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Bigben
Hello Hoddle, I mentioned this several years ago but to reiterate my surgery was way back in 1995.   My doctor Mel Rosenstein "the butcher of culver city" was forced out of practice in 1996 due to litigation.  He certainly lived up to his name.  He was much like Dr Elist but had up to 50 patients per day. It was a total assembly line.  I suffered permanent loss from my procedure and  I estimate there are  1000's of guys who suffered the same fate as me under his hands.  Since there was no internet to speak of news traveled much more slowly back then and it took longer for guys to get the real story.  I actually discovered his practice from an ad in the back of an adult magazine, Penthouse if I remember correctly !

No I have pm'd very few times over the yrs as I am very up front in my posts (maybe too much so..) and see no correspondence with DCpimpin.  As long as the forum does not censor I think it is a great resource and should be recognized as a such.  And I don't see this as an issue given all the complications reported recently so no worries.   

I dont want to hijack this valuable thread so feel free to message me or continue in a new thread if needed.

Restoration you have improved quite a bit !  I would keep the area dry and it would be a good idea to massage lightly to prevent an adhesion from the skin to implant while it is healing.  I think in a few months it will fully loosen up and look completely fine, so don't stress out.
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coolhandluke
Restoration, I'm one of the most cautious people in the real world when is comes to opportunistic infections like MRSA. Many under developed nations don't have the same resistant strands of MRSA, the mecA gene being one of them, there's a recent Texas & Ciudad Juarez study that is alarming how how we have a higher rate of community acquired MRSA than the neighboring mexican border city. Point being, you're hygiene is critical, you have a couple of options keep it clean and dry, I'd wipe it with 91% isopropanol which is first aid alcohol, and wear clean boxers. If it was my cock, i would do what was previously mentioned, and apply new skin antiseptic (a thin light coat over the suture site), or lightly apply eugenol (which is clove oil), i'm not sure if you can obtain a prescription for eugenol since its usually a surgical or dental antiseptic. Clove oil has a high eugenol content, but most studies on its clinical use have been in vitro. So use good hygiene, keep it cool and dry, 91% alcohol, and clean boxers. I'm not convinced there is a correlation between new skin antiseptic and scaring, because i've never experienced scaring when i use it. 

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Restoration
They want me to come back in...and might have to stitch it again.

never ends.

Part 1:  The first year - recovering 1/2" girth lost to Peyronie's Disease (Round 1 & 2 Metacrill PMMA)
Part 2:  Things starting to go bad (I had nodules removed and excisions wouldn't heal)  (After Round 3)
Part 3: Resolving Round 3 problems caused entirely by USA doctors.
Part 4: All PMMA (from all 3 rounds) hardened 6-12 months after round 3.

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coolhandluke
They want you to come back in, because you called them or e-mailed the office a photo. They won't know what you don't tell them. But 2 sutures looks fairly appropriate at this point. Keep it clean and dry until then. Butterfly bandage with a light dry sterile wrap around it would accomplish the same task.
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Restoration
I called to ask if I could email a photo - but they said to just come in.  I have mupirocin and steri strips.  I don't think anything is infected, but I used a little of it for now.  

The penis isn't easy to suture, and he didn't want me to get the "railroad track" scar so he took it out too soon I think.  My deglove scar was sutured for 2-3 weeks.

Part 1:  The first year - recovering 1/2" girth lost to Peyronie's Disease (Round 1 & 2 Metacrill PMMA)
Part 2:  Things starting to go bad (I had nodules removed and excisions wouldn't heal)  (After Round 3)
Part 3: Resolving Round 3 problems caused entirely by USA doctors.
Part 4: All PMMA (from all 3 rounds) hardened 6-12 months after round 3.

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hunkydory
Hi Restoration,
I had the same wound separation after my dfg removal. It was right below where the sutures were. I also had whitish tissue develop. The doctor I went to in NYC said I didn't need more stitches and to get in the shower 2-3 times a day and let the water hit it and break up the white tissue and clean out the wound; then put anti-biotic on it and it would heal on its own. It did, and I have a whitish line where the open tissue was, but my dick is still extra dark from the surgery so it will fade some. I thought it was a huge deal but the Dr. did not - just keep it clean was what I was told.


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hoddle10
Bigben wrote:
Hello Hoddle, I mentioned this several years ago but to reiterate my surgery was way back in 1995.   My doctor Mel Rosenstein "the butcher of culver city" was forced out of practice in 1996 due to litigation.  He certainly lived up to his name.  He was much like Dr Elist but had up to 50 patients per day. It was a total assembly line.  I suffered permanent loss from my procedure and  I estimate there are  1000's of guys who suffered the same fate as me under his hands.  Since there was no internet to speak of news traveled much more slowly back then and it took longer for guys to get the real story.  I actually discovered his practice from an ad in the back of an adult magazine, Penthouse if I remember correctly !

