Hello Everyone, Looks like we have locked up another one. You would think that one of these days we can quit talking about me!
We did have a great time on the Cruise. A nice relaxing escape from reality.
On the leaking front all is about the same. Some close calls on the trip but after 20 months of dealing with it I'm finally getting the hang of it! We did have a interesting shuttle bus ride to the Wal-Mart in Juneau, Alaska. Just how many people can cram into a 12 passenger van? I just glad they had a pack of "Manty Liners". I was afrade I was going to have to wear the "pull-up's" if they didn't. I guess in hindsight I should have stuffed every pocket of each suitcase with all the pads they would hold and still be under that 50 pound magic number.
I guess now I will move to Plan B. That is starting to call for consultations for the Doctors I have chosen for my short list to have the AUS done. I still hate the thought of having this done. But it is the last thing on the market at this time. With all your support and prayers I know I will be able to handle what ever comes out of it.
I will let you all know how things go.
43 at Dx and Surgery
PSA 5.7, Biopsy 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate, Gleason 7
RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - Nerves on right side saved. All Lab's clear.
Cathiter in for 28 days due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006 Undetectable 0.00.
ED workable and usable with Viagra.
Feb. 20th, 2007 - Feb. 4th, 2008 Cystoscope, Two Collagen injections,Second Opinion Consultation for Incontinance at OU Medical Center, Bio-Feedback training, Chiropractic, Accupuncture to try to resolve ongoing incontinance (4-6 pads a day) All PSA's 0.00.
Feb. 22nd, 2008 - Surgery to install the AMS AdVance Male Sling.
March 27th, 2008 - Sling not working, Little or no improvement.
April 18, 2008 - Collagen injection. Back to using 4-6 full pads a day within a week.
May 14, 2008 - Another collagen injection to try to Band-Aid the leaking for our June cruise. Will start making conusultation appiontments for AUS after we return.