Hope you will read the posts which lifeguyd made available. Click on the link and most questions will be answered. I'll deal with your question about leaving you inflated. I could have sworn my surgeon left me inflated a little, but he said he did not and in reality, he didn't. All the swelling, etc. makes you think you are and I understand some sugeons do leave it inflated a bit. One reason you might think you are inflated is that the cylinders implanted in your shaft will never retreat up into your body. So you will have a better "lockerroom" look about you. Just might as well enjoy it 'cause it ain't going away to hide anywhere.
Will be glad to talk with you personally if you wish. Email me and I'll email my phone number to you or I'll call you... whichever.
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!
10-20-08 went back to surgeon for a follow-up. Both devices are working very good and surgeon was very pleased that I am very pleased.