The Penis Project
24. Mindset and Fighting the Black Dog

24. Mindset and Fighting the Black Dog

March 10, 2021

 

And how emotions can spiral after treatment.

 

Welcome to Episode 24!  In this episode, we talk to Ron.  

 

Previous episodes have focused on treatment and recovery of continence and sexual function following prostate cancer.  This week will look at prostate cancer from a different angle, the emotional one.  Ron generously discussed his emotions during this difficult time.

 

So here we go... 

 

Ron’s approach when he learned of his Prostate Cancer diagnosis was pragmatic. He said he had three boxes to tick.

 

First, get treated. Second, handle incontinence. Third, sexual function. 

The first two were easy, the third not so easy and then there was the fourth which snuck up on him - the black dog. 

 

What helped him? Writing down his thoughts. And happy pills. 

 

Ron’s advice to men experiencing the same? 

Reach out to someone as soon as you can and don’t be afraid to use happy pills. 

 

3 Reiterations from this Episode: 

  1. The importance of continuous pelvic floor exercises.
  2. Why it is important to reach out to someone sooner rather than later.
  3. Partners coming along to consultations is really helpful - for both - the patient and the partner.
     

Listen to the full episode below.

 

The Penis Project Podcast is the place to come to find out everything you've always wanted to know about men's health but were too embarrassed to ask.

The Penis Project is sponsored by PROST! Exercise for Prostate Cancer.inc and the Yoga Vine. PROST is a not for profit organization in Western Australia is a not for profit organisation that provides professionally guided exercise training and support to men during Prostate Cancer treatment, to optimise preparation and recovery.

The Yoga Vine is a Perth based studio operating for the past 8 years on St Georges terrace in the heart of the CBD, offering daily classes as well as a suite of Professional education and personal development programs for students, Yoga Teachers and the broader community. They are based in Perth CBD and provide a full range of corporate Yoga, mindfulness and wellness packages, seminars and workshops designed to keep your workplace productive, positive and healthy.

Thanks for listening. Please subscribe for further episodes either where you listen to your podcasts or on the website www.thepenisproject.org and we would love your feedback.

 

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http://prost.com.au/

https://www.theyogavine.com.au

 

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

 

Producer

Thomas Evans: The SOTA Process
https://www.instagram.com/thesotaprocess/

https://player.whooshkaa.com/shows/the-sota-process

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

23: Mrs Parker

23: Mrs Parker

March 3, 2021

 

Episode 23: Mrs. Parker

Prostae Cancer from a wife’s perspective

 

We have received a lot of requests to interview and hear the stories of the partners of patients diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. 

 

So for today’s episode, please meet Mrs. Parker. 

 

Mrs. Parker is Mr. Parker’s spouse, who we interviewed for our 3rd episode. If you have not listened to Mr. Parker’s interview, click here to listen to Episode 3: Parker

 

Mr. and Mrs. Parker were just recently married when they both learned of the Prostate Cancer diagnosis. 

 

At first, they were both anxious but with good prognosis and faith in the healthcare system, they moved to proceed with the advised treatment. 

 

Mrs. Parker always joined Mr. Parker at his appointments, from pre-op throughout his journey.

 

She mentions that it is important to go along with your partner so you can pick up information that your partner might miss. 

 

Her advice, “It is a good thing to go along”. 

There are two takeaways we’d love to share with you coming from this Episode 

  1. For significant others, it is good to go along with your partner during appointments. 
  2. Don't be disappointed in the first 12 months if you can only get a good erection with injections or oral medications. 

 

We hope you enjoy Mrs. Parker's story and learn more about injections, and when is the best time to use oral meds vs injections, and a ton more of helpful information.  

 

Stay tuned for the final lesson at the end, especially for the campers out there! ;) 

 

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The Penis Project Podcast is the place to come to find out everything you've always wanted to know about men's health but were too embarrassed to ask.

The Penis Project is sponsored by PROST! Exercise for Prostate Cancer.inc and the Yoga Vine. PROST is a not for profit organization in Western Australia is a not for profit organisation that provides professionally guided exercise training and support to men during Prostate Cancer treatment, to optimise preparation and recovery.

The Yoga Vine is a Perth based studio operating for the past 8 years on St Georges terrace in the heart of the CBD, offering daily classes as well as a suite of Professional education and personal development programs for students, Yoga Teachers and the broader community. They are based in Perth CBD and provide a full range of corporate Yoga, mindfulness and wellness packages, seminars and workshops designed to keep your workplace productive, positive and healthy.

