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88. Foreskin Restoration In-Depth with David Smith

88. Foreskin Restoration In-Depth with David Smith

June 8, 2022

Today, we will talk more about foreskin restoration.

We discussed this in Episode 67 when we interviewed Tim. And since Dr Jo and I wanted to know more about it, we have invited David Smith, the CEO of 15Square.

David will share with us what 15Square is, what they do, how the organisation was formed, its growth, the different issues surrounding circumcision that the organisation tackles, and the interesting story ofwhy they named the organisation 15Square.

It’s quite an insightful episode where we zone in about circumcision or non-circumcision:

  • Statistics all over the world
  • Its history
  • How circumcision or non-circumcision affects males in terms of physical, psychological, etc
  • Restoration procedures, its success, options
  • What to do to look after your foreskin
  • Preputioplasty
  • Alternatives to circumcision
  • Awareness and medical collaborations around circumcision
  • And a lot more

 

What to do to look after your foreskin

  • Don’t retract it until ready – don’t force it 

  • Never get soap in genitals 

  • Try to check Alternative to circumcision - stretching- devices etc. Booklets below are available for download:
  • Alternatives for circumcision
  • Clinical guidelines for the treatment for phimosis

Resources:

Worldwide Day of Genital Autonomy Events

WWDOGA 2022, Live Event: [07/12] David Smith, 15Square (UK)

15Square Website: https://15square.org.uk/

 

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Music

David Mercy

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

 

Producer

Thomas Evans: The SOTA Process

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

 

 

87. The Adventures of Frank and Nino 1; A stand up comedian

87. The Adventures of Frank and Nino 1; A stand up comedian

June 1, 2022

Today's episode will be a bit different from what we usually have.  

Meet Frank and his buddy, Nino.  

Frank will be sharing funny anecdotes of the highs and lows of his Prostate Cancer journey even though they weren't funny at the time. But as he shares his anecdotes now to give us with a chuckle and you might learn a lesson or two. One important lesson is to always listen to instructions before doing anything 'fun'.  

If you are an eager beaver, beware! These moments might have happened due to Frank being an eager beaver who failed to listen to important instructions. So here they are...  

  • One, his experience of getting naked and the 'green whistle'.  
  • Second, spaghetti penis.  
  • Third, bloody P.  
  • And lastly, pads. 
     

Please know that all of these situations happened in the bathroom except for the green whistle. ;) We know you will totally enjoy Frank's story. And like we said, this is just Episode 1 so make sure to stay tuned for Episode 2.  

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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

 

 

86. Meet RJ Windham; Author and a Prostate Cancer Adventurer

86. Meet RJ Windham; Author and a Prostate Cancer Adventurer

May 26, 2022

Today, we speak with RJ Windham – an author, a survivor, and a Prostate Cancer adventurer.  

RJ is a survivor of various incidents – from a hit and run, to terrorist bombings and then, to Prostate Cancer.  

It was in 2019 when RJ was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer after a 4K blood test. It wasn’t smooth sailing because, in the middle of his treatment, the pandemic hit, and he had to switch doctors due to health insurance issues.  

He likes to call his journey an adventure. Why do you ask? He will tell you.  

Now, RJ is not only a survivor but also an advocate who tells you that YOU can survive. Plus, he has written a book that lets you Unlock the Keys to Better Sex Without Prostate

To listen to RJ’s story, just click the button below. Please make sure to read the full show notes for the resources.  

 

Resources: 

RJ Windham Website and his books: https://www.rjwindham.com 

 

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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

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

 

85. Fit For Life: Prepared for Prostate Cancer

85. Fit For Life: Prepared for Prostate Cancer

May 18, 2022

Just a heads-up, the audio has a bit of issues but the discussions are still clear. We will make sure in our next podcasts to figure out the issue causing this. If anyone of you have an idea why this happens, we would be thankful for your thoughts and solutions!   

For today’s episode, we will talk with Kanga who had his Radical Prostatectomy at 50 years old.  

Kanga, with a family history of cancer, already braced himself... so when his results came out, he was somewhat ready. Fit for life, which is his mantra, prepared him for Prostate Cancer. 

He will share with us how his journey was – from the time his catheter was removed to monitoring his continence, to erections, using challenge doses, injections, fitness, side-effects, and more.  

Have fun listening to Kanga and his positive experience!   

If you have questions of your own or would like to suggest a topic, please don't hesitate to share them with us by sending it to support@rshealth.com.au.

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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

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

 

 

84. The Man Walk; Walk, Talk, Support

84. The Man Walk; Walk, Talk, Support

May 11, 2022

Did you know that 1/3 of Australian men do not have blokes to talk to? 

So today, we will talk with Mark who will share about The Man Walk, where you can find blokes to walk and talk with.  

The Man Walk started when Mark, with the help of his wife, wanted to change his routine. He started a daily morning walk from 6 to 7 AM. And along the way, a few men blokes and friends heard about what Mark was doing that they too joined him...  

Because of this, The Man Walk was born.  

Come along and listen to what The Man Walk is, what it does, and how amazingly simple it is but builds massive impact!  

Mark shared with us how side-by-side discussions (as in when you walk) help make conversations lighter for men, testimonials from the blokes, and how you can join or initiate Man Walks too!  

