Sunday, 9 August 2015
I was about to write the second instalment from my prostate cancer journal and realised just how confusing moving between surgeries might become.
Before I put anything else from that part of my journey here I am going to give it some thought – see if I can make it a bit easier to follow.
Sunday, 2 August 2015
Here are a couple of questions asked via the Contact Form
Was your treatment available on the NHS or did you have to pay for it?
My implant surgery was done through the UK NHS. As you have read in my blog I did go through every other form of treatment first - every pill available, Vacuum Pumps, MUSE and Caverject injections. The pills did nothing except give me a headache, MUSE was painful, the pump did help with penile health and the injections gave me a good erection but I developed a bit of a bend - none of them were spontaneous or that comfortable though. Once I had tried everything I started looking at the implant as a last resort and was told because I had tried everything else there was no problem with NHS funding.
Is your erection solid enough for penetrative sex and what degree of satisfaction can you achieve?
I was offered a choice of surgeons and implants and styles. I chose the AMS LGX700
(I only ever saw and felt 3 different demo models in the doctor’s office) because deflated it felt soft (the same as was normal for me) and inflated it expanded in both length and girth. The erection I get is definitely hard enough for penetrative sex, in fact I can inflate to be as hard as I want for as long as I want.
For the first 3 months or so after implant surgery parts of the shaft of my penis felt a bit numb - it did not make any difference to my ability to orgasm though. Now 2 years later I am almost back to my pre prostate surgery size, my sex life is great, the implant is part of me and best of all my penis fits my body again.