Update from Mike on 6/18/05:
I have posted this to the restore list and the TLC group, but for
those of you not on those lists this is something that I am so moved
by I wanted to share with you also. For those of you in the other
groups forgive the duplication and try to understand my excitement. I
am like a child given the most precious gift and I can not contain my
joy. Here is the message I posted:
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Well big milestone moment for me today and I have to share.
I have had to pull the skin back to urinate before, but today, I really had to push the skin back. It's a little cooler today than it
has been and apparently my new skin really wanted to pucker tightly.
So instead of having to just barely touch the skin to slide it back, I
had to apply a little pressure to get it to retract; pushing over the
entire glans until it "locked" into place behind the corona. At
first I pushed, but instead of retracting it slid back forward leaving me
But wait it gets better. When finished, I had to apply more pressure
to get the skin back over the corona and then it slid forward past the
glans on autopilot and stayed covered.
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!! You have no idea how
thrilled I am.
Did I mention,
PS I hope this encourages all you newbies
and even some of the veterans. After 21 months of restoration this encourages me more that
I can say. Did I mention,
Ron Low- UB the Man! Thank you, thank you, thank you! From the bottom of my TLC, cone and spacer I thank you a million times over.
To all those who have shared freely of their thoughts, feelings and
struggles - thank you.
PSS Interestingly as I read this, I am actually moved to tears; and I
haven't cried since my father died 16 years ago. Honestly, what a
moment. There is really more healing to this restoration than just
appearance and sensation.