendly They are now $209.00 with free shipping. If  I buy before 12/22/06 They will give me a money back no questions asked guarantee until 01/30/07. I jsut don't want to get something that is not good quality but I also didn't want to pay $500.00

Swimom
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   Posted 12/6/2006 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
MrLincoln,
We bought the Vacurect after the Osbon because it appeared user friendly,
not as a replacement for the Osbon. It's easy to maintain, saves a little space and uses less lubricant. You couild always try it out and return it if it isn't what you want.

swim

M. Kat
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   Posted 12/7/2006 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
OK, I'm back because our insurance won't cover anything and a new manual Osbon ErecAid will cost us $485. now I don't mind paying the money if that was the only thing available, but it's good to know there are alternatives out there. why spend it if I don't have to? I'd rather take the money and get a hotel room so Jeff and I can have all the sex we want with a less expensive system. HA HA! thanks Swim for telling us about the Vacurect and mrlincoln for giving us the other info. who did you contact? I see from Vacurect's website there is a distributor in GA (Bonro Medial). is that who you spoke with? thanks, kat
Husband Jeff 56 years old diagnosed July 27, 2006
PSA 6.5, 2 positive areas in biopsy, Gleason 3+3=6
Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy August 30, 2006
pathology report - all clear - cancer gone
1st post-surgery PSA test 0.1
no more pads Oct 12, 2006
2nd post-surgery PSA test 0.1


Axeman
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   Posted 12/7/2006 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I bought the Osbon ErecAid off of eBay for about $175 about 8 months ago. It works fine and does what it is advertised to do just great. It is available on eBay, brand new, for $189 to $208 plus shipping (I checked it tonight)

The Vacurect looks very interesting though. I like the idea that it doesn't have the hand pump and tube that the Osbon has. It's available on eBay, brand new, for $209 plus shipping. I may get me one because I've found that the combination of a little Viagra and the pump works everytime for me. Plus there are new studies which indicate the use of the pump helps blood flow back into the penis and Doctors are saying to use it as a therapy aid after surgery.

Axe
Axe - 59
Diagnosed - October, 2004 - PSA 3.3 up from 2.4
Gleason 3+3 = 6
T2A
DaVinci Surgery - January, 2005
UVA Medical Center
All PSA's at 0.00 since


mrlincoln
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   Posted 12/7/2006 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
http://www.fitzz.com/Vacurect-OTC-Penis-Pump-P952C160.aspx Hey M Kat get one and let us know how it works.  Money back 30 days no questions  $10.00 disposal fee I don't think we can lose. yeah I think I'm going to do it.

M. Kat
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   Posted 12/8/2006 5:08 AM (GMT -7)   
OK, I just ordered the Vacurect and will let you all know how it goes. one thing I noticed about the Osbon ErecAid at eBay is that it is the classic (or over the counter) version which the medical rep told me is about $150 and has no warranties. whereas their $500 one has warranties. that is why I'm going this route. I think the main thing is to find what works for each of us. I'll let you know soon. the other thing the medical rep told me is that the penis might be sore at first because it's a muscle that hasn't been used in a while.
Husband Jeff 56 years old diagnosed July 27, 2006
PSA 6.5, 2 positive areas in biopsy, Gleason 3+3=6
Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy August 30, 2006
pathology report - all clear - cancer gone
1st post-surgery PSA test 0.1
no more pads Oct 12, 2006
2nd post-surgery PSA test 0.1


Army45
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   Posted 12/8/2006 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
This is my first time on this site and glad I found it. I am 61 and had my prostate removed on July 7th, 2006. I was diagnosed as follows:
PSA 7.5
T1
Gleason 7 but downgraded to 6 after biopsy.
PSA reading two months after was 'non detecable".
No further treatment - just a followup PSA in April 2007
Had leaking that is now over (in the past 3 weeks)
Get a partial erection but nothing to brag about or useful
Orgasms are fine and sometimes ejaculate small dribbles of urine.

Now been 5 months yesterday and was hoping that I would be able to get a full useful erection by now. I have read all the letters in this sections and really appreciate all the info and suggestions.

I have tried Viagra and Levitra but nothing happens. Only tried them when I thought I might need them and had lots of stimulation as the instructions state. Should I try them regularly? What about the pump, it sounds like it is a good option to get the "muscle" back in shape. The doctor assured me the nerves were not damaged in removing the prostate. I know we are all different but I am getting frustrated to get going again. My wife and I had an active sex life and I have never had and erection difficulties before.

Need help.

