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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 8/14/2008 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
we found this site a few months ago and I decided to briefly write our story and share information since I am the writer in the family - My husband ( now 55 yo) was operated by laparoscopic surgery 02-04 by Dr. Guillonneau at MSK.  Gleason 7  3+4 and PSA was up to 6.8 prior to surgery.  We went to other consult at Moffitt Center in Tampa - but decided on MSK due to updated procedure at that time.  Infection due to cathether caused secondary brief hospitalization with IV antibodic therapy.  All PSA have been great.  However, incontinence continued past the time that we were told it would decrease. We went to the urology department at msk but was not impressed.  We basically kept on waiting to see if the condition improved.  We saw another urologist who impressed upon us the importance of getting my husband's sugar levels down and eliminating all caffeine if AUS would be considered.  Pad use was at least 10 pads a day ( we never weighed pads ) Condition worsing in the afternoon and evening hours ( almost no control after 2 pm ) Upon consult for AUS - Doctor spoke about Advance Male Sling - discussed pros and cons - we read articles which spoke about now using the Male Sling for patients like my husband who were first not considered candidates for this surgery .  My husband was operated on July 15, 2008 at Tampa General by Dr. Ordoricia, who is also affilated with Moffit Cancer Center.  He did not have much pain after the surgery and since the operation is dry unless he sneezes or coughs with a full bladder.  We hope this information can help others      Mrs D

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   Posted 8/14/2008 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 8/14/2008 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW! Glad you found us!! How is your husband doing now?
Father's Age 62 (now 63)
Original Gleason 3+4=7, Post-Op Gleason- 4+3=7,
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin, One positive node. T3a N1 M0.
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07, Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yrs
Radiation March 03-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
July 2, 08 PSA <.02
Praying for a cured dad.

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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 883
   Posted 8/14/2008 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad you sling seems to be holding. I had one and did not get any improvment at all.
Keep us informed.
    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

New Member

Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 8/15/2008 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
kw and doting daughter - we will keep you in the loop of the progress - so far one month after surgery he is dry and slight wetness when he sneezes or coughs and only when his bladder is full - and he was using 10-12 pads a day - it really has been a big change
KW - I read about your journeys on this web site and it helped us alot when asking questions about the sling before my husband's operation - thanks for putting down in words your ups and downs - it really made a difference for us
our thoughts and prayers are with you for your upcoming surgery
my husband will write more about his sling operation soon mrs D
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