To see all the links related to The Man Walk, please read the full shownotes.  

Helpful Links:  

https://themanwalk.com.au/ 

https://www.facebook.com/themanwalkwalktalksupport 

 

Have fun listening! And if you have questions of your own, please don't hesitate to share them with us, send to support@rshealth.com.au.

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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

 

83. Nerve Grafts for Erectile Function Post-Prostatectomy: A Patient’s Perspective

83. Nerve Grafts for Erectile Function Post-Prostatectomy: A Patient’s Perspective

May 6, 2022

For today’s episode, we talk to Tony who at 49, underwent nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy.  

Tony learned about nerve grafting whilst listening to the radio. And almost immediately, he knew this was what he needed for his penis. So together with his wife, he booked an appointment and the rest is history.  

Tony will share with you his nerve grafting journey – from the pros to the cons. He will talk about a lot of things like:  

  • That One major side effect that came with the surgery (numbness, nope not of the penis) 
  • How long did his recovery take (rule: no touch for 9 months)  
  • Who qualifies for the surgery 
  • The costs 
  • His surgery timeline and procedure; and, 
  • His intent to not offend anyone above 70  

Have a listen to this honest and raw account of Tony. We know you’ll be able to learn a lot.  

For the links mentioned, please see below:    

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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

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

 

82: Melissa Answers Your Questions 2

82: Melissa Answers Your Questions 2

April 28, 2022

Since a lot of you loved listening to our previous Question and Answer from Melissa,  we're sharing with you part 2!  

In Melissa's most recent webinar, she received quite a lot of interesting questions we know you will be able to relate to. 

Some of the questions are:  

    • Having had a non-nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy 24 years ago is there any chance in getting an erection back?
    • Why is the time of day you take viagra (etc ) important?
    • If Cialis lasts longer, would it be better to use than Viagra to get the longer nitrous oxide benefits?

Have fun listening! And if you have questions of your own, please don't hesitate to share them with us, send to support@rshealth.com.au.

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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

 

81. Glen and his series of unfortunate penis events | Important lessons to share

81. Glen and his series of unfortunate penis events | Important lessons to share

April 22, 2022

 

For today’s episode, we will be listening to Glen and his recount of events that brought him here to us today. It will be an episode that will teach us a very important lesson on penis size expectations.  

Melissa has long shared that one of the most Googled searched questions is penis size. And perhaps most men listening here has that exact question themselves. Nope, for this episode, we won’t talk about that but we will listen to a story that began from a penis size comment.  

The first time Glen was struck with a penis size issue was when a young girlfriend commented that his penis was small... which continued to adult girlfriends. These instances affected Glen and urged him to find some solutions.  

One of those ‘so-called' solutions costed him almost 20k Canadian $, a ‘Franken-penis’, and a further 3.5k.  

The conclusion after talking to Melissa? His penis size is normal!  

Have a listen to this episode and learn the most important lessons; make sure a problem really exists, communicate, and find the right persons to consult with.  

We can’t thank Glen enough for coming to the podcast and sharing his story with the hope that men are made aware and for them learn from his experience.  

Listen through the button below.  

 

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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

 

80. Meet Ken, a giant in Prostate cancer survivorship!

80. Meet Ken, a giant in Prostate cancer survivorship!

April 6, 2022
In this week’s episode, we have an inspirational chat with Ken Bezant, Prostate Cancer survivor who has taken things to the next level. Not only has he achieved the trifecta of cancer clearance, continence control, and Erectile function following treatment for Prostate Cancer - but Ken has also been giving back.
 
Initially, a member in the audience of a PCFA support group, Ken put his hand up to take over the reins when a new leader was needed.
 
Eight years on, Ken is still delivering monthly support meetings with special guests, workshops, and even a coffee morning for men and their partners affected by Prostate Cancer. Ken’s groups always pull a crowd because he is innovative, broad-minded, and happy to share his personal story by sharing his experiences and opening the door to others.
 
Ken’s journey was not without its challenges and he openly discusses his decision to receive a Penile implant to improve his sexual health. This proved to be a winner and Ken has never looked back…
 
As you will learn, Ken is also looking into the future and his most recent achievement has been to set up PCaHELP, a not-for-profit organisation that fills even more gaps for support.
 
Ken is a dynamo and we are thrilled to bring his story to you today.
 
Listen & learn - Ken is a giant in Prostate cancer survivorship!
 
 

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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

79. The Trifecta  cancer gone ‘tick”, continent “tick”, sexual function “tick” - 4 years post Prostatecomy

79. The Trifecta cancer gone ‘tick”, continent “tick”, sexual function “tick” - 4 years post Prostatecomy

March 30, 2022

"4 Years on”

 

In this episode, we speak to Ron who you may remember back in episode 24 when he generously shared his story of “Fighting the Black Dog”. At this time he talked about the 3 boxes he wanted to tick:

  1. Get rid of cancer
  2. To be continent
  3. Address sexual function.

 

Today, he will share with us his way back to sexual function

 

The Big Bang (wow moment) happened in August 2021, the first-time lovemaking was possible post-surgery without an injection.

 

How did he get here?

 

He also had developed a “bend” and this was also fixed.

 

Listen NOW to find out more.

This episode is full of useful tips and is an honest brave account of life post Prostatectomy.

 

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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

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