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Art662
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 54
   Posted 9/22/2008 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   

Just a quick test for signature.

Thought not a cancer patient, I have had a couple people inquiring about my previous IPP procedures. Here's brief recap. See novel below.


1979: Organic impotence at age 25 from drug reaction to coumadin.

1979 Half shunt & vena cava clip emergency surgery - 4 weeks in Ohio State Medical Center

1981 IPP implanted - 3 1/2 weeks Baylor U. Houston by F. Brantley Scott

1981 IPP replaced - 10 days Baylor U. Houston by F. Brantley Scott

1985 IPP replaced IPP due to implant shift - 1 weeks Mayo Clinic by William Furlow

1985 IPP replaced, penile degloving to correct scarring, shortening and cylinder contracture. Suspensatory Ligament procedure - 2 1/2 weeks Mayo Clinic by William Furlow

1989 IPP replaced, repair of Tunica albuginea around corpora cavernosa . Degloving to relive penile shortening - 10 days Baylor U. Houston by F. Brantley Scott.

2000 IPP removed due to fluid loss and possible infection - 6 days Cleveland Clinic by Dr. Karl Montague

2000 IPP replaced - 4 days Cleveland Clinic by Dr. Karl Montague.

2002 IPP replaced, penile degloving to correct penile shortening due to IPP removal for 2 months. Repair of Tunica albuginea around corpora cavernosa - 3 days U of Washington, Seattle Dr. Richard Berger.


Gene214
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 422
   Posted 9/22/2008 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks Art,

Hopefully administration will allow your signature since more and more prostate cancer survivors are having to look at IPP for impotence.  Your experiences speak loudly the word: "Caution".  I hope I will never have the difficulties with mine that you have had.  But at least I am put on notice for some warning signs.  My implants have thus far been a very big help to me. 

Gene214


PC diagnosed 12-06 @ age 63
Radical open removal 2-14-07, Gleason 3+3=6
Removal of stricture 6-07, incontinence continues
Scheduled for AUS & IPP 05-08
Surgeon cancelled one day pre-surgery, due to cardiac concerns
Nuclear stress 5/13/08
3 stents 5/27
AUS, IPP implanted 07-16-08
AUS, IPP was activated on 08-18-08.  They both work!
 


Art662
Regular Member


Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 54
   Posted 9/22/2008 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Gene -

I still think the IPP is a worthwhile device.
It has its challenges, but those who face impotence are grateful for the advances over the years.
Many patients have very few issues with the IPP.
Many of my particular problems were due to poor sizing or surgical techniques, and having one for going on 28 years is bound to have some issues.
I posted here because I know the feeling of having to make life altering decisions without sufficient information or patient perspectives.

All the best to each and everyone of you.
1979: Organic impotence at age 25 from drug reaction to coumadin.
1979 Half shunt & vena cava clip emergency surgery - 4 weeks in Ohio State Medical Center
1981 IPP implanted - 3 1/2 weeks Baylor U. Houston by F. Brantley Scott
1981 IPP replaced - 10 days Baylor U. Houston by F. Brantley Scott
1985 IPP replaced IPP due to implant shift - 1 week Mayo Clinic by William Furlow
1985 IPP replaced, penile degloving to correct scarring, shortening and cylinder contracture. Suspensatory Ligament procedure - 2 1/2 weeks Mayo Clinic by William Furlow
1989 IPP replaced, repair of Tunica albuginea around corpora cavernosa . Degloving to relive penile shortening - 10 days Baylor U. Houston by F. Brantley Scott.
2000 IPP removed due to fluid loss and possible infection - 6 days Cleveland Clinic by Dr. Karl Montague
2000 IPP replaced - 4 days Cleveland Clinic by Dr. Karl Montague.
2002 IPP replaced, penile degloving to correct penile shortening due to IPP removal for 2 months. Repair of Tunica albuginea around corpora cavernosa - 3 days U of Washington, Seattle Dr. Richard Berger.


Tony Crispino
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 9/22/2008 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Great signature, Art,
I think your life with this is very helpful to our PCa brothers. Sorry you have had to deal with this for so long. My best to you in hopes you do well in the future. And certainly avoid the other demon we are dealing with down there.

Tony
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE)
Bilateral seminal vesicle invasion (SVI); Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (September 17 '08): <0.1 ~ Undetectable!
 
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STAY POSITIVE!
 
 

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