No I have pm'd very few times over the yrs as I am very up front in my posts (maybe too much so..) and see no correspondence with DCpimpin.  As long as the forum does not censor I think it is a great resource and should be recognized as a such.  And I don't see this as an issue given all the complications reported recently so no worries.   

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But that still doesn't explain what your agenda is. If you read your posts you clearly have an agenda and rarely if ever offer any reasoning or insight as to why you think what you've posted. 

Also, either you remember telling people a false story or you don't. I believe you see no correspondence with DCpimpin, but that doesn't mean it wasn't you who told him the BS story! You don't need to check your PM's to know what I'm talking about.

Finally you aren't upfront with you posts. Making forthright statements isn't the same as being upfront. You often make claims and don't support them with anything of substance. That suggests you have an agenda and thus aren't being upfront about it, hence I'm interested to know what you reason for posting is. For example, I think pretty much every well established member of the forum knows my general opinions on PE procedures and the reasoning behind it. If I make the claim that I'm here as I want to help people make the best informed decision they can, I don't think anyone would disagree with that, even if they don't agree with my general point of view. But in your case, I don't think you've ever demonstrated that, as there seems to be little balance to your posts.

It honestly seems at times as if you resent the success this forum. PE procedures are still very far from perfect, but shouldn't we be celebrating that fact that a thread like this is now what is considered a report of a big complication, as opposed to what we used to see constantly? Don't you think the victims of Rosenstein, Rosenthal, Burman, Sammiter and Elist etc would have given anything to trade places with Restoration? We've been going for around 4 years now and in all that time has anyone suffered from the bad infections or tissue loss injuries we used to frequently see, as a result of the advise they've found here? Has anyone reported impotence or terrible scarring? I think we've really made a difference, yet you just seem to want to crap on the forum all the time.
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Bigben
Hoddle for whatever reason it appears you have taken personal offense to my presence on the forum and want me to justify my existence ?  Sorry but I see no reason to explain myself.  I speak truthfully but at the same time see no point in responding to your personal attack.

I think the forum is an excellent resource for men considering surgery and I harbor zero resentment toward it.   You are free to offer conspiracy theories about my agenda but I see no need to reply at this point as I have said everything I need to say regarding my so called ulterior motives. 

Certainly I would prefer to bury the hatchet.  I think the time and energy would be much better spent helping guys with real issues like the gentlemen who started this thread.

I think diversity and openess for varying points of view should be allowed, if not welcome.   But as I mentioned earlier, if the forum as a whole if unhappy with my posts, I will simply stop commenting.
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hoddle10
But in the past I've highlighted the fact you don't always speak truthfully. That is why I think you have an agenda. The other day we had a member who rejoined having previously been banned. One of the many reasons we banned him is because he told another member that he hadn't really had a procedure he claimed to have had with Dr Loria and was in fact planning one with Dr C, but just wanted to troll the forum. But he told our informant that he'd shared this info with a few members, including you. Now I don't know if this is true and it comes to me third hand, but it did again make me wonder about you, as you'd been damaged by a PE surgery, yet didn't mind this guy advocating a rogue Dr and trolling the forum when we are here to help people. It seems contradictory to the posts you often make on the forum.

Openess is welcome and in fact encouraged, hence we are having this discussion!  It seems like you are responding by saying you are under attack for being open, when the whole point of this exchange is because I feel you are the one who has some issues with us and you aren't being open about it. I'm not offering conspiracy theories. I'm telling you what I've heard and asking if it's true. 
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Bigben
No I did not correspond with anyone advocating Dr Loria, and I certainly would not endorse his practice. Everyone knows he is a quack who specialized in hair transplantation [smile]

Hoddle, we both had bad surgeries and neither of us has posted a detailed account of our past.  I know how painful it can be to look back and admittedly I also hold my cards closely when it comes to my personal tragedy.  In fact we probably share more in common than either of us is willing to admit, hence the keen ability for each of us to see fault in the other.  

I would like to put our differences aside and move forward. 

For the the time being I have decided to post less often so the forum can stay on point.  I will still login though, so members are free to reach out if they want to connect.
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Restoration
Thanks guys - i ended up not needing to have it sutured back. He thinks it's healing okay - it just is a slow process.  My deglove scar was stitched much differently and for much longer...and this actually was placed in that scar - so it can be hard for former scar tissue to re-attach...though it does, I think  a lot of plastic surgeons try to use old scars to go in to instead of creating new ones, like breast implants and stuff.

