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.