VED tension bands - anyone get a hard bruise?

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StrictlyInc
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 12/17/2007 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been more active in recent weeks with my VED, and I noticed that I have a small "knot" in my scrotum where the tension band sits (maybe between the bands, as I use two bands at once). Anyone else get this? I am refraining for a few days to give it a chance to heal, for the time being...
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Prostate cancer diagnosed: May 15, 2006 (age 40)
Gleason score: pre-surgery 3+3=6; post-surgery 3+4=7
daVinci radical prostatectomy: July 25, 2006
size of tumor: approx 1.1 inches; negative margins from surgery

- number of pads/day at 3 months after surgery: 3 to 5
- number of pads/day at 4 months after surgery: 1 to 2
- number of pads/day at 6-12 months after surgery: 0 to 1

- 1st post-surgery PSA: 0 (Nov 2006); 2nd post-surgery PSA: 0 (Feb 2007)
- 3rd post-surgery PSA: 0 (May 2007); 4th post-surgery PSA: 0 (June 2007)

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- PGE1 batting average: .364 (4 for 11)
- Bimix batting average: .545 (5 for 9)
- Trimix batting average: .500 (1 for 2)

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IdahoSurvivor
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 12/18/2007 12:09 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi SticklyInc,

I had a discussion about the rings with my surgeon today.  She advised me to find sources for several varieties of VED rings (sizes and tensions) from various manufacturers and to try them out over time.  I see you've been in this game for awhile, so you may have already done this.   If not, it may be worthwhile to search for the variety spoken of.  Just a thought.

All the best,

Barry


"Idaho" ~ Barry

 

Da Vinci Surgery July 31, 2007… 54 on surgery day
PSA 4.3  Gleason 3+3=6  T2a  Confined to Prostate

1st PSA  9/11/2007   <0.04 (undetectable)

2nd PSA 12/10/2007  <0.04

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James C.
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   Posted 12/18/2007 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   

I haven't had the problem with bruising you have, but have been searching for more comfortable rings other than the Vacurect that I now have.  A good source I've found is Vitality Medical:

http://www.vitalitymedical.com/vitalitymedical.storefront/4740ac7200cc02342719424d362305df/Catalog/1176

 

 


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Age 60 
4/19/07   PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7 06/05/07
7/11/07   Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07   Path report:  3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6. 
9/24/07   Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed 
9/26/07   Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
10/15/07  ED- 25mg Viagra nightly-no joy 
10/19/07  Dry 24 hrs, pad at night just in case
11/15/07  ED-continue 25mg Viagra, no response, begin Vacorect pump-
11/15/07  1st PSA-0.01, fully continent- no pads
12/17/07  ED- 3 mts.-continue Viagra and pump-no change-no response

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