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John, 60
When you are at the end of the rope, there is still hope.

John’s Story

Experiencing ED was devastating. Trying and failing at various treatments for erectile dysfunction left John in a depressed state and at the brink of divorce.

My wife sat me down and asked me three questions: 1) Did I still desire her? 2) Am I having an affair? 3) Was I gay? I love my wife. I was just experiencing ED!

I tried everything. First, I got Viagra™. My insurance would only cover a few tablets per month which wasn’t enough for us. Next, I tried Levitra™. And then Cialis™. Each drug would work for a little while and then it would stop working. I would get an erection but it wouldn’t last or it wouldn’t be firm enough. I would slice the pills to tweak the dose. After a few years, we tried the vacuum erection device but it wasn’t for us. Then I tried injections. I went to a “men’s clinic.” I even ordered herbs like “horny goat weed” from an ad in the back of a magazine. I was just trying to feel like a man again.

I was aware of the penile implant because of the reading I had done. The breakthrough came when a relocation had me seeing a new doctor. He referred me to an implanting specialist and one month later there I was, waking up after the surgery with a partial erection! It was the first time I had ever had surgery and honestly, I was nervous. But recovery was pretty easy for me. Having the implant has been REALLY great. I got my life back.

Alternate ED Treatments Explored

Pills, vacuum erection device, injections, suppositories & herbal supplements

Implant Recovery Process

No complications

This story recounts the experience of a person who is using a penile implant by Boston Scientific as a solution to his ED. John also shares his story candidly at patient education seminars. As you review his story and read his answers to men’s ED questions, please bear in mind that his experience is specific to him. As with all medical treatment, not every person responds the same. We recommend that you talk to your doctor about what treatment is right for you. John is compensated by Boston Scientific for his time in talking with men and in answering their questions.

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  • Patient Champion
  • 14 years with the
    AMS 700™ Implant implant
  • Diabetes
  • Married, Straight
  • Georgia, USA
  • English
    • Watching baseball
    • Reading
    • Travel

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What does it feel like when the implant is inflated?

My erection feels the same – just like before I received my implant. In my experience, you really don’t feel anything different.

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