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Nu Angle Medical – Light at the end of the tunnel

December 1, 2023 Word for Word Media 0Comment

A PATIENT’S PERSPECTIVE ON PROSTATE CANCER, ED AND PENILE PROSTHESIS

The story of Johann, 70-year-old prostate cancer survivor and penile implant patient.


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Johann is a 70-year-old prostate cancer survivor from the Northwest Province, who has agreed to share his story to inspire and give hope to men from all walks of life who suffer from erectile dysfunction. Suffering from venous leakage from the age of 40 his life has been significantly impacted by erectile dysfunction. After seeking out various treatments such as pills, injections and eventually hormone injection therapy Johann was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Johann’s cancer was treated by radical prostatectomy that led to nerve damage and complete erectile dysfunction. He struggled for many years, seeking solutions and was finally able to receive a medical aid funded penile implant that changed his life. Johann has sat down with the NuAngle team to share his story, hoping to reach men across the country and give them hope that there are solutions out there.

He shares his personal story and answers various questions that men commonly ask about penile prosthesis in this interview video series. If you have any questions that were not covered in the interview you can complete the question form and Johann has agreed to answer as well as assist where he can.

THE IMPLANT IS EVERYTHING THAT IWAS PROMISED

“I have a wonderful family with beautiful children and grandchildren, and when they grow up and leave home one wants to be able to get on with life, and you shouldn’t need to leave your sexual life behind because you’re getting older. That’s why I wanted to find a solution. My doctor referred me to a urologist, and he walked me through this whole process. My specialist did the procedure, and it was really a great success. ” But this does not mean it has been an easy journey. Johann suffered with erectile dysfunction for many years and tried all the solutions available to him.

Although he knew other men going through the same thing, he could not get through to them for advice no matter how hard he tried. That is why Johann has reached out to participate in this tell-all-interview, for others to not feel isolated in their journeys and to offer his insights to men across South Africa.

“IF I THINK ABOUT WHAT I HAVE GONE THROUGH. TO LOSE SOMETHING I HAVE ALWAYS HAD, FOR IT NOT TO BE A PART OF ME ANYMORE, I CAN ONLY SYMPATHISE WITH ALL MEN GOING THROUGH THIS, YOUNG & OLD.”

“I WANT TO GIVE OTHER MEN THE COURAGE TO SPEAK ABOUT THIS, WHEN GUYS BAND TOGETHER THEY REALISE THAT THEY ARE NOT THE ONLY PERSON IN THE ROOM.” – JOHANN

ASK JOHANN DIRECTLY & LEARN MORE ABOUT HIS JOURNEY

Johann shares his personal story and answers various questions that men commonly ask about penile prosthesis in this interview video series. Visit nuangle.co.za to access the full interview. If you have any questions that were not covered in the interview you can complete the question form on this web page and Johann has agreed to answer as well as assist where he can.

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