This page includes comprehensive Prostatectomy Preparation and Surgical Recovery Program instructions, a weekly plan, and a list of all program components.
First, ensure you have all the program components before you begin. Next, review the pre and post-surgical schedules so you know when to perform the program each day. After that, set up your Private Gym account and check how to use each program part. Then, follow the steps for at least four weeks to assess how you respond to each part of the program.
After this initial period, you may make adjustments to optimize your program. However, if you adversely react to any part of it, please stop using that component immediately and contact our coaches or your doctor.
(1) PelvicRx Kegel Training Program (can be excluded if previously purchased)
(2) PosTvac 3000 Medical-Grade Penis Pump (choice of manual or automatic pumps)
(3) AFFIRM Nutritional Supplement for Pelvic Blood Flow
(4) Bathmate Spartan Power Ring
(5) Prostate Cancer 20/20 Book by Dr. Andrew Siegel
Your Pre-Surgical Weekly Routine
The weekly schedule for the pre-surgical portion of the Prostatectomy Program is below.
We recommend that you start the program at least eight weeks before surgery. Begin by reading the included Prostate Cancer 20/20 book and commence your Kegel exercise routine as instructed with the PelvicRx program.
If you cannot start eight weeks before surgery, even only a few weeks in the program before surgery will still be beneficial.
It is crucial to read the Prostate Cancer 20/20 book as soon as possible.
It will help you understand the basics of prostate cancer, the rationale for each treatment option, and the benefits of various rehabilitation therapies.
As a result, you will better navigate the recovery process and achieve better outcomes.
Your Post-Surgical Routine
The weekly schedule for the post-surgical portion of the Prostatectomy Program is below. We highly recommend you check this schedule with your urologist since it may need to be modified depending on your circumstances.
You can begin using AFFIRM one week following catheter removal.
At that point, follow the product page instructions and take one tablet in the morning and one in the evening with a meal.
It usually takes 2-4 weeks for effects to show, so please begin as soon as possible. You may increase the dosage to two tablets in the morning and two in the evening (four tablets total) if there is no effect at the initial dosage after several weeks.
You may also restart your Kegel exercise program one week after removing your catheter.
Return to performing the same Week that you did before surgery. If you cannot compete that same Week without undue strain, go back one week at a time until you find a level you can complete comfortably. Then work your way back up again, just as you did the pre-surgical portion of the program.
Your videos will still be accessible in the "My Account" portion of the Private Gym site.
The PosTVac 3000 included with this program can also be used immediately before sexual activity to trigger an erection. When used this way, you must also use a constriction ring, so it must be at least six weeks after catheter removal. Instructions on how to use your PosTVac Pump before sexual activity are here.
We also offer a device called the Viberect (sold separately) which uses high-frequency vibrations to trigger an erection. Many of our post-surgical customers use Viberect for this purpose.