Thanks for listening. Please subscribe for further episodes either where you listen to your podcasts or on the website www.thepenisproject.org and we would love your feedback.

 

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://player.whooshkaa.com/shows/the-sota-process

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

22.Can Yoga make you a better lover? Let’s ask Donna from Yoga Vine ;)

22.Can Yoga make you a better lover? Let’s ask Donna from Yoga Vine ;)

February 24, 2021

For today’s episode, we speak with Donna, the founder of The Yoga Vine.

Donna talks about Yoga and its benefits on focus, clarity, and mindfulness.

It may come as a surprise but Yoga has become quite popular with men, even prior COVID.

And since this is the Penis Podcast, we have asked her the question we might be quite embarrassed to ask.

Do you think men who do yoga make better lovers?

Hear the answer yourself and learn lot more!

Click the link below to check Yoga Vine:
The Yoga Vine
 

Enjoy! Remember, in case you want to try Yoga, just show up! 😉

 

For more YOGA RESOURCES, please see below: 

1.https://www.yogiapproved.com/yoga-poses-2/yoga-poses-for-men-2/

2. YOGA! 4 Men, available from PROST!.com.au 

 

Feel free to share in the comments topics you’d love to know more about as well or send us an
email at admin@rshealth.com.au. 😉

 

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The Penis Project Podcast is the place to come to find out everything you’ve always wanted to know about men’s health but were too embarrassed to ask.
The Penis Project is sponsored by PROST! Exercise for Prostate Cancer.inc and the Yoga Vine. PROST is a not for profit organization in Western Australia is a not for profit organisation that provides professionally guided exercise training and support to men during Prostate Cancer treatment, to optimise preparation and recovery.

The Yoga Vine is a Perth based studio operating for the past 8 years on St Georges terrace in the heart of the CBD, offering daily classes as well as a suite of Professional education and personal development programs for students, Yoga Teachers and the broader community. They are based in Perth CBD and provide a full range of corporate Yoga, mindfulness and wellness packages, seminars and workshops designed to keep your workplace productive, positive and healthy.

Thanks for listening. Please subscribe for further episodes either where you listen to your podcasts or on the website www.thepenisproject.org and we would love your feedback.

 

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://player.whooshkaa.com/shows/the-sota-process

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

21. Meet Pike

21. Meet Pike

February 17, 2021
20. In-depth with Dr. Jo

20. In-depth with Dr. Jo

February 10, 2021

Welcome to the Penis Project podcast! 

Today, we speak with the other half of The Penis Project Podcast gigglers - Dr. Jo Milios. 

Dr. Jo discusses her new research, the subject thereof, which is one that she accidentally stumbled upon when she noticed a gap between pelvic floor exercises and positive continence control.

Dr. Jo's prior research, "The Therapeutic Interventions for Patients with Prostate Cancer Undergoing Radical Prostatectomy; A Focus on Urinary Incontinence, Erectile Function, and Peyronies Disease", was recognised for its good use for patients who have undergone surgery for Prostate Cancer. 

However, Dr. Jo noticed a gap.

Interventions to mitigate the effects of radiation therapy, for patients who opted for this kind of treatment, in relation to urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction were ABSENT.

And this is the focus of her present research and follows the old but still golden nugget adage, prevention is better than cure. 

Listen as Dr. Jo discusses a gap that might perhaps be patched up... with your help. 

 

To help Dr. Jo, please visit this gofundme page: 

https://www.gofundme.com/f/probe-4-prostate-cancer-radiation-patients?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

 

Thank you so much!

 

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The Penis Project is sponsored by Prost Exercise for prostate cancer and the Yoga Vine. PROST is a not for profit organization in Western Australia is a not for profit organisation that provides professionally guided exercise training and support to men during Prostate Cancer treatment, to optimise preparation and recovery.   

 

The Yoga Vine is a Perth-based studio operating for the past 8 years on St Georges Terrace in the heart of the CBD, offering daily classes as well as a suite of professional education and personal development programs for students, Yoga Teachers, and the broader community. They are based in Perth CBD and provide a full range of corporate Yoga, mindfulness, and wellness packages, seminars, and workshops designed to keep your workplace productive, positive, and healthy.

