(With Psychologist Patrick Lumbroso (RIP)
SEX after Prostate Cancer is CHALENGING! In this episode, we reacquaint you with Men’s Health Psychologist Patrick Lumbroso (RIP) who we first introduced in Episode 4, in our first ‘’pop up’’ edition. and then again in Episode 50. Today’s post-humous chat focuses on how men feel when it comes to all things penile rehabilitation and when things don’t work when trying to get it up! From injections to foreplay and penile implant surgery- Patrick holds NOTHING back!! Patrick was a man on a mission to educate the world and his phrase Á MAN WITH A PLAN IS UNSTOPPABLE” also applies to himself. Please remember that the information provided needs contexct – it was recorded in April 2017 and so some things have changed including outcomes for post-surgical erectile dysfunction. (Listen to Urologist Dr David Dangerfield, Episode 46 for restoring sexual function with Nerve Grafting)!
Patrick, who founded ‘’ManFocus Clinic’’ in Sydney Australia was passionate about providing a quality rehabilitation and counselling service for men and their partners, especially those undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. Knowing the potential side effects of surgery – including erectile and urinary dysfunction – could greatly impact on a man’s self-esteem, Patrick was earnest in his goals to address the big gaps seen in male mental health. Patrick’s primary focus was in education and support for men experiencing any form of sexual dysfunction, and although he did not complete his PHD due to his premature passing, his work is founding and explores new frontiers in men’s health.
In 2017 Dr Jo interviewed Patrick over 3 hours and episode 55 is the secind of 3 episodes bringing Patrick’s experience and desire to assist others to be better prepared and more proactive in their recovery. Knowing his death from a brain tumour was imminent, Patrick did not hold back. Brace yourself for this raw account…..
Patrick’s wife Donna and children, Joel and Rebecca have agreed to share this body of work, that remains as relevant today as when it was recorded. We thank them for their generosity.
Links to Patrick Lumbroso’s body of work:
Linked-In: Patrick Lumbroso – Sexual Rehabilitation Therapist
- You Tube: ”Sex After Prostate Cancer ‘with Patrick Lumbroso https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq-PemuG0qmMZ0E0IeageWA (14 videos Patrick felt were essential knowledge for men with Prostate Cancer)
- E-Book – Sex, Life & Intimacy after Prostate Cancer
Links relevant to International Prostate Cancer Awareness Month info include:
Is it self pity I look at my plight
The days all seem so dark I search for the light
I’m on the ropes its only round one,
I look to the canvas my strength all but gone
But those in the corner who look to the ring
Hold on to the towel from their hands it won’t fling,
They have that belief, their faith in me,
To rise to the challenge and beat the big C!
I’ve found this strength within me before
It lies inside at my very core,
So Big C we stand toe to toe
Punches come and the more you throw.
Shoulders slumped you sense defeat
But I’m not on the canvas I’m standing strong on my feet,
Identity as a man you may take from me
But a surgeon’s knife and of you I will be free.
You won’t define me with all of this strife
I have more to offer, You won’t take my life
Unfair to leave with struggles and fear,
Passing your suffering to loved ones who care.
From the edge, step back
Towards them please walk,
They’re waiting to listen, reach out and talk.
For you it’s dark, but there’s nothing to gain
Don’t leave them behind to carry on your pain.
Not sure where to start to improve your penile function?
If you are unsure when, where, and how to start to improve your penile x sexual function, check Melissa’s Penile Rehabilitation Program.
Just click the button below or send us a message at SUPPORT@RSHEALTH.COM.AU to know more about the Penile Rehabilitation Program – a self-paced penile recovery roadmap to help you make the right decisions for your treatment – before or after being diagnosed with Prostate Cancer.
The Penis Project is sponsored by PROST! Exercise for Prostate Cancer.inc and the Yoga Vine. PROST is a not for profit organization in Western Australia is a not for profit organisation that provides professionally guided exercise training and support to men during Prostate Cancer treatment, to optimise preparation and recovery.
The Yoga Vine is a Perth based studio operating for the past 8 years on St Georges terrace in the heart of the CBD, offering daily classes as well as a suite of Professional education and personal development programs for students, Yoga Teachers and the broader community. They are based in Perth CBD and provide a full range of corporate Yoga, mindfulness and wellness packages, seminars and workshops designed to keep your workplace productive, positive and healthy.
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