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.
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