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56. All About P‘s, Ostomies, and Cancer at 49; Health access challenges living in remote areas

56. All About P‘s, Ostomies, and Cancer at 49; Health access challenges living in remote areas

October 20, 2021

 

Today, we will have a talk with Pirate.

 

Pirate was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer at the age of 49, a year after he first felt symptoms. If you're asking what bowel cancer has to do with your penis, then this is the perfect episode for you.

 

Pirate will share us his story, how he overcame being brushed over, his third 'leg', and how he is living his life at 62!

 

Awesome golden nuggets for today's episode so don't miss this one. ;)

 

Just click the PLAY button below.

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http://www.menshealthphysiotherapy.com.au/

http://prost.com.au/

https://www.theyogavine.com.au

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Restorativeshealthclinic

 

Music

David Mercy

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1HbvnltKu4XbWTmk0kpVB9?si=D1xP5dDVQK-zzNU3rViRWg

 

Producer

Thomas Evans: The SOTA Process

https://www.instagram.com/thesotaprocess/

https://open.spotify.com/show/4Jf2IYXRlgfsiqNARsY8fi

 

55. SEX AFTER PROSTATE CANCER: A Man With A Plan Is Unstoppable! (With Psychologist Patrick Lumbroso (RIP)

55. SEX AFTER PROSTATE CANCER: A Man With A Plan Is Unstoppable! (With Psychologist Patrick Lumbroso (RIP)

October 13, 2021

SEX after Prostate Cancer is CHALLENGING!

 

In this episode, we reacquaint you with Men’s Health Psychologist Patrick Lumbroso (RIP) who we first introduced in Episode 4, in our first ‘’pop up’’ edition. and then again in Episode 50. Today’s post-humous chat focuses on how men feel when it comes to all things penile rehabilitation and when things don’t work when trying to get it up! From injections to foreplay and penile implant surgery- Patrick holds NOTHING back!! Patrick was a man on a mission to educate the world and his phrase Á MAN WITH A PLAN IS UNSTOPPABLE” also applies to himself. Please remember that the information provided needs contexct – it was recorded in April 2017 and so some things have changed including outcomes for post-surgical erectile dysfunction. (Listen to Urologist Dr David Dangerfield, Episode 46 for restoring sexual function with Nerve Grafting)! 

 

Patrick, who founded ‘’ManFocus Clinic’’ in Sydney Australia was passionate about providing quality rehabilitation and counseling service for men and their partners, especially those undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. Knowing the potential side effects of surgery – including erectile and urinary dysfunction - could greatly impact a man’s self-esteem, Patrick was earnest in his goals to address the big gaps seen in male mental health. Patrick’s primary focus was in education and support for men experiencing any form of sexual dysfunction, and although he did not complete his PHD due to his premature passing, his work is founding and explores new frontiers in men’s health. 

 

In 2017 Dr Jo interviewed Patrick over 3 hours and episode 55 is the secind of 3 episodes bringing Patrick’s experience and desire to assist others to be better prepared and more proactive in their recovery. Knowing his death from a brain tumour was imminent, Patrick did not hold back. Brace yourself for this raw account….. 

 

Patrick’s wife Donna and children, Joel and Rebecca have agreed to share this body of work, that remains as relevant today as when it was recorded. We thank them for their generosity. 

 

Furthermore, 

Links to  Patrick Lumbroso’s body of work: 

 

Linked-In: Patrick Lumbroso- Sexual Rehabilitation Therapist

  1. Paper – see email attachment 
  2. You Tube:  ''Sex After Prostate Cancer ‘with Patrick Lumbroso  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq-PemuG0qmMZ0E0IeageWA (14 videos Patrick felt were essential knowledge for men with Prostate Cancer)
  3. E-Book - Sex, Life & Intimacy after Prostate Cancer 

 

Links relevant to International Prostate Cancer Awareness Month info include: 

  1. www.pcfa.org.au
  2. https://pcfa.org.au/get-involved/events/find-an-event/
  3. 3https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/08/31/a-proclamation-on-national-prostate-cancer-awareness-month-2021/
54. Paul the Poet: Clarity in the chaos!

54. Paul the Poet: Clarity in the chaos!

October 6, 2021

 

For today's episode, we talk with Paul.

 

We will start the episode from a poem written by Paul... and then the elaboration of how this poem came to be.

 

From losing his father, to knowing he has cancer, Paul was not able to have time to really process everything happening around him - until he needed anxiety meds. And eventually, started to think of taking his own life.

 

And then... healing began.

 

To join us and Paul through this process, just click the PLAY button below.

