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Ask Ron & Gail
Hi everyone! With this new section on the Straight Talk website, we will be answering some of your questions and providing you information into the world of Erectile Dysfunction (E.D.). from the perspective of a couple who has experienced ED.Some of you may be starting out on the journey, trying to find as much information as possible, while others are working through the different therapies, trying to find the one that will work the best. Hopefully we will be able to educate you on the option that will help you reclaim a full life.
In an effort to give people greater insight into the experience of having a penile implant, we’ll use this page to feature real questions and answers from Ron & Gail. Of course, we encourage visitors to this site to submit their own questions below, which will be answered privately via email.
Have there been any problems with the implant device or its use since implantation? If so, what were they? How were any problems resolved?
We were told before the 1st implant that we should expect him to require a replacement at some point due to his young age & the fact that in those days the average life span of an implant was 7 to 10 yrs. Because of that we weren’t surprised when after 7 yrs his stopped working. He didn’t hesitate to have that one removed and a newer model put in, by that time they’d been improved to the point of having a lifetime guarantee. We understand the companies have continued to make slight improvements so the latest models have even better track records than the one he has which is well over 10 yrs old.
One of the things we’ve learned over the years of talking with different doctors & patients is how important it is to find the right urologist since only a small % of them actually specialize in doing implants. So just like any type of surgery you want to find a doctor with a track record of multiple successful implants. Your family doctor may or may not know of an urologist near you who is qualified but Coloplast should be able to recommend someone in or nearest to where you live.
About Ron and Gail
Ron and I have been married a long time; we have three grown sons, four grandchildren, and enjoy travelling. In our early 40′s after years of a mutually satisfying intimate sexual relationship, Ron began having occasional problems achieving a good erection. Around the same time he was also having some other physical problems which led to surgery. We were encouraged to give it time for all normal functions to return to normal. Most did, but one symptom didn’t; it got worse. That was the ability for Ron to achieve and maintain an erection. A short time later when it started to affect the intimacy in our marriage, we began the journey to find an answer. This, of course, was prior to any TV ads for ED and after nine doctors and at least one referral to a psychiatrist, we finally saw an urologist who specialized in impotence.What a relief.The real key for us was proper diagnosis. Once we understood what we were dealing with and the treatment options available, our only question was, “how quickly can we get it fixed?” Ultimately, we decided on a penile implant. An implant isn’t for everyone, but it helped us return to full sexual function and healthy sexual intimacy.
Ron and Gail are patients enjoying Coloplast’s Titan® inflatable penile implant. They share their story in support of others facing similar choices. Please know that their story is NOT medical advice and does NOT promise certain results. Results will vary by patient.
Please ask your doctor whether the Titan inflatable penile implant is right for you. To protect patient privacy, photos of professional models have been substituted for photos of actual patients.