 

http://prost.com.au/

https://www.theyogavine.com.au

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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/

19: Mr. Positive Penis Overcomes Many Obstacles

19: Mr. Positive Penis Overcomes Many Obstacles

February 3, 2021

 

So Penis Project podcasters, you asked for it so we have delivered. This is a story where things post prostate treatment didn’t go quite as planned. Mr Positive Penis had a long rough road but got there eventually. Both Jo and I have had a lot of feedback that we have presented positive stories re prostate cancer rehab. So we have listened and given you a view from the not so rosey side.

 

Today, we speak with Positive Penis who didn't have the happiest of starts. 

 

Positive Penis was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in October 2018. He started his pelvic floor sessions way in December before his February prostate surgery. Despite starting pre-surgery and the positive outlook that he'd be up and about after the surgery him having an active lifestyle, that was not the case - not at all. 

 

According to Positive Penis, 'It wasn't easy'. 

 

At two months after surgery, Mr. Positive Penis was still on antibiotics due to UTI. And at six months, he was still heavily leaking - the highest being 380g a day. 

 

It was only after 18 months when he heard these words from a colleague, 'It's great to have you back', that he really felt he was on track. 

 

Despite the hardships and setbacks, Mr. Positive Penis was able to travel 7 countries in 7 weeks (with the help of a penis clamp) and walk from Cape-to-Cape to celebrate their 50th anniversary. 

 

Mr. Positive Penis also had to go through Urodynamics - an assessment of pressure flows of the bladder and rectum. It might sound awful but according to Mr. Positive Penis it was all ok - it is something needed to be done after all. The result was that he had poor control of his bladder. 

 

Listen too as he talks about 'The Sling' ~ which made things better!

 

And then Mr. Positive Penis talks about Melissa, how he was surprised that 'people like Melissa' exists 😂, the importance of cuddling, snuggling, and communication.

 

From the experience, here's what Mr. Positive Penis has to say: 

 

"You should not be alone, you don't need to rely on 1 or 2 people. Think of who could be your team. :) You are not actually by yourself, you need to be aware of who could best support you." 

 

Listen to Mr. Positive Penis, Dr. Jo, and Melissa to know more about the things that are being done when things aren't as rosey after surgery - urodynamics, penile clamps, dribbling, sling, artificial sphincter, the great effects of pelvic floor exercises, pilates to help with incontinence, pushing boundaries, staying positive, and a lot more! 

18: Look Mum, no hands! Sexual pleasure can be impeded by disability, a solution is coming…

18: Look Mum, no hands! Sexual pleasure can be impeded by disability, a solution is coming…

January 27, 2021

 

For today’s episode, we speak with Heather.

Heather talks about the most recent innovation there is for medical sex toys - sex toys for
persons with disability.

Listen as to how this innovation came about, the inspiration to create it, and all the people who
brought this masterpiece together.

Heather, Dr. Jo, and Melissa also discuss about Heather’s book entitled The Handi Book of
Love, Lust &Disability - a book full of stories, inspiration, and a mind opener.

As Heather says, the goal of the book is to open us into the doors of what other people go
through to hopefully change our perspectives and be able to build empathy more - for others
and for ourselves.

We encourage you to buy the book to help fund this cause as well as to find a new world of
experience from other peoples’ perspectives. And… lookout for the product on Maysturbation
Month.

Feel free to buy the book and join the cause here: 

The Handi Book of Love, Lust & Disability

To donate, please visit this page

 

Enjoy!

 

Feel free to share in the comments topics you’d love to know more about as well or send us an
email at admin@rshealth.com.au. ;)

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The Penis Project Podcast is the place to come to find out everything you've always wanted to know about men's health but were too embarrassed to ask.

 

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The Penis Project is sponsored by PROST! Exercise for Prostate Cancer.inc and the Yoga Vine. PROST is a not for profit organization in Western Australia is a not for profit organisation that provides professionally guided exercise training and support to men during Prostate Cancer treatment, to optimise preparation and recovery.

 

The Yoga Vine is a Perth based studio operating for the past 8 years on St Georges terrace in the heart of the CBD, offering daily classes as well as a suite of Professional education and personal development programs for students, Yoga Teachers and the broader community. They are based in Perth CBD and provide a full range of corporate Yoga, mindfulness and wellness packages, seminars and workshops designed to keep your workplace productive, positive and healthy.

 

Thanks for listening. Please subscribe for further episodes either where you listen to your podcasts or on the website www.thepenisproject.org and we would love your feedback.

