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Supportive Peyronie’s Spouse Makes A Huge Difference


My name is Lance and this is my story.

About 10 years ago, I noticed two small pea sized lumps on the top of my penis. I went to the doctor and he said it was Peyronie’s Disease and he explained everything to me. My penis was not bent and there was no pain at that time. He said that it could stay the same or get worse over the years.

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Well, it got worse over the years. In 2015 I started having pain during an erection. I noticed that my penis was beginning to turn upward and it was narrowing like a hour glass. About a month later, the pain and bending of my penis got so bad that I could no longer have sexual intercourse with my wife. I explained everything to her and we agreed to see what could be done.

I went to my primary physician who sent me to a urologist. The urologist didn't specialize in Peyronie’s Disease so he recommended a penis pump. I paid over $200 for the pump and used it for about 6 months. I could see that it wasn't doing much so I went back to my primary physician who referred me to a Peyronie's Specialist.

I went to the University of North Carolina Hospital and consulted with a specialist. He said I was the worst case he had ever seen. I had a lot of plague in my penis. He recommended surgery. The doctor then explained both procedures (grafting and plication). I chose to have the plication procedure.

To make a long story short, the surgery was a success. My penis is shorter but I can maintain an erection and make satisfying love to my wife. My wife has been supportive from the very beginning of this journey which makes a huge difference.

You have to accept the fact that you will never be like you were before in terms of size and length but the object is to be able to engage in intercourse. The saying that size don't matter is true.

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Comments On This Article

  1. Birgir May 2018

    Dear Lance

    Thank you very much for sharing your story with My Peyronie’s readers. I know for sure that your uplifting tone and experience will help some come to terms with their condition.

    I couldn’t agree more about how important it is to have supportive spouse when dealing with Peyronie’s disease. It can really make all the difference for the Peyronie’s patient and in the end make the relationship even stronger. Getting through Peyronie’s together means you can get through most things life throws at you together.

    As always, I strongly encourage all men that are fortunate enough to have partners to involve them in their Peyronie’s battle. As Lance says, it makes a huge difference.

    I’m so glad for you both that your plication surgery was successful. Surgery is usually the last resort as has some potential serious side effects. However, sometimes it is the best and / or only option and if you have a good surgeon the odds are with you.

    Penile plication is a tuck procedure on the side opposite to the plaque (scar) thus shortening the long side of the penis. This means penis shortening is unavoidable side effect. In many cases that does not matter (as you correctly point out, size is not everything). However, for those that size matters, then men can use traction devices to gain back the lost length. However, it does require substantial commitment.

    Men can realistically expect between 0.5 – 1 cm in penile length per month of use. So to increase the penile length by 1 - 2 inches (2.5 – 5 cm) men are likely to have to use the penis traction device for 6 - 10 hours daily for 3 - 6 months.

    But it can be done if men are willing to put in the effort. That's just how traction works (think of long neck Kayan women in Burma).

    Saying that, I like your attitude and agree that men may have to accept that their penis may never be exactly the same as before. However, the object is to be able to engage in satisfying sexual intercourse. And I’m so happy that your treatment worked for you… and your wife.

    Again, thank you very much for sharing your story and I wish you both a happy healthy life.

    Kind regards,


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