 

https://rshealth.com.au/tpp-54-paul-the-poet-clarity-in-the-chaos/

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https://rshealth.com.au/

http://www.menshealthphysiotherapy.com.au/

http://prost.com.au/

https://www.theyogavine.com.au

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Restorativeshealthclinic

 

Music

David Mercy

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1HbvnltKu4XbWTmk0kpVB9?si=D1xP5dDVQK-zzNU3rViRWg

 

Producer

Thomas Evans: The SOTA Process

https://www.instagram.com/thesotaprocess/

https://open.spotify.com/show/4Jf2IYXRlgfsiqNARsY8fi

 

53. Rod Popcorn - You’re a grower, not a shower!

53. Rod Popcorn - You’re a grower, not a shower!

September 29, 2021

 

For today’s episode, we talk to Rod. To know why we call him Rod Popcorn, just hit the play button below. 😉 

Rod will share with us his story about ‘staph’ and why he had to stay in the hospital for more than 4 weeks – which happened after his surgery. He will also provide an insight on how he is doing with penile injections, his continence, the importance of pelvic floor exercises, and a lot more interesting stories from a man who is a grower and not a shower!  

We also hope that Rod’s story will help you understand the importance of not pushing yourself too much, after surgery.  

Enjoy listening!  

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If you feel The Penis Project is valuable to you then, please review and subscribe as this will ensure more people get to hear what we have to say.

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Websites:

https://thepenisproject.org/

https://rshealth.com.au/

http://www.menshealthphysiotherapy.com.au/

http://prost.com.au/

https://www.theyogavine.com.au

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Restorativeshealthclinic

 

Music

David Mercy

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1HbvnltKu4XbWTmk0kpVB9?si=D1xP5dDVQK-zzNU3rViRWg

 

Producer

Thomas Evans: The SOTA Process

https://www.instagram.com/thesotaprocess/

https://open.spotify.com/show/4Jf2IYXRlgfsiqNARsY8fi

 

52. FOFO - ‘Soakademia’

52. FOFO - ‘Soakademia’

September 22, 2021

 

For today’s episode, we talk to Brendan – who has just recently undergone surgery a few weeks ago, 3.5 weeks to be exact.  

Brandon talks about his journey from when he figured out his PSA levels, to going through Covid and worry, to coping with the loss of someone close who succumbed to prostate cancer, and to finally making a choice towards facing the inevitable C.  

He also explains what FOFO is and this cool term ‘soak-ademia’ that we believe some or even most of you might have experienced.  

Have a listen to this raw and fresh story that will surely resonate with those who have gone the same predicament... and to those who are about to face the big C, Brandon’s story will help you figure out the first steps.  

Enjoy! And if you have a story you would like to share or a topic you want us to discuss, please feel free to fill out this from >> 

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If you feel The Penis Project is valuable to you then, please review and subscribe as this will ensure more people get to hear what we have to say.

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Websites:

https://thepenisproject.org/

https://rshealth.com.au/

http://www.menshealthphysiotherapy.com.au/

http://prost.com.au/

https://www.theyogavine.com.au

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Restorativeshealthclinic

 

Music

David Mercy

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1HbvnltKu4XbWTmk0kpVB9?si=D1xP5dDVQK-zzNU3rViRWg

 

Producer

Thomas Evans: The SOTA Process

https://www.instagram.com/thesotaprocess/

https://open.spotify.com/show/4Jf2IYXRlgfsiqNARsY8fi

51. Our 1st Year Anniversary - Join a look back with Melissa and Dr. Jo

51. Our 1st Year Anniversary - Join a look back with Melissa and Dr. Jo

September 15, 2021

 

Woot, woot! Our 51st episode is also our anniversary episode. We've been together for 50 episodes, 51 weeks, and 365 days. Thank you for joining and growing with us!  This week we have had a trip down memory lane in more ways than one, the first 2 mins has terrible sound…. If you have been listening since the beginning you will remember the days when the sound was terrible and you had to keep changing the volume to hear! So my apologies, not sure what happened but the podcast Gremlin has attacked. Rest assured it is for 2 min only then the sound gets better. That’s what happens when a nurse is responsible for the tech!!

 

For this episode, we look back on how we improved(mostly) from our first day of recording mishaps, tech challenges to becoming pro (we hope we are now!) podcasters to be able to provide you with world class information. We will discuss what episodes moved us and inspired us to go further. And a little bit of the stories peppered in

 

PLUS a little gift from us for you to enjoy. ;)  

 

Have a listen now through the button below and again, our sincerest thanks to all of you who have been with us, and will be with us still, through the journey of sharing information and advocating for ALL THINGS PENIS and more.

