After years of trying everything to revitalize my failing penis, at age 63 I decided to get an implant. By this point I was depressed, defeated, and desperate. I am a healthy man, quit smoking 25 years ago, don’t drink, exercise regularly, and take my BP and statin meds. I couldn't understand why this one part of my body (the most important part!) refused to work right. Here is my story:
I started using Viagra in my mid-40's, after my divorce, to guarantee a confident powerful erection when I re-entered the dating world. After a few years (and re-marriage to an extremely hot woman!), it became apparent that I needed it even just to maintain an erection; but that was OK, I was middle-aged, and who doesn't need some help at that age? By my mid-50's, I was using a LOT of Viagra, up to 150-200 mg to stay hard. It gave me headaches and heartburn, but these were manageable with OTC meds, and a small price to pay to keep "Mr. Happy" happy. I saw a urologist who said that the higher doses were OK. I had no problems with my libido, but he checked my testosterone levels. They were low, and I started Androgel. I felt better, I got more muscular at the gym, but it didn't really improve my sex life. After a few more years, all that Viagra was getting expensive (even with ordering it from Canada), and I was still suffering failures to finish. I tried adding arginine and herbal supplements to no avail. Eventually I saw a sexual medicine specialist at Johns Hopkins and started Trimix injections. Injecting was no fun, but it worked! But, just like the pills, after a few years it started to lose effectiveness. The higher the dose, the more my penis HURT (some men are sensitive to the PGE inhibitor and I am one of them). I went for the PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections—that REALLY hurt—and the electro shock-wave therapy--not as painful as it sounds, but still no picnic--at a cost of thousands of dollars. That didn’t really help. So for several years I fooled around and titrated the pills and the shots to maximize lift and minimize side effects. All of this took planning and timing and was becoming more work and less fun. The final straw was a weekend in NYC on my wife's birthday, when I injected wrong. I got a lumpy painful bruised penis that did not get hard, and I could not satisfy her. “Mr. Happy” was now “Mr. Unhappy”.
I was only 63 and not ready for celibacy, so out of desperation I started to research penile implants. I live in Philadelphia and there are doctors here who perform the surgery; but when I looked at the Coloplast website I saw that Dr. Eid is the undisputed King of Implants in the USA. His website was exhaustive and I liked his unique "No-touch" and "one incision" techniques. I made an appointment and took the Amtrak into NYC. He has an unassuming office (no fancy fish tanks, video screens, or designer furniture) and a wonderful friendly staff. While I waited, I looked through the folder of testimonials on his desk. I almost cried--all their stories, their frustrations--they all reminded me of.... me! And they all thanked him for “giving me back my life”. Dr. Eid came in and we talked at length, no rush, no attitude. He did a penile Doppler and said I had a "venous leak". That's why all the meds designed to increase blood flow weren't working. There's nothing wrong with my blood flow in--it just won't STAY in. It's not something I did by smoking, or eating too many burgers and fries--it just is what it is. And Dr. Eid told me that after the implant, everything will feel the same as it did before. He was calm and confident, and I trusted him.
I will say right up front that the surgery was no fun. My scrotum was swollen, the catheter was uncomfortable, but the pain was tolerable with meds. I stayed flat on my back at a hotel in NYC for two days, and then at home for three more. I followed the post-op instructions to the letter with hot soaks and pumping up through the pain. Finally, after about a month, we took the now-newly-named “Mr. Titan” out for a date! Although still a little tender, he worked GREAT! And it felt GREAT! But Dr. Eid was wrong—it felt BETTER than it did before. No injection pain, no headache, and no worries whether he’ll stay up. Now I can fully focus on “the motion” instead of “the meat”. My wife is very happy! We have no complaints about the penis size or girth. And—he’s ready when you are!
I have only two regrets: 1) that I waited so long and put up with so much discomfort and frustration over the years; and 2) that my penis at rest is much larger than before, so I had to buy all new underwear to fit my big dick. What a problem! I don’t like boxers, so after trial-and-error I recommend “Obviously” brand. They’re from Australia, but you can find them on Amazon. Lastly—my insurance did not cover it, so it ended up costing me around $25,000. But, seriously—Best Investment EVER! I am rejuvenated! THANK YOU Dr. Eid for “giving me back my life”!!