Had the surgery, observations, Bib question...
I’m new to the forum, had the surgery one month ago. Would I do it had I found this forum before hand, probably not. Well I did pick up 3/8” BP (5 3/8 to 5 3/4) essentially from the surgery (just light hanging since a few days post op). This was exactly what the doctor said I should expect, he was very good and did tell me hanging without the surgery would produce gains but at a slower rate. He said I should try it but being impatient I just scheduled the surgery (4K… no vacations for a while!). I was a present to myself after breaking up with my ex. Given my nature it would also make me stick to the PE program after the financial and physical pain.
Observations: The surgery was not that bad, I did it under local anasthesia, didnt want to be sedated. The next day or so was tough, tylenol PM got me through the nights. I had hoped for bigger gains off the surgery but I do have a low LOT, like 7 not sure wether the surgery has effected this but it could be that I didnt have a lot to gain from the ligs anyway… since according to the doctor some guys do get significant gains from the surgery (maybe they have/had high LOT’s) I will still go BTC for a few months just to get as much as I can from the Ligs and the surgery… I mentioned this to my doctor and he seems to place a bigger emphasis on total hanging time… he recommends 8 hours a day… easy for him to say.
Hanging: I started out with the grip, its not bad except it becomes ineffective north of 6lbs. I do think the grip has some effective lower weight/longer time systems that I will continue to use. I now have the bib starter, it feels more comfortable right below the head (as opposed to further down the shaft) What Ive read indicates it should be further down, any danger in this? my head essentially balloons while i’m hanging… is this ok? My concern is I’ve had a couple of occasions where I started to get numb pretty quickly. I have read the faq and user guide… would like some perspectives as the Bib is tricky to say the least. I’m using an Ace wrap with a velcro end which seems to work pretty well.
If anyone has any questions on the surgery, which again I would probably hang for a few months at least before I even thought about it… or comments please let me know.