Post by Rick Redner on Aug 13, 2013 9:58:32 GMT -5
When I first learned of the possibility of penile injections to obtain an erection I was horrified. There was no way I'd consider the idea of putting a needle into my penis. I overcame both my fear and revulsion to the concept after it became very clear that I had no response to Ed medications. Then I learned that many men will develop a venous leak within six months of surgery if they do not experience erections. Believe me when I tell you that you don't want to develop a Venous Leak
At 4 months post surgery I hadn't experienced a single erection. The idea of developing a venous leak was more frightening to me than the idea of injections a needle into my penis, so I did something I'd never expected I'd ever do, I went back to UCSF to learn how to perform penile injections. There are two ways to inject. The first is to push the needle in yourself or have your partner learn how to perform the injections for you. The second possibility is to purchase an auto injector. I seem to be in the minority of men who preferred the auto injector.
This is a link to a helpful article about penile injections. On page 1 there's a link to a photo gallery which provides helpful pictures of the entire process from beginning of the process which is loading the needle to the end, which is finding the correct spot an injecting: Penile Injection Therapy
Here's a thread to generate discussion about this effective way to obtain erections when ED meds fail.
I'm so with you on the thought of injecting myself. The first time in the Doctors office was the hardest, excuse the pun. The Doc gave me the choice to do it myself or he would do it for a fee. Being a tight wad I chose to do it myself. I guess the best advise the Doc gave me was to let the needle do the work. The first injection only resulted in about a 40% erection. I was given two more to try at home each was an increased by 2 units. The first one I did at home was not much different then the one I did in the office. The second one was the one that worked but after two hours I was still fully erect and starting to worry. I took the sudifed the Doc prescribed and all was better. Tomorrow I will pick up the next sample that will be in detween the first two and hope for the best.
Post by Rick Redner on Dec 16, 2013 11:12:19 GMT -5
Shark, You've past the difficult part and that's being able to stick a needle into your penis. That's great! Eventually this became more difficult for me over time rather than easier. I ended up purchasing an auto injector. Sounds like you'll have great success with injecting. You'll be pleased to know that's supposed to speed up the healing of your nerve bundles. I hope you'll continue to share your experiences with injecting. Rick
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Post by Rick Redner on Jan 3, 2014 12:07:25 GMT -5
I know what I'm about to share is counter-intuitive. With the passage 0f time injecting became more difficult. I's start to inject, and rather than push the needle all the way in I'd pull it out at the mid-point. After I did this 3 times in a row before getting the needle all the way in I decided to use an auto-injector. One press of a button and the needle was fully embedded into my penis. It saved me from quitting.
There are many befits to injecting: 1. It enables you to resume a sex life that includes intercourse. 2. It speeds up nerve bundle healing 3. Last but not least injecting can prevent the development of a venous leak and impotence, common among surgery patients who wait more than three months to have erections on a regular basis post surgery.
Shark so hang in there and find the right dose, one that will keep you hard about 45 minutes.