It is not unusual to have questions around penile implant surgery. Our patient education series are videos for patients dealing with Erectile Dysfunction (ED) produced by Katelaris Urology and feature Dr Katelaris as well as patients who have experience prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction.
This video features David Sandoe OAM and Pam Sandoe OAM, who survived prostate cancer surgery and decided to have a penile prosthesis to restore their Quality of Life as a couple. David is a former National Chairman of Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) and Pam Sandoe OAM is a former PCFA Prostate Cancer Support Group Co-Leader at Sydney Adventist Hospital, this is their ED story.
Life with a penile implant
David and Pam talk about what a penile implant feels like, what it looks like on the outside and the differences between having a penile implant compared to sex before experiencing Erectile Dysfunction
How does it feel to live with a penile implant?
David: “I think apart from the spontaneous aspects of having a penile prosthesis, I think a lot of people really do need to understand that it’s very natural, it feels very natural. I don’t feel as though I’ve got anything mechanical in me really, I just feel normal. I mean the apparatus is in the scrotum, I can have a shower in the golf club locker room and no-one knows that I’ve got a penile prosthesis. In fact, I just look normal, I mean that must be good from your point of view too?”
Pam : “Oh yeah definitely, and it just feels like it did before hand. There’s no issues about mechanical parts that are there that I’m aware of at any time. It just works well doesn’t it? And it’s a very simple process, there’s a tube up either side of the penis. The little button is in the scrotum and there is a little bag of Saline that’s in the tummy area and you just pump the saline into the penis with the little button and voila, it’s there, it’s ready to go. It’s all about spontaneity and not having to get out of bed to do something and being disruptive, then with another touch the penis goes down so that’s it. You’re right for the night.”
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