Advance Male Sling

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leakygeek
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 8/8/2008 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your stories, gentlemen. After reading this forum, I have just
called my urologist to cancel my Advance Sling surgery. I had daVinci
about 13 months ago and use about 1-3 Depends underwear per day.
If I have a few beers watching a ball game, I have to be very careful.
I must then get up in the middle of the night to avoid an "overflow", but
I am not giving up beer! ED seems to be improving lately, but daVinci
definitely set me back in that department. I have decided for now to get
the "Beyond Kegels" book and put up with the pads. I mean...what's the
point of having the surgery if many patients still need 1 pad per day?
 
I am also "chicken" about the pain. I am normally very pain tolerant.
I had a boil excised by scalpel without anesthetic and I have had skin tags
removed with an electric spark device. I have had many surgeries and broken
bones...but I have never had pain like I had all night long on the first night
after my daVinci. They would only give me 222s, and they did nothing. I am
sure I bent the rails on my bed and I was cursing my surgeon. The posting
by Veronica reminded me of this pain...and supports my surgery cancellation.
 
Thanks all,
Brad
 

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kw
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   Posted 8/8/2008 11:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Leaky, I really do not blame you for backing out. But, if you are at 1-3 pads a day you are right in the range for the sling to help you. I do not see your age so I don't know if your still working or retired. If you are still very active I might would rethink the sling. Find a Doctor that has done many of them and talk to them. In the long run the pain of it all might be worth it. I'm not tryin to sell you on it. Just givin you my opinion.
We will support you in what ever you decide.
Good Luck,
KW
    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.
    July 14th, 2008 - AUS consultation with Dr. Morey at UT Southwestern (Dallas).
    Aug. 22nd, 2008 - AUS Surgery by Dr. Morey
     


leakygeek
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 8/9/2008 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for the support, CW, but for me the kicker is the pads. If 1 out of 3 still need to wear 1 pad per day, what's the point? I am 63 and still working and active in sports. If the only gain is fewer pad changes...I will wait for a better medical solution.

Brad 


kw
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 883
   Posted 8/9/2008 10:29 PM (GMT -6)   
You might want to consider the AUS then? But, It will always be your choice. We will support you either way.

KW
    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.
    July 14th, 2008 - AUS consultation with Dr. Morey at UT Southwestern (Dallas).
    July 30, PSA 0.00.
    Aug. 22nd, 2008 - AUS Surgery by Dr. Morey
     

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