_______^------ old thread, note the date before responding to OP. -- PeterDA
That's a term we use here in the south when we want to tear in to someone!
Okay, the needle going in was estremely painful, we got about
a 1/4 - 1/3 semi-erection, and my poor husband is playing video games to get his mind off of the pain - as bad as the muse.
So I went back to some of your postings to see if we did something wrong. One thing is I saw many said to insert at a 90 degree angle, which wasn't in the dr. or caverject instructions. Because the dr. didn't demo the shot, when Jeff tried to puch the plunger it didn't feel like it was moving. He pulled it out and I pushed it and a little medicine came out. So he reinserted and a little more came out. If the dr. had administered it the first time we'd have seen how hard you have to push and realise it doesn't move very far.
When we were in the dr.s I mentioned that some men had problems with caverject and asked about
bimix, that some had an easier time with that. He actually said, "well they're not telling the truth, because it's the same medicine in it". ( I guess we should have walked out then.)
So I told my husband we're not trying this again until the dr. does it for you, so we have the placement right. I figured I'd print some of your postings so I'd be armed with the right info. Then I decided to look up bimix myself. On the Phoenix5 website, (another prostate cancer website) they have a section on injections. The first one listed is caverject. It states that the needle that it comes with is very large - not the diabetic needle, and that when using it you should change it out. I felt so bad for Jeff. Here I'd been telling him that everyone said the needle itself wasn't so bad, and I couldn't figure out how so many of you didn't have that much pain with it. Now I know why.
Soooo - it's back to the doctor but I'm tired of being passive. To be honest, I just started crying out of frustration. We went through so much with my dad and his doctors making such horrible mistakes, I believe leading to his passing away from his cancer much sooner than he or we expected, and I'm just tired of them treating one part of an illness, and not being concerned with the "whole" patient. Why in the world would our dr. not have known it would be more comfortable using a smaller needle? It's not like Jeff's the first guy he's ever treated.
Any way, please keep us in your thughts and prayers. I know we have it a lot easier than most. It's just been a rough year and it would be nice to have somewhat normal sex with my husband.
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