 

If you feel The Penis Project is valuable to you then, please review and subscribe as this will ensure more people get to hear what we have to say.

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Websites:

https://thepenisproject.org/

https://rshealth.com.au/

http://www.menshealthphysiotherapy.com.au/

http://prost.com.au/

https://www.theyogavine.com.au

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Restorativeshealthclinic

 

Music

David Mercy

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1HbvnltKu4XbWTmk0kpVB9?si=D1xP5dDVQK-zzNU3rViRWg

 

Producer

Thomas Evans: The SOTA Process

https://www.instagram.com/thesotaprocess/

https://open.spotify.com/show/4Jf2IYXRlgfsiqNARsY8fi

50. Prostate Cancer Awareness Month with Psychologist Patrick Lumbroso (RIP)

50. Prostate Cancer Awareness Month with Psychologist Patrick Lumbroso (RIP)

September 8, 2021

 

September is the international month of Prostate Cancer Awareness and in this episode, we reacquaint you with Men’s Health Psychologist Patrick Lumbroso (RIP) who we first introduced in Episode 4, in our first ‘’pop up’’ edition.

Patrick, who founded ‘’ManFocus Clinic’’ in Sydney Australia was passionate about providing a quality rehabilitation and counselling service for men and their partners, especially those undergoing treatment for Prostate Cancer. Knowing the potential side effects of surgery – including erectile and urinary dysfunction - could greatly impact on a man’s self-esteem, Patrick was earnest in his goals to address the big gaps seen in male mental health.

Patrick’s primary focus was in education and support for men experiencing any form of sexual dysfunction, and although he did not complete his PHD due to his premature passing, his work is founding and explores new frontiers in men’s health.

In 2017, Dr Jo interviewed Patrick over 3 hours and episode 50 is the first of 3 episodes bringing Patrick’s experience and desire to assist others to be better prepared and more proactive in their recovery. Knowing his death from a brain tumour was imminent, Patrick did not hold back. Brace yourself for this raw account…..

Patrick’s wife Donna and children, Joel and Rebecca, have agreed to share this body of work, that remains as relevant today as when it was recorded.

We thank them for their generosity.

Furthermore, here are the links to Patrick Lumbroso's works: 

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Websites:

https://thepenisproject.org/

https://rshealth.com.au/

http://www.menshealthphysiotherapy.com.au/

http://prost.com.au/

https://www.theyogavine.com.au

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Restorativeshealthclinic

 

Music

David Mercy

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1HbvnltKu4XbWTmk0kpVB9?si=D1xP5dDVQK-zzNU3rViRWg

 

Producer

Thomas Evans: The SOTA Process

https://www.instagram.com/thesotaprocess/

https://open.spotify.com/show/4Jf2IYXRlgfsiqNARsY8fi

49. Going in-depth about Peyronies - The Doc discusses the what, when, how

49. Going in-depth about Peyronies - The Doc discusses the what, when, how

September 1, 2021

 

For today’s episode, we will talk about Peyronies Disease in more detail with the Dick Doc, Dr. Shane La Bianca.  

 

Peyronies disease is an abnormal scarring process within the penis. Though easily curable when diagnosed early, most of the time, it is overlooked or not discussed even with GPs or with the special people in our lives that the after effects worsen. 

 

If you would like to know what are the possible causes of Peyronies, the different available treatments to help with this disease, the issue on lengthening, and all interesting information including how losing weight can help with penile ‘length’, click the play button below!  

Remember, any changes in your penis (or in your kids’), it is best to see the specialist ASAP. 

 

Enjoy listening! 

 

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Websites:

https://thepenisproject.org/

https://rshealth.com.au/

http://www.menshealthphysiotherapy.com.au/

http://prost.com.au/

https://www.theyogavine.com.au

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Restorativeshealthclinic

 

Music

David Mercy

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1HbvnltKu4XbWTmk0kpVB9?si=D1xP5dDVQK-zzNU3rViRWg

 

Producer

Thomas Evans: The SOTA Process

https://www.instagram.com/thesotaprocess/

https://open.spotify.com/show/4Jf2IYXRlgfsiqNARsY8fi

48. Pablo’s Show of Stickability; An encouragement for all men

48. Pablo’s Show of Stickability; An encouragement for all men

August 25, 2021

 

For today’s episode, we talk to Pablo.  

Pablo is what we can describe as someone who has an amazing stickability – being able to stick to the best practices and keeping tabs of anything he does to know what works or not.  