Army45 confused

M. Kat
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   Posted 12/8/2006 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Army45, it seems that most doctors prescribe an ED medication shortly after surgery to be taken on a regular basis. this is to increase the blood flow. most people do not achieve an erection from the drugs or from stimulation, but continue taking the drugs for rehab. the next step for some is to use a pump or injections. both of those seem to produce an erection. it also takes time...patience. you are in the same boat a lot of us are. kat
Husband Jeff 56 years old diagnosed July 27, 2006
PSA 6.5, 2 positive areas in biopsy, Gleason 3+3=6
Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy August 30, 2006
pathology report - all clear - cancer gone
1st post-surgery PSA test 0.1
no more pads Oct 12, 2006
2nd post-surgery PSA test 0.1


Army45
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   Posted 12/8/2006 10:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks kat, I appreciate the response. I have since checked our health plan and no coverage for a pump! Guess I need to start looking around. Any ideas where the cheaper ones may be located? I will also ask some of the other who refer to it in the letters above.

Thanks and have a great weekend.

Army45

Army45
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   Posted 12/8/2006 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Kat, please let me know how the Vacurect works out re: shipping, paying (I do use Ebay) receiving time, and most importantly does is actually work? It sounds great and could be my answer but I'll wait for you to respond? Maybe a Christmas present for both my wife and I.

Army45

56pontiac
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   Posted 12/9/2006 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
hey there  army 45 check the link above in mrlincolns post for the vacurect. Same price as Ebuy only from a real dealer and 30 day money back no questions asked policy if purchased before 12/22/06. I think I am going to get one.

56pontiac
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   Posted 12/9/2006 10:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Why not yeah I just went on line and ordered it. I will let you know how it works out. Money back less $10.00 how can you lose? Here is the link. http://www.fitzz.com/search.aspx type in vacurect in the search box.


Army45
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   Posted 12/15/2006 3:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks to you all. The Fitzz company does not ship to Canada so I had to order it directly from the manufacturer and now I am waiting for my Christmas present (I hope!!)

Army45

M. Kat
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   Posted 12/16/2006 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
OK everyone. the pump finally arrived yesterday. it took a week to get. Jeff was hugging the box and singing as he walked around the house. :) on our first attempt (and using the largest tension ring) he didn't achieve much of an erection so we put it away until today. Today he used a smaller tension ring and pumped it more. he got bigger but not quite what he wanted. so he put the pump back on, pumped more, and then he had an erection that we could actually use! yes, intercourse for the first time in almost 4 months. YAHOO!! it wasn't quite the same as before, but there was definitely a lot of blood flow there. Jeff said his penis is sore this afternoon. our plan is for him to use the pump everyday for therapy and continue taking the cialis every other day. he's hopeful that one day he won't need the pump or drugs. I'm looking forward to hearing about your experiences, too. kat
Husband Jeff 56 years old diagnosed July 27, 2006
PSA 6.5, 2 positive areas in biopsy, Gleason 3+3=6
Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy August 30, 2006
pathology report - all clear - cancer gone
1st post-surgery PSA test 0.1
no more pads Oct 12, 2006
2nd post-surgery PSA test 0.1


lawink
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   Posted 12/16/2006 11:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Interesting experience Kat and thanks so much for sharing frankly with us all! Continued good luck to you . . . . yahooooooooo too!!
;o)
Bob (60) had laproscopic prostate surgery on Sept 27, 2006 - 2/12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6.  Follow up PSA results and pathology results received Nov 14th are NO MORE CANCER!  Gleason changed to a 3 + 4; cancer completely confined to prostate; (even a second more agressive, previously undetected cancer)      PSA UNDETECTABLE.
 
Bob also takes Hydroxyurea to control Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platelets) has secondary condition . . Myelofibrosis) -- If anyone has experience or knowledge of these, please post us.


Army45
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   Posted 12/17/2006 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kat, encouraging news. I am still waiting for mine to arrive - hopefully for Christmas! Thanks for the update and keep us posted.

Have a good one!

Army45 :-)

slls
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   Posted 12/17/2006 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Mcat It should not be sore, first timers tend to over pressurize. Slow and easy and it will get bigger and longer as time goes on. I have it now where I just do a partial erection and the foreplay take it to maximum. When its right there will be no pain when it is erect.

M. Kat
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   Posted 12/18/2006 6:12 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the advice slls. I'll pass it on to Jeff. I think he was just very eager! over eager!
Husband Jeff 56 years old diagnosed July 27, 2006
PSA 6.5, 2 positive areas in biopsy, Gleason 3+3=6
Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy August 30, 2006
pathology report - all clear - cancer gone
1st post-surgery PSA test 0.1
no more pads Oct 12, 2006
2nd post-surgery PSA test 0.1

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