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by redondo21
Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member - My Story (redondo21)
Replies: 21
Views: 630

Re: New Member - My Story (redondo21)

Another update: I have continued to do the ball exercise, along with my other stretching, twice daily, and have tapered to PT every other week. Based on the location of the tightness (often further up around the belly area), my physical therapist thinks it is likely that the issue is more likely ext...
by redondo21
Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member - My Story (redondo21)
Replies: 21
Views: 630

Re: New Member - My Story (redondo21)

Another update - I was pretty stuck at about 60% better until I tried a new exercise - lying facedown on a very small pilates exercise ball in the area between my belly button and my pubic bone for about 3-4 minutes morning and night. After about a minute or two of breathing deeply, the muscles (or ...
by redondo21
Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member - My Story (redondo21)
Replies: 21
Views: 630

Re: New Member - My Story (redondo21)

I fill it up and rest it on the area above the pubic bone (not directly, light clothes in between). That area often gets very tight and uncomfortable. I don't know whether it helps or not but it doesn't seem to hurt.
by redondo21
Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The story so far (caedar's case)
Replies: 84
Views: 3712

Re: The story so far (caedar's case)

I go to Beyond Basics and think it is excellent, but I don't think it's so good that it's worth a trip to NYC just to go to. I suppose if I were going to NYC anyway for other reasons it would make sense.
by redondo21
Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member - My Story (redondo21)
Replies: 21
Views: 630

Re: New Member - My Story (redondo21)

Just to update - I got to a point in mid-November where I was feeling 80-90% better but unfortunately things got tight again and I definitely took a step back to where I was back in September. I tried the tamsulosin (Flomax) and it definitely helped with the weak stream, but it caused ejaculatory si...
by redondo21
Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member - My Story (redondo21)
Replies: 21
Views: 630

Re: New Member - My Story (redondo21)

As an update, I've had 6 or so weekly PT sessions thus far and have done a decent (I don't know, 15 minutes?) stretching routine morning and night. My PT does internal work each time and gave me some basic training in it in the past two weeks - I've done it a 1-2 times each week since but have felt ...
by redondo21
Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member - My Story (redondo21)
Replies: 21
Views: 630

Re: New Member - My Story (redondo21)

Thanks, both of you! I feel like, at best, urologists are open to the possibility that it's not just the prostate, and are flexible about treatment options. Mine is very nice and understands how there are many different potential causes and conditions encompassed by the "chronic prostatitis" label a...
by redondo21
Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member - My Story (redondo21)
Replies: 21
Views: 630

Re: New Member - My Story (redondo21)

Thanks - really appreciate your reply and very helpful to be able to put things in perspective. I still have not started the Flomax (opted to go to PT first) but will probably start it if my urinary symptoms remain persistent much longer.
by redondo21
Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member - My Story (redondo21)
Replies: 21
Views: 630

Re: New Member - My Story (redondo21)

I just had my second session with Roseanne at Beyond Basics. I've found it helpful, I think, though it's probably too early to tell. We basically work on stretching, skin-rolling type massage, and she does internal trigger point work. My insurance is covering a little more than 50% which is pretty g...
by redondo21
Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Magic Bullet for Post Ejac Pain/Testicular Heaviness?
Replies: 13
Views: 791

Re: Magic Bullet for Post Ejac Pain/Testicular Heaviness?

She gave me five different stretches - (i) hamstring wall stretch, (ii) hip adductor: knee fall out (like a lying down butterfly stretch), (iii) modified squat on back with bent knees (labeled "pelvic floor relaxation"), (iv) sort of a supine pigeon pose, and a (v) hip flexor stretch. The stretches ...
by redondo21
Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Magic Bullet for Post Ejac Pain/Testicular Heaviness?
Replies: 13
Views: 791

Re: Magic Bullet for Post Ejac Pain/Testicular Heaviness?

I saw Roseanne fairly recently as well. They told me that Amy was not available in the near future so I figured Roseanne was the next best choice as she's gotten pretty good mentions on this board in the past. It is super early in the process for me and while I have no idea whether this will do anyt...
by redondo21
Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member - My Story (redondo21)
Replies: 21
Views: 630

Re: New Member - My Story (redondo21)

Thanks guys - Beyond Basics is pretty close to me so I am going to check them out after I confirm that what I'm trying now is really doing nothing. My discomfort is almost entirely urinary-related and so I do hold out some slight hope that the Flomax will help, but I think after giving that a shot a...
by redondo21
Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member - My Story (redondo21)
Replies: 21
Views: 630

Re: New Member - My Story (redondo21)

Will do! I'm in the New York City area.
by redondo21
Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member - My Story (redondo21)
Replies: 21
Views: 630

New Member - My Story (redondo21)

Hi everyone - I'm new to the forums and am curious about your thoughts on my situation thus far. My Background I'm 31 years old and, while I have some medical conditions, generally think of myself as healthy. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 13 years ago and keep my condition under reasonably go...