Edit - actually the opposite happened (day 20) - the old deglove scar healed very fast by now, and the other one is taking it's time...looking kinda gross.

Part 1:  The first year - recovering 1/2" girth lost to Peyronie's Disease (Round 1 & 2 Metacrill PMMA)
Part 2:  Things starting to go bad (I had nodules removed and excisions wouldn't heal)  (After Round 3)
Part 3: Resolving Round 3 problems caused entirely by USA doctors.
Part 4: All PMMA (from all 3 rounds) hardened 6-12 months after round 3.

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wemustbecrazy

Hey Restoration, as requested I'm posting this in the relevant thread. Like you, I have had some some post-op issues with the PMMA procedure. I have a two nodules of concern. One is located next to and on top of the urethra near the top of the shaft. While it's not painful and not very visible it is quite obvious to the touch when erect and while I can't confirm it's the cause, I've been having some issues with urination since my last procedure. The other nodule I have is very hard/solid and near the base on the left side. It's not visibly noticeable when flaccid or erect but it is irritating and on occasion, mildly painful. Both areas have been treated with kenalog multiple times, by Doctor C and a local dermatologist, but there have been no noticeable changes. I've been looking to get them surgically removed but I've been having a hard time finding a doctor willing to perform the procedure in my local area. I understand you had the same issue before finally locating a doctor to perform the procedure. I just wanted to ask who your treating physician(s) was. Thanks in advance. 

 

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Restoration
Hey man, sorry about being kind of a dick before. It was just due to multiple emails and also having been up really late that night. I sent you the names of two doctors in your area. I think it's usually best not to get Into ones personal location and the public forum. (So that's an exeption to my rant about posting on public). Both of those doctors that I mentioned specialize in male sexual function and and the penis. I emailed my doctor to see if he would take more pmma patients. I'll get back to you if he will but the two I emailed are his colleagues anyway. I'd avoid more Kenalog. I don't think it has helped anyone.

Part 1:  The first year - recovering 1/2" girth lost to Peyronie's Disease (Round 1 & 2 Metacrill PMMA)
Part 2:  Things starting to go bad (I had nodules removed and excisions wouldn't heal)  (After Round 3)
Part 3: Resolving Round 3 problems caused entirely by USA doctors.
Part 4: All PMMA (from all 3 rounds) hardened 6-12 months after round 3.

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wemustbecrazy

No worries it's cool. Yeah I kind of realized after that fact that it's best to avoid mentioning anything about location. Anyhow I can't thank you enough for the contact info, I highly doubt I would have found anyone anywhere close to my city and I wouldn't have known where and who to look up outside of it.

I agree completely with you about using Kenalog. At first I thought it was actually doing something and maybe it did a little. But really, most of the difference was just in my head. Just by wanting to believe in it so much I actually thought that I was seeing a 15-20% reduction each time I got an injection when really it was so marginal that it's hard to actually verify the difference an injection makes. 

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Restoration
Sure, I am glad they are close-ish.  Those were the only two I could think of in that area.  I know of about a dozen male sexual function urologists from my years with Peyronies, reading their research & going to visit some of them - even by plane.  I was pretty determined to find "the best" one or some kind of "cure" - but it wasn't that simple.  However, my surgeon that I ultimately went with did a good job, I think (though also the one that Miracle 8x7 went to is one of the best - just definitely not covered by american insurance).  I couldn't go to Miracle's doc anyway because I had ED and couldn't have that procedure. 

Yeah, you might have gotten some benefit from kenalog - I think 10-20% improvement is unfortunately the most it can do. Dr. C has to use the 40% concentration as it is, which is a lot. He said 10% won't do much.  40% probably will give some decrease, but the issue isn't so much the inflammatory cells as it is the packed pmma.  If you look up my nodule thread, you can see (on the microscopic view of the slides) both inflammatory cells and PMMA, but even if all the inflammation was eliminated (by the steroid) - all the PMMA beads will still be clumped to some degree  - also by the connective tissue.  They might thin out a bit, but not 100% I don't think.  That is why some docs started using 5-fu, but I didn't see much benefit to that either.  I got a mild chemical burn with some oozing from 5fu.  Kinda freaked me out but it cleared up. Didn't help the nodules at all.

Part 1:  The first year - recovering 1/2" girth lost to Peyronie's Disease (Round 1 & 2 Metacrill PMMA)
Part 2:  Things starting to go bad (I had nodules removed and excisions wouldn't heal)  (After Round 3)
Part 3: Resolving Round 3 problems caused entirely by USA doctors.
Part 4: All PMMA (from all 3 rounds) hardened 6-12 months after round 3.

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