At first, Pablo didn’t have it all good – no, not all. He suffered from leakage during play. Not just a minor leakage issue but a 200-250ml leakage.  

What did he do to change this and enjoy minimal-to-no leakage?  

Click the PLAY button below to know it all! 😉

 

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Websites:

https://thepenisproject.org/

https://rshealth.com.au/

http://www.menshealthphysiotherapy.com.au/

http://prost.com.au/

https://www.theyogavine.com.au

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Restorativeshealthclinic

 

Music

David Mercy

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1HbvnltKu4XbWTmk0kpVB9?si=D1xP5dDVQK-zzNU3rViRWg

 

Producer

Thomas Evans: The SOTA Process

https://www.instagram.com/thesotaprocess/

https://open.spotify.com/show/4Jf2IYXRlgfsiqNARsY8fi

47. STAND UP: LIVING WITH LONG COVID: 200 Side effects including the PENIS. It’s time to get the BIG PICTURE

47. STAND UP: LIVING WITH LONG COVID: 200 Side effects including the PENIS. It’s time to get the BIG PICTURE

August 18, 2021

COVID 19 has finally descended upon Australia at a time when we least expected it. After 18 months of living a relatively normal life – despite occasional lock downs and mask- wearing becoming common place- as of August 2021, life is now very different.  We are currently witnessing the full impact of the Delta strain pandemic sweeping our country, and like bushfire, we are succumbing to infection levels not seen before. But we are way behind in our preparation, being one of the least vaccinated countries in the world…. And we are starting to pay!! 

In this episode, we interview UK Physiotherapist Darren Brown who became an early COVID statistic himself. He describes the chaos, devastation and terrible losses as case numbers grew quickly, and of his own debilitating illness as a ‘’conscientious’’ front-line worker. For Darren, a 3-day illness led to an 18-month rollercoaster of illness – including more than 20 different symptoms, from being bedridden and requiring a walking stick as a young, healthy male to a regime of STOP! REST! PACE! towards a slow recovery...from a condition now known as ‘’LONG COVID’’ 

Not much is known about the long-term side effects of life beyond acute COVID infection- the 2-3 weeks of respiratory illness- but Darren shares all that he knows about LONG COVID, from his own experiences of 1000s of others he has since met. You will be shocked to learn the depth & breadth of the corona virus, it’s harrowing persistence and devastating side effects – potentially affecting every organ including the brain, heart, lungs, limbs and even the penis!! 

Darren’s background working in HIV & Immunology as a Physiotherapist, his academic pursuits as a clinical research and his role in advocacy for World Physiotherapy (WCPT), make this discussion riveting – his knowledge base is second to none. A number of resources are listed below, including Darren’s own website and podcast series “Long COVID Physio.” 

If you’re keen to keep yourself, your community and your penis healthy (if you have/ know one), then PLEASE LISTEN! LEARN & SHARE!!! This may be our most important podcast to date. 

 

Helpful links below: 

 

1) Long COVID Physio 

 

2) Patient Led Research Collaborative 

 

3) Patient Led Research Collaborative - characterising Long COVID 

 

4) ONS Long COVID prevalece 

 

5) ONS social impacts of Long COVID 

 

6) More than 2 million people with Long COVID in the U.K. 

 

7) Long COVID Symptoms CDC 

 

8) Long COVID symptoms NICE 

 

9) Long COVID Symptoms Nature 

 

10) European Observatory “preparing for Long COVID”

 

11) World Physiotherapy Briefing Paper on safe rehabilitation approaches for people living with Long COVID 

 

12) Delphi guideline on recognising, diagnosing and managing Long COVID 

 

13) Persistent exertional intolerance 

 

14) Post Exertional Symptom Exacerbation 

 

15) Long COVID Tachycardia Syndrome 

 

16) Changes in Long COVID symptoms with vaccines 

 

17) COVID-19 erectile dysfunction 

 

18) COVID-19 Endothelial Dysfunction Can Cause Erectile Dysfunction

https://wjmh.org/DOIx.php?id=10.5534/wjmh.210055

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Websites:

https://thepenisproject.org/

https://rshealth.com.au/

http://www.menshealthphysiotherapy.com.au/

http://prost.com.au/

https://www.theyogavine.com.au

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Restorativeshealthclinic

 

Music

David Mercy

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1HbvnltKu4XbWTmk0kpVB9?si=D1xP5dDVQK-zzNU3rViRWg

 

Producer

Thomas Evans: The SOTA Process

https://www.instagram.com/thesotaprocess/

https://open.spotify.com/show/4Jf2IYXRlgfsiqNARsY8fi

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