 

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://player.whooshkaa.com/shows/the-sota-process

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

17. Turning Grief to Help More Boys

17. Turning Grief to Help More Boys

January 19, 2021

Welcome back to the Penis Project podcast! We hope that everyone had a great holiday.

This is episode 17. Today, we speak with Claire.

Claire started the Kai-Fella / Kai Eardley Foundation after the passing of one of her sons, Kai. The foundation aims to help boys of all ages have the necessary support to battle mental health issues like anxiety and depression through school programs.

This episode, we hope, can teach us the value and importance of listening, of understanding how different people are, and to also recognize pain. 

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The Penis Project Podcast is the place to come to find out everything you've always wanted to know about men's health but were too embarrassed to ask.

 

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The Penis Project is sponsored by PROST! Exercise for Prostate Cancer.inc and the Yoga Vine. PROST is a not for profit organization in Western Australia is a not for profit organisation that provides professionally guided exercise training and support to men during Prostate Cancer treatment, to optimise preparation and recovery.

 

The Yoga Vine is a Perth based studio operating for the past 8 years on St Georges terrace in the heart of the CBD, offering daily classes as well as a suite of Professional education and personal development programs for students, Yoga Teachers and the broader community. They are based in Perth CBD and provide a full range of corporate Yoga, mindfulness and wellness packages, seminars and workshops designed to keep your workplace productive, positive and healthy.

 

Thanks for listening. Please subscribe for further episodes either where you listen to your podcasts or on the website www.thepenisproject.org and we would love your feedback.

 

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://player.whooshkaa.com/shows/the-sota-process

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

16. Pedro

16. Pedro

January 13, 2021

 

Today, we speak with Pedro.

Pedro was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer at age 62. At first, he felt lost and looked into his situation as 'half empty', even initially deciding not to go through treatment. But a request from his daughter changed his perspective.

Today, Pedro is enjoying his experience and new discoveries, even saying that he felt like losing his virginity all over again - in terms of his orgasm.

For this episode, we hope that the learnings Pedro had from his experiences, starting from his discovery to recovery, will help you see the brighter side of things - as he did. 

 

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The Penis Project Podcast is the place to come to find out everything you've always wanted to know about men's health but were too embarrassed to ask.

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The Penis Project is sponsored by PROST! Exercise for Prostate Cancer.inc and the Yoga Vine. PROST is a not for profit organization in Western Australia is a not for profit organisation that provides professionally guided exercise training and support to men during Prostate Cancer treatment, to optimise preparation and recovery. The Yoga Vine is a Perth based studio operating for the past 8 years on St Georges terrace in the heart of the CBD, offering daily classes as well as a suite of Professional education and personal development programs for students, Yoga Teachers and the broader community. They are based in Perth CBD and provide a full range of corporate Yoga, mindfulness and wellness packages, seminars and workshops designed to keep your workplace productive, positive and healthy.

Thanks for listening. Please subscribe for further episodes either where you listen to your podcasts or on the website www.thepenisproject.org and we would love your feedback.

 

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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://player.whooshkaa.com/shows/the-sota-process

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

 

15: Season’s Greetings from Dr. Jo and Melissa

15: Season’s Greetings from Dr. Jo and Melissa

December 23, 2020

 

Today, we send you our Holiday greetings! 

And... some amazing tips from Dr. Jo! 

By the way, we will have a two-week break so we will see you on the 13th of January 2021 which will be our 16th episode.

Enjoy your holidays and have a Happy New Year!

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The Penis Project Podcast is the place to come to find out everything you've always wanted to know about men's health but were too embarrassed to ask.

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The Penis Project is sponsored by PROST! Exercise for Prostate Cancer.inc and the Yoga Vine. PROST is a not for profit organization in Western Australia is a not for profit organisation that provides professionally guided exercise training and support to men during Prostate Cancer treatment, to optimise preparation and recovery. The Yoga Vine is a Perth based studio operating for the past 8 years on St Georges terrace in the heart of the CBD, offering daily classes as well as a suite of Professional education and personal development programs for students, Yoga Teachers and the broader community. They are based in Perth CBD and provide a full range of corporate Yoga, mindfulness and wellness packages, seminars and workshops designed to keep your workplace productive, positive and healthy.

Thanks for listening. Please subscribe for further episodes either where you listen to your podcasts or on the website www.thepenisproject.org and we would love your feedback.

 

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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://player.whooshkaa.com/shows/the-sota-process

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

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